No Question of Ganging Up Against China: Manmohan Singh

29 de junio de 2007

<body><div id="article"><p>June 29, 2007 (LPAC)--Responding to China's articulated open question addressed to India about the intent behind New Delhi's participation in a "quadrilateral" strategy forum in Manila, Philippines, along with Japan, Australia and the United States, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told reporters in New Delhi; "I have told Chinese premier Hu Jintao, too, that there's no question of ganging up against China. This group isn't a military alliance."</p><p>His remarks came as the Chinese foreign ministry asked the "quadrilateral" grouping to be "open and inclusive." "China believes that to enhance mutual trust, expand cooperation for mutual benefit and win-win, be open and inclusive is the global trend," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang told reporters in Beijing earlier.</p><p>Adding to the discussion on the subject, Manmohan Singh said: "We Asians often look at each other through borrowed eyes, and distorted mirrors. There is no doubt that the rise of Asian economies will alter the global balance of wealth and power. But power comes with responsibility. We in Asia must learn to deal with this new opportunity."</p></div></body>