China media blames Indian press for anti-Beijing sentiments

Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) China’s state-run Global Times has blamed the Indian media for deteriorating ties between the two countries.

In a scathing article against the media in India, the Global Times wrote that “they grab all the attention they want like always” and “also caused a deterioration in the Indian public’s views of China”.

The Indian press “has not yet learned to see the considerable potential of the bilateral relationships with a constructive mind-set”, it said.

The artcile was written against the backdrop of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s India visit that was focused on cooperation over the upcoming G20 and BRICS summits.

It said while the tour was widely reported but “quite a few Indian media started to cover the tour with the eye-catching headline ‘China blocked India’s NSG bid, but now wants help on South China Sea’.”

“They tend to attach more attention to divergences while overstating contradictions between the two. Words like ‘invasion’ or ‘transgression’ are often used by them to describe Beijing without naming sources, and the ‘China threat theory’ has been hyped up by them from time to time.”

The tabloid wondered why the Indian media is doing it “again this time”.

“Given the recent frictions between the two countries, including the NSG issue and New Delhi’s rejection of visa extension requests for Chinese reporters, there are indeed certain puzzles left unresolved in the bilateral relationship. But they can hardly represent the big picture of Sino-Indian ties.”

The article, however, praised the efforts of the India and Chinese governments for “enhancing collaboration and promoting more communications and mechanisms over bilateral, regional issues”.

It said that the Indian government was treating its relations with Beijing “rationally” but “the country’s media and public opinion are busy stirring up negative sentiments”.

“Over the years, bilateral joint works are unfolding in a variety of fields such as international trade, environmental protection, infrastructure projects, and anti-terrorism, as well as energy security.”

The newspaper said it was important for the Indian media “to remember that development and prosperity are needed by both sides and they need a stable environment for that”.



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  1. ABC
    August 15, 2016 at 12:31 pm Reply

    Everybody can see China’s aggressive nature toward it’s neighbours. India media is showing what they deserve to be exposed; it’s cheating the world!!!

  2. Swapnil Chalke
    August 15, 2016 at 3:34 pm Reply

    Indians never believes on press and electronic media.These are just entertainment for us.We believes on our instinct and perception, which we can not change easily e.g. Even though we have improved our strategic relations with western world but we never forget our old friends like Russia Iran and Afghanistan and always enjoy our friendly relations with them whether it is strategic or economic. Frankly speaking China must behave like responsible nation at geopolitical platform by not supporting terrorist nations like Pakistan and north Korea. Otherwise China will lose its momentum at international platform.

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