China-Pak. talks to focus on regional tensions

Prelims level : Intl. events in India’s Concern Mains level : GS - II
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China said it would discuss the deterioration in ties between India and Pakistan with the visiting Foreign Minister of Pakistan as part of a broader diplomatic push to ease tensions in South Asia.

China stonewalled India’s move to ban Masood Azhar at UN

Though, China also is a victim of terrorism in Xinjiang and it has given firm assurances on terrorism at multilateral forums, still it seen that China is not ‘walking the talk’. China’s move which prevented JeM chief Masood Azhar’s ban at the UN is open acknowledgment to it.

China is blocking India’s move due to following reasons:

  • Pakistan Factor: China’s engagement with Pakistan has highly increased in recent times, be it nuclear cooperation, CPEC or defence cooperation. In this scenario, China is doing every possible thing to guard its ally completely ignoring its terror activities.
  • Insecurity: China has troubled boundary disputes in South China Sea and east and is always wary of India’s engagement there and thus it uses such issues to indirectly show its dominance at international forums.

Why China did that?

Ensuring Pakistan’s intelligence services remain on its side is essential, as Beijing sees it, to containing the threat from across the Karakorum — and blocking Indian efforts to nail Azhar is a very small favour to an important partner.

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