The cordial relationship that India and China had built over the past years has been jeopardised due to Beijing’s actions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), said Jianli Yang, a Chinese dissident and son of a former Communist Party leader.
In an opinion piece in Newsweek, Jianli, who is founder and president of Citizen Power Initiatives for China, said that in its anxiousness to appear “strong” after it failed to effectively handle the outbreak of COVID-19 in its initial stages, China revealed its ugly, untrustworthy side to India.
“The cordial relationship that India and China had built consequent to summit meetings between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Wuhan in 2018 and Mamallapuram in 2019 has been jeopardised due to China’s actions along the Line of Actual Control,” he wrote.
“In its anxiousness to appear strong, China revealed its ugly, untrustworthy side to India. In response, India adopted a string of measures in various spheres–diplomacy, military, economy and technology,” as per the Chinese dissident.
Other countries also stood up in support of India and voiced opposition to China’s latest territorial expansionist move in the Himalayan region. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo minced no words in condemning China and its “incredibly aggressive action” on the Indian border, according to Jianli.