Sikkim standoff: At BRICS meet, Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping’s fake smiles mask underlying hostility
There is considerable enthusiasm in the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the informal meeting of the BRICS margin on the recent G-20 summit.
Previously, Chinese media have said there would be no meetings and discussions between the two leaders.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has also ruled out a meeting saying that the environment was not conducive to such discussions, even if our Foreign Ministry (MEA) has not specified any meeting.
It is clear that these announcements meeting that is not Chinese and there was no discussion for Chinese public consumption and create the impression that India had called for such a meeting, which was rejected by China – to talk about China threat to support independence Of Sikkim – an obvious distraction from the repression of the Tibetans and Uighurs of Xinjiang.
There was no logic in such fury. China, knew that Modi and Xi will meet at the informal BRICS meeting in Hamburg organized by China during the BRICS 9 summit when it was hosted by China from 3 to 5 September in Xiamen City.
But, ultimately, the China People’s Daily website showed a picture of a smiling Modi and Xi standing next to the presidents of Brazil, Russia and South Africa to Hamburg.
In fact, Modi and Jinping met informally and had a conversation on a number of issues, as has been said by the MEA spokesman. The question of whether the appearance of Sikkim has arisen during the discussion is not known, but probably would not have been mentioned by any of the leaders.
At the informal BRICS meeting, Xi called for a “peaceful settlement of regional conflicts and conflicts”, welcomed India’s strong commitment to terrorism and India’s economic success in economic and social development.
He also called for the consolidation of the G20 as a leading platform for international economic cooperation. Xi also expressed appreciation for the BRICS developments under Modi’s previous leadership.
Modi also welcomed the progress made by BRICS under Xi, while stressing the need to cooperate in the global economic recovery. He called the G20 to collectively oppose the financing of terrorism, deductibles, shelters, support and sponsors. In reference to the introduction of the GST in India, Mr. Modi called for a collective decision against the practice of protectionism, particularly in the areas of trade and professional knowledge and movement, while reiterating India’s commitment to Implementation of the Paris Agreement.
While Xi mentioned the importance of the Paris Agreement and the need to implement, its allusion to terrorism has been limited by mentioning the strong desire of India.
Utopians in India seem optimistic about the mention of “peaceful resolution of conflicts and regional conflicts,” of Xi without knowing what lies behind the mask and false smile.
It should be recalled that Modi and Xi met on June 9 in the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Astana, Kazakhstan, where the two leaders agreed that bilateral differences should not lead to litigation.
But even when Xi shook hands and Modi smiled (as in Hamburg), it is now clear that on the night of June 8 and 9, soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (EPL) broke the bunkers of the royal army of Bhutan In the Doka Plateau, in flagrant violation of the written agreement between Bhutan and China, pending the definitive settlement of borders, peace and tranquility are maintained along the border and both Parties will refrain from unilaterally amending the state in the countryside.
So there is no reason for optimism. China will continue to maintain, as it does now, that there is no difference, because the Doka Property is Chinese territory.
This, even though “another blatant lie” of China was exposed by Claude Arpi who has explained that Tibet was not a signatory of Sikkim-Tibetan Treaty of 1890 that China raped to claim Doka La. Arpi also emphasized that ignoring in 1890, China did not accept a treaty on the borders of Bhutan and Tibet, Sikkim-Tibet until the end of 1960.