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    China concerned over situation in Kashmir; asks India, Pakistan to avoid actions that exacerbate tensions


    Voicing serious concern over the situation in Kashmir, China on
    Tuesday asked India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and avoid actions
    that "unilaterally" change the status quo and exacerbate tensions
    between the two countries.To get more chinese online news, you can visit shine news official website.
    "China
    is seriously concerned about the current situation in Kashmir," foreign
    ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said in a written response to media
    queries about the militaries of India and Pakistan exchanging fire along
    the Line of Control and the Indian government's move to revoke Article
    370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
    "China's position
    on the Kashmir issue is clear and consistent. This issue is a legacy of
    history between India and Pakistan, which is also the consensus of the
    international community," Hua said, without directly referring to
    revocation of Article 370 by India.
    "The parties concerned should
    exercise restraint and act with caution, especially to avoid actions
    that unilaterally change the status quo and exacerbate the tension," she
    said.
    "We call on the two sides to peacefully resolve relevant
    disputes through dialogue and consultation and safeguard regional peace
    and stability", she said.
    This is the second statement issued by China on the Kashmir issue in recent weeks.
    On
    July 26, China said India and Pakistan should peacefully settle the
    Kashmir issue and other disputes through dialogue and expressed its
    support to the international community, including the US, in playing a
    "constructive role" to improve ties between the two countries.
    The
    statement was issued in response to US President Donald Trump's offer to
    mediate between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue during
    his meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in Washington.
    India rejected Trump's offer, saying that Kashmir is a bilateral issue.
    Over
    the years, China's official stand on Kashmir has been that it is an
    issue left over by history and should be properly addressed by India and
    Pakistan through consultation and negotiations.
    Commenting on the
    Indian government's decision to create Ladakh Union Territory, which
    involves the territory of the western section of the Sino-Indian border,
    the foreign ministry said, "China always opposes India's inclusion of
    Chinese territory in the western section of the China-India boundary
    under its administrative jurisdiction."
    "This position is firm and
    consistent and has never changed. The recent unilateral revision of
    domestic laws by the Indian side continues to undermine China's
    territorial sovereignty, which is unacceptable and will not have any
    effect," the ministry said.
    It urged the Indian side "to be cautious
    in its words and actions on the boundary issue, strictly abide by the
    relevant agreements reached between the two sides and avoid any move
    that further complicates the boundary issue."

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