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Chinese media calls Sushma's UN speech arrogant, agrees Pak breeds terror

Swaraj was also deemed by Indian media as having taken a veiled dig at China: Chinese Media

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

Sushma Swaraj
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj delivers her speech during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Saturday. PTI Photo

Terming as "arrogant" External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's scathing attack on Islamabad at the UN for being the pre-eminent terror factory, a state- run Chinese daily today in a grudging admission said "there is indeed in Pakistan".

"India and became free within hours of each other. Why is it that today India is a recognised IT superpower in the world, and is recognised only as the pre-eminent export factory for terror?", Swaraj said in her speech at the UN General Assembly.

"We established scientific and technical institutions which are the pride of the world. But what has offered to the world and indeed to its own people apart from We produced scholars, doctors, engineers. What have you produced? You have produced terrorists", she said referring to terrorist groups like and Jaish- e-Muhammad.

Her speech riled all weather friend of The official media of termed it as "bigotry".

"There is indeed in But is supporting terror the country's policy? What can gain from exporting Money or honour," said an editorial in the state-run daily Global Times.

"With smooth development of its economy and foreign relations in recent years, an arrogant India has looked down on and assumed a haughty air with China," said the editorial titled 'India's bigotry no match for its ambition'.

It takes for granted that it should be feared by neighbours and wooed by the US and Europe. If smart enough, India should befriend and respect Pakistan, preventing disputes from spilling over, it said.

"She was also deemed by Indian media as having taken a veiled dig at for blocking international efforts to blacklist chief Masood Azhar," the report said apparently referring to Beijing's blocking of India's efforts to declare Azhar as a terrorist by the UN.

The editorial also made references to the 73-day standoff between India and at Doklam in the Sikkim section which ended on August 28.

"India also seems to assess China's strategic hostility with its own logic: China's sound relations with are to counter India. China's road construction in Doklam is to threaten the security of its Siliguri Corridor and China's Belt and Road initiative operates programmes with and other South Asian countries to encircle India. In any case, India's interests always reside at the epicenter of this logic," it said.

First Published: Tue, September 26 2017. 08:26 IST