The United States on July 1 said that China’s aggressive stance along the India-China border is part of Beijing’s aggression into other parts of the world and that Washington is closely monitoring the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
“With regard to India and China, we are closely monitoring the situation. Both India and China have expressed a desire to de-escalate. We support a peaceful resolution of current situation,” said Kayleigh McEnany, White House press secretary, during a press briefing.
She added: “Donald Trump has said that China’s aggressive stance along India-China border fits with a larger pattern of Chinese aggression in other parts of the world. These actions only confirm true nature of the Chinese Communist Party.”
Meanwhile, the US welcomed the Indian government’s decision to ban 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok and WeChat, saying that the move will boost the country’s sovereignty and national security.
“We welcome India’s ban on certain mobile apps. India’s clean app approach will boost India’s sovereignty and boost integrity and national security,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said while addressing a press conference.