Beijing—China on Monday said that no one should pursue ‘political gains in the name of counter-terrorism’.
Briefing media ahead of President Xi Jinping’s visit to India this week to take part in the BRICS Summit in Goa, China’s Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong, however, added: “China is opposed to all forms of terrorism”.
Replying to a question on criticism about China’s move to stall India’s bid for a UN ban on Masood Azhar, Li, in a veiled reference to India, said: “There should be no double standards on counter-terrorism. Nor should one pursue own political gains in the name of counter-terrorism.”
Last week also, China had defended its second technical hold on attempts to ban Azhar, saying there were “different views” on India’s application.
He rejected India stance regarding counter- terrorism—INP