New Delhi: China, which favours Pakistan on Kashmir issue, is now changing its tone. Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit India in the next few days. This is believed to be the reason for the change in China's attitude. Actually, China has given a contrary statement from its stand in the UN regarding Kashmir. On Tuesday, on the occasion of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan arriving to meet the Chinese President, China said that Kashmir issue should be resolved through dialogue.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Imran-Jinping's meeting, "China's stand on Kashmir is clear, both countries will have to sort it out by dialogue." At the same time, on October 6, China had issued a statement opposing the abolition of Article 370 and making Ladakh a separate Union Territory. Now that the Chinese President's visit to India is proposed, China has changed its perspective. Pak PM Imran Khan has arrived in China on a two-day visit.
Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong advocated not to let the bilateral relations between the two countries be affected. Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong said that the two countries should find a solution to their differences through dialogue at the regional level itself and work jointly towards maintaining peace in the region.
President Xi Jinping is scheduled to arrive in India on Friday, but his arrival has yet to be formally announced by both countries. This is considered a sign of unease between the two sides on the Kashmir issue. China is likely to announce a 24-hour long Indian tour of Jinping on Wednesday. China and Pakistan considers each other as evergreen friends.