Supporters of Islamist political party Tehrik-e-Labaik Pakistan protest in Lahore against India’s move to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. Photo: EPA-EFE

China says it will support Pakistan ‘upholding its rights’ in Kashmir row with India

  • Beijing urges calm after Indian government moves to strip disputed territory of its special status but offers support to its Pakistani ally
  • Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi tells counterpart Wang Yi that he is confident China will ‘uphold justice’ on this issue
Topic |   China-India border dispute

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Supporters of Islamist political party Tehrik-e-Labaik Pakistan protest in Lahore against India’s move to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) light firecrackers and celebrate the government revoking Kashmir's special status. Photo: AP
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India is playing with fire in Kashmir

  • New Delhi’s move to end the state’s semi-autonomous status has not only drawn the ire of Pakistan but also of China, which shares a common but disputed border
  • Beijing and others able to exert influence need to take every step to ease tensions

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Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) light firecrackers and celebrate the government revoking Kashmir's special status. Photo: AP
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