China hints it can rename CPEC if India joins OBOR initiative
BEIJING: The Chinese foreign ministry on Thursday responded to a statement by its ambassador in India, Luo Zhaohui, who recently said Beijing is prepared to rename the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to address India's concerns . The ministry neither endorsed nor denied Luo's statement, suggesting that it was encouraging Luo to negotiate with New Delhi over the issue, while ensuring that it did not upset Islamabad either.
The ambassador had said during a speech in Delhi last week that China "can change the name of CPEC" and "create an alternative corridor through Jammu & Kashmir, Nathu La pass or Nepal to deal with India's concerns".
In return, it was suggested that India join its One Belt One Road (OBOR) connectivity plan which desperately needs a boost from China's largest neighbour to its south. Chinese investments in Nepal and Myanmar are meant to pressure India to join the initiative but India has not responded to these overtures so far.
The fact that Luo publicly discussed the possibility of renaming CPEC twice indicates that he was acting on instructions from Beijing and not expressing his personal views, observers said.
Ankush N-Delhi-7 hours ago
Ok so first dismantle CPEC in POK, settle border disputes and lastly stop warning India over Arunachal pradesh. Its None of you business!!
Proud Indian-7 hours ago
without India, this will be a total disaster and the chinese know this that is why they are now bowing to their Indian fathers to save themselves from disaster
Mohan Samant-united kingdom-7 hours ago
China is now fully aware that CPEC is a disaster and want India to bail them out of this peculiar situation with Pakistan.
Jp Murty-7 hours ago
Nehru fell into the Chinsee trap once in 1959 and again in 1962. Modi is more intelligent. He''ll make no such mistake.
MohammedThePig-6 hours ago
India should only join OBOR if China scrapes CPEC and build a new corridor in India by giving soft loan to India, just like Japan gave to India for bullet train. India should also ask China to allow India in NSG and ban Masood Azhar and his terrorist organisation. India should also ask China to leave it''s claim on arunanchal Pradesh and give back aksai chin to india.
Until and unless these situations aren''t fulfilled India should join OBOR
Shyamal-India-7 hours ago
Even China has realized that Pappu will never be in power in India and they have to deal with Modi only. Jai Ho.
SANJEEV SADANAND-7 hours ago
Hahaha... Without INDIA it''s difficult for even USA , China has to bow down. Business is every thing... The central Gov''t New it.
J-6 hours ago
India should join only if NSG support, UNSC permanent seat support, Masood issue, and border issues are resolved..