NSG: China reiterates it won't support India

China explicitly stated that it would not consider supporting India's case for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group until general rules for admitting other non-members were formulated. Beijing prefers a set of general rules for countries that have not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) but seek to join the NSG.
Beijing is keen to see Pakistan, its close ally, joining the group if India makes it to the select club. This is why it would prefer to wait until situations are created that would enable Islamabad to enter the NSG, observers said. The statement came a day after talks were held between joint secretary (disarmament and international security) Amandeep Singh Gill and his Chinese counterpart, Wang Qun.
Hua indicated that Beijing has not changed its stance on the issue after discussions with Gill. She did not name Pakistan. Indian and Chinese officials had described Monday's talks as “substantive and constructive“. “On India's accession to the NSG, I can tell you that China's position is very clear and consistent,“ Hua said.
China had stonewalled India's bid at the June Plenary of the 48-member NSG in Seoul on the ground that it was not a signatory to the NPT.

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