Amid growing tensions between India and Pakistan following the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, the United Nations Security Council on Friday held a closed-door meeting at its headquarters at China’s behest.
Although many in Pakistan found it awkward Prime Minister Imran Khan having been received in Beijing by Deputy Secretary General, Beijing Municipal Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Foreign Ministry officials say there is nothing unusual.
China again blocked an initiative to tag Jaish-e Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” by the United Nations Security Council. Beijing’s move on Wednesday came as the Security Council was to take up a resolution on the matter, days after the February 14 Jaish attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama in which 40 soldiers died. The resolution, say sources, was backed by unprecedented number of countries going into the “double digits”. India said it was “disappointed by this outcome”.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in China on Thursday on the latest stop of a sweep through Asia that aims to expand the kingdom’s influence on the continent.
Prince Mohammed touched down in the morning following earlier visits to India and Pakistan.
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New Delhi, Nov 26. China’s Global Times has described Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation decision as a bold move but has said that its success would depend on the efficiency of the system and how much cooperation and patience society shows.
While noting that the Western-style democratic system of India allows little room for such bold moves, the Global Times said that Mr Modi was, however, really carrying it out, and ‘will create a precedent no matter he succeeds or fails.
’’ ‘’Modi’s move is very bold.
We cannot imagine what would happen in China if the country bans its 50- and 100-yuan notes,’’ the Chinese daily said.
‘’ Demonetisation is a gamble for Modi.
As the 48-member block prepares to meet in Vienna on Friday, China said India’s push for entry would only be discussed when the group agrees on rules for entry of non-signatories of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.