WASHINGTON: The United States is against China in the Indo-China border dispute in Ladakh. Senior US diplomat Alice Wells criticized China’s invasion as provocative and disturbing. Indian and Chinese troops have recently clashed in Ladakh and Sikkim.
‘China’s incursions are not always futile. Whether in the South China Sea or on the Indian border, we see Chinese provocations and disturbing behavior. China has declared its sovereignty over the South China Sea by overruling the rights of Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei and Taiwan. The situation is similar in the East China Sea. China set up military bases on several islands. It is rich in mineral deposits and a crucial part of global maritime transport. America wants an international system that benefits everyone. China is not a superior system. “The border disputes are a reminder of the threat posed by China,” Alice said.