It is time to accept that talks with China will not work: US
New Delhi : China is trying to capture the Line of Actual Control (LAC) by force as a part of its territorial aggression, US' National Security Adviser has said. He also mentioned that the time has come to accept that dialogue and agreements will not work with China anymore.
From last five months, India and China have been in a tough standoff at the LAC in eastern Ladakh. Both sides have held a series of high-level diplomatic and military talks to resolve the border row. However, no breakthrough has been achieved to end the standoff.
"Chinese Communist Party's territorial aggression is also apparent on its Indian border where China has attempted to seize control of the Line of Actual Control by force," US National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said in a remark on China early this week in Utah.
China's territorial aggression is also true in the Taiwan Strait where the PLA (People's Liberation Army) Navy and Air Force continue to conduct threatening military drills, Mr O'Brien said.
"Beijing's signature international development programme, One Belt One Road (OBOR), involves impoverished companies taking on opaque and unsustainable Chinese loans to pay Chinese firms employing Chinese labourers to build their infrastructure," he said.
Many of these projects are unnecessary, shoddily built and are "white elephants", the US National Security Adviser said.
"And now these countries' dependence on the Chinese debt leaves their sovereignty eroded and with no choice but to hue to the party's line on UN votes or any other issue that the Chinese Communist Party considers a red line," he said.