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China criticises US, says- border standoff with India bilateral issue

Criticising the US, China has said that border standoff with India in eastern Ladakh is a bilateral issue and asked the US to 'stop' its Indo-Pacific strategy. The remarks by the Chinese foreign ministry came a day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured India that the US stands firmly with it to confront threats to its sovereignty. Reacting to the US push for closer defence ties with India, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a media briefing here on Wednesday that 'the border affairs between China and India are matters between the two countries.' 'Now the situation across the border is generally stable and the two sides are in resolving relevant issues through consultations and negotiations,' he said. Wang sharply criticised the US' Indo-Pacific concept, saying 'the Indo-Pacific strategy proposed by the US is preaching outdated Cold War mentality and preaching confrontation and geopolitical game. It is aimed to uphold the hegemony of the US. This runs counter to the common interest for the region and we urge the US to stop this.'

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