China Looks to ‘Deepen’ Ties With India Amid Trade War With US

Chinese Embassy in India said that the actions of President Donald Trump government is likely to affect India also.

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) and China’s President Xi Jinping.

The Chinese Embassy in New Delhi, in a statement on Wednesday, 10 October, said that “China and India need to deepen their cooperation to fight trade protectionism”.

The Embassy's response comes to queries on US-China relationship by the Indian media, amid the ongoing trade war, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to the country.

In a statement, spokesperson of Chinese Embassy in India Ji Rong said that the actions of President Donald Trump government is likely to affect India, and that the two countries must "deepen their cooperation."

“As the two largest developing countries and major emerging markets, China and India are both in the vital stage of deepening reform and developing economy, and both need stable external environment. Practicing unilateral trade protectionism in the name of “national security” and “fair trade” will not only affect China’s economic development, but also undermine the external environment of India and hinder India’s booming economy. China and India share common interests in defending the multilateral trading system and free trade.”
Chinese Embassy Statement

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang, in a joint statement on Monday, 8 October, aired mutual grievances amid worsening bilateral relations.

"Recently, as the US side has been constantly escalating trade friction toward China, it has also adopted a series of actions on the Taiwan issue that harm China's rights, and has made groundless criticism of China's domestic and foreign policies," Wang said at a joint appearance with Pompeo, reported Reuters.

"We believe this has been a direct attack on our mutual trust, and has cast a shadow on China-US relations," Wang reportedly said.

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