- There are people in Sikkim ‘that cherish its history as a separate state’, Chinese media said
- It implied China could fuel ‘pro-independence appeals’ in Sikkim
- Such a move, it believed, would end ‘New Delhi’s regional hegemony”
Supporting Sikkim’s “independence”+ will “be a powerful card to deal with New Delhi”, said an editorial in the hardline Global Times, which is run by the Communist Party of China’s People’s Daily newspaper.
In fact, the editorial strongly advocated that “Beijing should reconsider its stance over the Sikkim issue”. That’s because it believed India “has to pay for its provocations” and because…
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