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Sep 7 – A top US official has indicated that it is up to China to decide what role it will play at the G20 Summit in New Delhi, adding that if Beijing wants to come in and be a “spoiler,” that choice is up to it.
At a White House news conference on Tuesday, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan was asked about the implications of India-China border tensions on the G20 Summit.
“As far as the question of tensions between India and China affecting the (G20) summit – really that’s up to China. If China wants to come in and play the role of spoiler, of course, that option is available to them,” he said.
“What I think the Chair, India, will encourage them to do what we, the United States and every other member, virtually every other member of the G20 will do, is encourage them to come in, in a constructive way on climate, on multilateral development, bank reform, on debt relief, on technology and set aside the geopolitical questions and really focus on problem-solving and delivering for the developing countries,” Sullivan said.
China’s foreign ministry said on Monday that President Xi Jinping will not attend the G20 Summit in New Delhi this week, and that the delegation will be led by Premier Li Qiang, expressing Beijing’s readiness to work with all parties to make the high-profile conference a success.