Q: The Asian Development Bank's Executive Board recently adopted the India Country Partnership Strategy (2009-2012), which involves disputed territories between China and India. How do you comment on that?
A: In disregard of China's major concerns, the Asian Development Bank adopted the India Country Partnership Strategy (2009-2012), which involves disputed territories between China and India. China expresses strong dissatisfaction to the move, which can neither change the existence of immense territorial disputes between China and India, nor China's fundamental position on its border issues with India.
As a regional institution on development, the ADB should not intervene in the political affairs of its members. The adoption of the document has not only dealt a severe blow to its own reputation but also undermines the interests of its members. The Chinese Government strongly urges the ADB to take effective measures to eliminate the terrible impact thereof.
As one of its major members,China always supports the ADB to play a positive role in helping the developing countries. China is willing to work with other members in a joint effort to enhance the socio-economic development in the region. On China-India border issues, China always believes that the two sides should seek for a fair and equitable solution acceptable to both through bilateral negotiation.