BEIJING, Sept 15 - China today said it is opposed to any foreign investments, including that from Japan, in India�s Northeast and is against any third party�s involvement in resolving its border disputes with India.
Reacting to Japan�s plans to step up investments in the northeastern states during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe�s visit to India, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told the media that China is opposed to any foreign investment in the �disputed areas�.
�You also mentioned Act East policy. You must be clear that the boundary of India and China border area has not been totally delimited. We have disputes on the eastern section of the boundary,� she said.
�We are now trying to seek a solution through negotiations that is acceptable to both sides. Under such circumstances, various parties should respect such aspects and any third party should not be involved in our efforts to resolve the disputes,� she said.
China claims Arunachal Pradesh as southern Tibet.
Hua said there was no mention of China anywhere in the India-Japan joint statement nor she has seen any �innuendoes� referred to Beijing as stated by the media. �To be frank we are also closely following the Japanese Prime Minister�s visit to India. I read the joint statement carefully but I have not found the statement mentioned the term China at all,� she said. � PTI