‘No objection from China for India`s UNSC bid’

A Chinese diplomat stated that China has problem to come out in support as India has become part of the G-4 group.

Last Updated: Jul 16, 2011, 20:41 PM IST

Beijing: China has said that it has "no
objection" to India`s candidature for a permanent seat in the
UN Security Council but was firmly opposed to Japan`s bid for
the same due to "historical baggage", according to CPI(M)
leader Sitaram Yechury.

China`s stand in this regard was conveyed to CPI(M)
politburo member, Yechury by top Chinese diplomat and State
Councillor Dai Bingguo.

"He (Dai) bent over backwards to explain to me saying
that they are not against India being there (UNSC) at all,"
Yechury who held a two hour long meeting with Dai yesterday
told Indian media here today.

"China has no objection to India becoming (permanent)
member of UNSC. India is India but not as part of G-4," he
said, adding that that it was for the first time perhaps there
was a sense of clarity in China`s stand on India`s bid.

But at the same time the Chinese diplomat stated that
China has problem to come out in support as India has become
part of the G-4 group, (India, Japan, Germany and Brazil) to
campaign for its UNSC bid.

"For us there is historical baggage with Japan and
China can never accept Japan`s membership," he told Yechury.

India should have verified with China before joining the G-4,
(India, Japan, Germany and Brazil) as Beijing can not support
Japan’s bid due to historical discord.

"The fact that India chose to be in Japan`s company
and if anybody talked (to us) we would have immediately told
to you that," Yechury who is in China on the invitation of
ruling Communist Party of China, (CPC) to develop party to
party relations quoted Dai as saying.

He said Dai, the designated Chinese Special
Representative along with India`s National Security Advisor,
(NSA) Shivshankar Menon for talks resolve border dispute
"dropped" in to meet him for 45 minutes.

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Woman ganraped by government employees in UP
Sitapur: Three persons, including two
government employees, allegedly gangraped a 30-year-old woman
in the district, police said on Saturday.

An FIR was today lodged against collectorate employee Ram
Sagar, clerk Ramesh Pande and another person Haseen on the
basis of an inquiry into the allegations levelled against the
accused in a complaint by the victim on July 14, they said.

The woman, in her complaint to Superintendent of Police
Piyush Mordia, had alleged that three persons had allegedly
raped her on the pretext of providing house under a government
scheme, police said.

After that, the SP ordered an inquiry by area Circle
Officer, they said.

15 other persons were also booked for allegedly harassing
the victim and colluding with the accused, police said.

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