China warns India of serious consequences for deporting scribes
New Delhi: The Beijing have warned India of serious consequences for expelling three Chinese journalists because China did not support its bid for the membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), China’s state media said on Sunday.
“If New Delhi is really taking revenge due to the NSG membership issue, there will be serious consequences. China should make it difficult for Indians to get visas,” wrote Global Times, a Chinese mouthpiece.
Earlier, on Sunday Wu Qiang and Lu Tang head Xinhua’s bureaux in New Delhi and Mumbai were expelled from India and refused to extend their visas.
The Chinese government, however, has maintained silence, with the ministry of foreign affairs yet to comment on the rare expulsion.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit China in September for the G20 summit and President Xi Jinping is scheduled to be in Goa in October for the BRICS meeting.