WASHINGTON: The Chinese envoy to the US on Tuesday said that no one could “contain” China now, expressing his displeasure over the formation of an “exclusive club” in the Indo-Pacific region.
Chinese Ambassador to the US Cui Tiankai was responding to questions on the recent India-centric policy speech by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the decision of the Trump administration to sell to India high-tech military equipment, including state-of-the-art armed drones, and the Japanese proposal of a strategic quadrilateral dialogue involving India and Australia.
“I don’t think that the sales of advanced arms would really serve that purpose,” Cui said.
Political analysts in the west have described the sale of arms to India as a US move to contain China.
“By the way I don’t think anybody would be able to contain China,” the Chinese Ambassador asserted in his rare press conference at the Embassy of China here.
The top diplomat was addressing media ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to China early next month