US alone can’t get UNSC seat for India: Chinese media

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The Chinese media says that the United States is trying to use India as a lever to contain China’s growing influence but added that it is unlikely to succeed in its attempt.

The state-backed media was responding to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s recent speech in which he talked about rising US collaboration with India, while criticising China for practising “predatory economics”.

In its editorial comment, the Global Times said, “Since New Delhi is also stressful about its increasing gap with China, it makes an ideal target for Uncle Sam to unite against Beijing.”

The editorial said New Delhi should not feel pleased about Tillerson’s comments because the US cannot ensure a seat for India at the Security Council all by itself, and without China’s consent. Nor would it (the US) be ready to share high-end technologies with India because the US is keen to sell goods but not the know-how, it added.

The comments come ahead of Tillerson’s visit to India next week, and US President Donald Trump’s first Asian tour which will also cover China in the first two weeks of November.

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