When India ended the special status of Jammu and Kashmir last year, there was a strong objection from China. But Pakistan has given ‘temporary provincial status’ to Gilgit-Baltistan, so far it has not opposed it.
China’s response is completely opposite to Pakistan than India. China’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that they have seen the report and that there is no change in China’s stand on Kashmir and it is absolutely clear.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Wednesday, “The Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan is historical. Its solution should be peaceful and according to the UN Charter. This is a bilateral issue and should be resolved under that.
This comment from China came in response to the question of Indian media in the daily press conference of the Ministry of External Affairs.
On the other hand, China issued an official statement last year on neutralizing Article 370 and opposed India’s decision.
While Pakistan changed the status of Gilgit-Baltistan, China remained silent.
India had abolished the special status of Jammu and Kashmir last year, so China said it was a matter of grave concern.
On Wednesday, Prasar Bharati asked the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman at the press conference, what does China have to say on Pakistan’s decision on Gilgit-Baltistan?
In response to this question, Wang Wenbin reiterated the same old saying that there has been no change in China’s attitude towards Kashmir.
Prasar Bharati again asked Wang Wenbin that China had raised a strong objection when India had abolished the special status of Jammu and Kashmir but why is it silent about Pakistan?
Isn’t China different on the same issue? In response, Wang Wenbin said that what you are saying is not true because there has been no change in China’s attitude towards Kashmir.
China also opposed making Ladakh a union territory. However, India had made it clear that there would be no change in the international border.