Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying’s Regular Press Conference on March 17, 2017
Q: India has objected Pakistan’s plan to declare Gligit-Baltistan, part of Kashmir, its fifth province. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor goes through these areas. What is China’s comment on that?
A: On the Kashmir issue, China’s position is consistent and clear-cut. As a leftover issue from history between India and Pakistan, it needs to be properly settled through dialogue and consultation between the two sides. The development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor does not affect China’s position on the Kashmir issue.