China denies allegations of aiding northeast rebels

China dismissed charges that it was aiding insurgent groups in India`s northeast, saying that it follows the policy of non-interference.

Updated: Feb 16, 2012, 18:12 PM IST

Beijing: China on Thursday dismissed charges that
it was aiding insurgent groups in India`s northeast, saying
that it follows the policy of non-interference in the internal
affairs of other countries.

"The Chinese government always upholds the principle of
non-interference in other countries` internal affairs,"
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Liu Weimin said in a statement sent
to a news agency.

"The report is completely inconsistent with facts," the
statement said, apparently referring to reports quoting former
Home Secretary G K Pillay as saying that insurgents in India`s
northeast were holding meetings with Chinese intelligence
officials.

The reports also quoted Pillay as saying that India has
given details of ULFA leader Paresh Barua`s travel to China
Yunnan province.

PTI