Tensions at the China-India border: China rejects US President Donald Trump's mediation offer
Tensions at the China-India border: China rejects US President Donald Trump's mediation offer

The Chinese government reacted to US President Donald Trump's mediation offer to resolve the rising tensions between India and China.

According to the Chinese state media, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that "China and India have full capacity to resolve their disputes through dialogue, and both have a reasonable system to deal with the problem through dialogue".

China has rejected the US mediation offer to ease tensions with India, the official newspaper reported in the Global Times. "Neither country needs such help from President Trump."

"Both countries should be wary of the United States, seeking opportunities to undermine peace and brotherhood in the region," he said.

US President Donald Trump has offered to mediate the border tensions between India and China twice.

In response to the question of an Indian journalist, the US President speaking to the press on Wednesday said, "I love your Prime Minister. He is a good man. There is a great conflict between India and China. Both are densely populated countries. They both have strong armies. India is not happy and Maybe China is not happy either. I talked to Prime Minister Modi and everything with China is not in the right mood.

However, Trump has offered to mediate between the two countries. "I can do anything to help, I'm ready," he said.

Earlier Wednesday, President Trump went to Twitter to mediate between the two countries.

What did India say about the mediation offer?

The Indian government said on Thursday that finding a peaceful solution to the ongoing border tensions is in talks with China.

India carefully responded to Trump's mediation offer. "We are in contact with China for a peaceful solution," said Anurag Srivastava, spokesperson for the Indian Foreign Ministry.

According to the Indian news agency PTI, China also said on Wednesday that "the situation on the border with India is completely stable and under control".

Meanwhile, ex-president of the Indian Congress Party, Rahul Gandhi, said on Friday that the government's silence on the situation on the border with China has led to speculation at a difficult time. The government should come and explain and explain what happened to the country.

Why is there tension at the Chinese border?

The dispute over Galvan Valley between India and China broke out after India claimed that the Chinese army had set up tents along the Gulwan Valley.

Gulwan Valley is located near the Indo-Chinese border between Ladakh and Aksai Chin. Here, the Actual Control Line (LAC) separates Aksai Chin from India. The valley stretches from the Xinjiang region of south China to the Ladakh region of India.

India then increased its military presence there. On the other hand, China accused India of making illegal military preparations near the Gluan Valley.

Previously, on May 9, clashes took place between Indian and Chinese forces in Northern Sikkim's Nathu La sector.

At that time, Chinese military helicopters were spotted near the Control Line in Ladakh. After that, the Indian Air Force also began patrolling fighter jets.

Several rounds of negotiations at the level of commander of the department failed to end the ongoing tension between India and China.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a high-level briefing on the current situation in LoC and the ongoing tensions with China on Tuesday.

Besides the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defense General Staff Chief Vipin Rawat National Security Advisor Ajit Dobhal and the Chiefs of the three Armies attended the meeting.

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