China on Monday offered to open talks with India to resolve differences on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), opening the door for removing a major irritant in New Delhi-Beijing ties
New Delhi has objected to the corridor which passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, as violation of its sovereignty
- “We are ready to work with the Indian side through dialogue and communication for a better solution. This best serves the interests of the two countries,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said, when asked to comment on remarks on CPEC by India’s Ambassador to China, Gautam Bambawale.
- In an interview with Global Times last week, Mr. Bambawale had proposed a new phase of dialogue between India and China, which would cover all differences including CPEC.