India downplays Chinese hate campaign

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Rome, July 8 (ANI): Unscathed by a reported hate campaign launched by Chinese intellectuals and civil society on a internet blogs and opinion columns on websites and other media outlets, Indian Government sources have played down the Chinese diatribe.

"There are elements in China who have their own view on India's growth which is not necessarily the view of Beijing top government," said one source.

India and China share a mature relationship and Chinese President Hu Jintao had a very substantive meeting with the Indian Prime Minister in Yekaterinburg in Russia, the source further added.

Recently, Beijing has objected to the funding of watershed projects in India's Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims is its territory. It is even attempting to block the sanctioning of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar as a terrorist at the United Nations Security Council.

India is undeterred and officials say that both New Delhi and Beijing are the two big powers of Asia and enjoy good relations.

Infact, Special Representatives of both countries will be resuming border talks in August this year.

Both India and China are also members of the G5 outreach summit and have a convergence on a host of issues, including carbon emission, climate change and protectionism.

Therefore, New Delhi has cautiously downplayed the Chinese hate campaign. By Naveen Kapoor (ANI)

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