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India-Maldives Row: China spewed venom in Maldives issue, said- India should adopt liberal attitude

Pankaj Prasad
Chinese President Jinping and Maldives President Muizzu
Chinese President Jinping and Maldives President Muizzu

Through Communist government mouthpiece Global Times, China said that it never asked Maldives to stay away from India.

China has not liked other countries joining India in the dispute with Maldives. China's official newspaper Global Times wrote that India should think with an open mind. India thinks that its influence should remain in the region. Maldives and other neighbors have followed suit and stayed away from China. Global Times says that India should think that China cannot be ignored among the countries of South Asia.

Actually, Maldives President Mohammed Muizzu is currently on a visit to China. Before this, any President of Maldives has been visiting India as his first foreign visit. China has been irritated by the news regarding this in the Indian media. Global Times, through analysts, said that describing Muizzu's visit as pro-China reflects the lack of confidence among some Indian leaders. India should not blame China for strained relations with its neighboring countries by using it as an excuse to compete with China in this region.

Long Jingchun, a professor at the School of International Relations at the expansionist-minded Sichuan International Studies University in China, says China respects Maldivian sovereignty and does not interfere in its domestic affairs. Unlike India, China does not oppose other countries' relations with the Maldives. Through Global Times, China said that it never asked Maldives to stay away from India. It also does not see relations between India and Maldives as a threat.

India should expand its heart

The newspaper wrote that China is willing to have trilateral cooperation with India and Maldives. India should think with an open mind. India thinks that its influence should remain in the region. Maldives and other neighbors have followed suit and stayed away from China. Global Times says that India should think that China cannot be ignored among the countries of South Asia.

Muijju is looking after the interest of his country

Muizzu is not taking sides between China and India, the Global Times writes, quoting Lin Minwang, deputy director of the Center for South Asian Studies at Fudan University. They don't even need to do that. In fact he is putting the interest of his country first. India allegedly wants to put pressure on Muizzu by making him a bogeyman of pro-China policy.

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