Beijing, Ahead of the Quad Foreign Ministers’ meeting on Friday, China said on Wednesday that it was against forming a “special alliance” to create conflict between the alliances and called on the four-nation alliance. The rift between regional countries should stop.
In November 2017, the US, Australia, India and Japan gave shape to a pending proposal to establish the Quad, aimed at China’s efforts in the strategically important Indo-Pacific region. A new strategy had to be developed to keep the major sea routes free from any influence amid the growing military presence.
,China against forming a special alliance,
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in a press conference, ‘China is against forming a ‘special alliance’ to create conflict between alliances. He was replying to a question related to the meeting of foreign ministers of Quad member countries in Melbourne on Friday.
“We hope that the United States and the countries concerned can get a clear picture of the situation, feel at ease, discard the Cold War mentality, stop creating rifts between regional countries, and promote peace, stability and prosperity in the region,” Lijian said. Contribute to ensure prosperity.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will attend the fourth meeting of foreign ministers of the Quad countries along with their counterparts from Australia, Japan and the US in Melbourne on February 11.
When asked about US Deputy Secretary Daniel J Krittenbrink’s alleged remarks in which he said that the foreign ministers of the Quad countries in Melbourne discussed ways of dealing with the challenges posed by China to democratic values and the international order Going forward, Lijian took aim at America and questioned its credibility as a democracy.
,America is drawing a line in the name of democratic values,
Lijian said, ‘Democracy is a common value of humanity, not a patent acquired by some countries. Whether a country is democratic or not, it should be decided by its own people. America has long lost its reputation as a democracy. But, it is still trying to force other countries to accept American-style democratic standards.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said, ‘America is drawing a line in the name of democratic values and making small groups stand together. This is a complete betrayal of democratic values.
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