Q: According to reports, India has lodged a solemn protest over a bus service project under the framework of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Reports say that this project runs through the Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, a region disputed by India and Pakistan. What is your comment?
A: First, regarding the bus project you mentioned, I am not currently in control of what you said.
Second, China’s principled position on the Kashmir issue is clear. We have stated on many occasions that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is an economic cooperation initiative and does not target third parties. It has nothing to do with territorial sovereignty disputes and does not affect China’s principled position on the Kashmir issue.