China tells USA to stop being biased

Nathu La

Ahead of his visit to India next week, President Donald Trump's top diplomat stated the USA preference to work with New Delhi over Beijing during the next century to promote a "free and open" Asia-Pacific region led by prosperous democracies.

Playing down Tillerson's criticism of China and his remarks to deepen ties with India, Lu told reporters here that the U.S. should take a more objective look at China's development.

Tillerson made the remark in a speech at Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank.

His first India policy speech after becoming the top American diplomat early this year, Tillerson's remarks comes ahead of President Donald Trump Asia visit which will take him to Japan, S Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Pakistan was the main USA ally in South Asia for decades, but US officials are frustrated with what they charge has been Pakistan's failure to cut support for the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan, where the administration wants India to play a bigger role in economic development.

In the end, the result is "not a structure that supports the future growth of these countries", the top USA diplomat said.

The U.S. decision to expand relations with India nearly certainly will upset India's rival, Pakistan, where Tillerson also will stop next week, said a senior State Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity.




Tillerson said the USA wants to help improve India's military capabilities, and also improve security cooperation among the region's major democracies, which included Japan and Australia.

Both India and China had benefited from that order, but Tillerson said India had done so while respecting rules and norms, while China had "at times" undermined them.

"We expect Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorist groups based there that threaten its own people and the broader region", Tillerson said. "But those two countries have risen very differently". Tillerson also talked about Pakistan ad said that the country should change its old ways and work towards peace and prosperity.

Tillerson pointedly criticized China's model of economic development in smaller countries, announcing that the USA is talking to other countries about offering an alternative to Beijing's lending practices which, he said, saddle nations with "enormous levels of debt".

"China will never develop itself at the expense of other countries", Lu told a regular briefing on Thursday.

China, he said, uses funding mechanisms with countries that "result in saddling them with enormous levels of debt".

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