USA MUST stop meddling: China warns America amid vicious border row
CHINA has issued a warning to the United States on Monday after it sent its ambassador in India to a contested stretch of land on the India-China border.
US Ambassador to India Richard Verma posted photos on his Twitter account on October 21 of his recent trip to Arunachal Pradesh, thanking Indian officials for their “warm hospitality” and calling the region a “magical place”.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China was “firmly opposed” to the US diplomat’s actions, which he said would “damage the hard-earned peace and tranquillity of the China-India border region”.
He said: “Any responsible third party should respect efforts by China and India to seek peaceful and stable reconciliation, and not the opposite.
“We urge the United States to stop getting involved in the China-India territorial dispute and do more to benefit this region’s peace and tranquillity.”
India’s Ministry of External Affairs described Verma’s visit as “nothing unusual”.
MEA spokesman Vikas Swarup said in response to the Chinese statement: “The U.S. Ambassador visited Arunachal Pradesh, a state which is an integral part of the country to which he is accredited.”