BEIJING: China on Monday said there is no change in its stance on admission of non-NPT states into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) marring India's chances of entering the 48-member elite club at its crucial meeting next month+ .
"China's position on the non-NPT members' participation in the NSG has not changed" Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing.
She was responding to a question about the chances of India's admission into the grouping during the next month's plenary session expected to take place in the Swiss capital Bern.
"We support the NSG group following the mandate of the 2016 Seoul plenary session and following building consensus as well as inter-governmental process is open and transparent to deal with the relevant issue in a two-step approach" Hua said.
After India applied for membership in the NSG Pakistan — the all-weather ally of China — also submitted its membership bid with Beijing's backing.
While India is backed by the US+ and a number of western countries China maintained that new members should sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty(NPT).
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India should progressively reduce her imports from China to reciprocate their gesture. There should be a price for this unjustified unfriendly action.