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China’s Xi Backs Pakistan on Kashmir Ahead of Meeting with Modi

  • ‘The rights and wrongs of the situation in Kashmir are clear’
  • Kashmir dispute point of tension between India, Pakistan
Indian security forces in Srinigar, Jammu & Kashmir.
Indian security forces in Srinigar, Jammu & Kashmir.Photographer: Sumit Dayal/Bloomberg
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Just days ahead of President Xi Jinping’s visit to India, the Chinese leader demonstrated his country’s resolute support for Pakistan over its dispute with India in the Himalayan Kashmir region, vowing to support Islamabad’s “core interests and key concerns.”

“The rights and wrongs of the situation in Kashmir are clear,” China Central Television reported Wednesday, citing Xi who was hosting Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan in Beijing. “China supports Pakistan in safeguarding its legitimate rights and interests and hopes that the parties concerned can resolve the dispute through peaceful dialogue.”