onsdag 19. mai 2021

China’s Warning to Bangladesh on the Quad

China has been deeply concerned over the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), an informal strategic alliance involving the United States, India, Japan, and Australia. Beijing’s trepidation over the expansion of this U.S.-led grouping was reflected in the recent statements of the Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh, Li Jimming.

Li, while interacting with the members of the Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh on May 10, warned Dhaka against joining this “club” and said that if Bangladesh did so, it will “substantially damage” bilateral relations between Bangladesh and China. Calling the Quad “a military alliance aimed against China’s resurgence” in South Asia, the ambassador said that Bangladesh should not join this “narrow-purposed” clique.