China firms up ‘obstructive’ stance at G20, raises hurdles to India’s success

China has raised its conflicts of interest with India on a broader basis, and has voiced its opposition to a range of issues at the G20 ministerial meeting, beyond issues such as the Ukraine crisis, climate change and green energy.
China’s opposition to Mission LiFE (Lifestyles for the Environment), women-led development initiatives, and support for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), slogan chosen by India for G20 Presidency: “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakham (World)” diversified to. are family), according to newspaper reports.
New Delhi struggles to bridge differences on key issues, but stubbornness at some ministerial meetings poses serious challenges to consensus building within G20, Times of India reported on September 2nd.
New Delhi is awaiting written confirmation from the Chinese government that President Xi Jinping will attend next weekend’s G20 summit. China’s stance on the G20 meeting has become a hot topic in diplomatic circles. More importantly, this position has become more relevant in the context of border disputes between neighboring countries that have persisted for the past three years. The newspaper quoted the ambassador as saying, “India and China are often in a ping-pong game, and G7 members are looking to both countries to figure out what’s going on in space.” I told you.
China’s differing positions on issues such as debt restructuring in vulnerable countries are significant given its huge financial exposure to African and Asian countries. These different perspectives can pose a major challenge in building consensus on international affairs.
A representative of a global organization who attended several meetings said some opposition from China was driven by a desire to hinder progress and prevent India from claiming “success” at the end of its G20 presidency. suggested that it may have been caused India had already played a key role in building consensus at last year’s summit in Bali, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message that “this is not the time for war” clarified the issue and ultimately It ended with a single statement leading to talks. . The Balinese spirit was expected to continue during India’s presidency, but officials said China’s stance had heightened tensions within the G20 and weakened sentiment overall.