Small role if you join BRI in future: Chinese media’s message to ‘nervous’ India
Chinese state media call India “skeptical, nervous and anxious” on Monday in New Delhi no radiant join the Initiative of the belt and the Road (BRI) in Beijing in the care of sovereignty and concerns about debt burden from other countries.
An element of state media asked why it was a viewer participant more eager to participate in the transcontinental connectivity project.
He warned that if India decided to join the initiative in the future, it could have a “small role” to play.
India has jumped the Belt and Road Forum (BRF), which took place in Beijing on Sunday and Monday on concerns over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which runs through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POK).
The Global Times article was published despite the fact that President Xi Jinping opened at the top of the round table of the BRF with about 29 heads of state who participate Monday morning at Yanqi Lake International Convention Center, about 70 km the center of Beijing, amidst low hills and a lake. At the round table, Xi spoke to accelerate the process among regions of the world through infrastructure projects.
On Sunday, he promised $ 124 billion for the plan and called for the abandonment of old models based on rivalries and diplomatic power games.
However, New Delhi has officially ruled out Saturday to send a delegation.
“No country can accept a project that ignores its main concerns about sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Gopal Bagley, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, said in reference to the CPEC.
“Connectivity initiatives should respect the principles of fiscal responsibility to avoid projects that would create unsustainable debt burdens for communities,” said M. Bagley, speaking about the debt danger of host countries, especially smaller economies. Have difficulty repaying loans for infrastructure projects financed by China.