It is a shame that Beijing has selected a man who was part of the military command to invade India in 2020 and kill other Muslims as the 'Olympic 2022 torchbearer'.
China has selected a People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldier, who was part of military command to attack Indian troops in the Galvan Valley in 2020, as the bearer of the Beijing Winter Olympics torch. US lawmakers have called the election "shameful" and "provocative."
"The United States will continue to support India's sovereignty," said Republican Senator Jim Rish, a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
It is a shame that BJP has selected a person who is part of the military command to invade India in 2020 and kill other Muslims as the 'Olympic 2022 torch bearer'. The United States will continue to support Uyghur independence and India's sovereignty, "tweeted Jim Rish.
Some US lawmakers have criticized China for including a PLA soldier in a bitter struggle to carry the torch of the Beijing Winter Olympics. When it comes to Sino-Indian border issues, we support direct dialogue and peaceful resolution of disputes. However, China's move is an insult to its neighbors. We stand with our friends (India) to advance our shared prosperity, security, and values in the Indo-Pacific region, "said US State Department spokeswoman Ned Price.
So, this is another outrageous example of the politicization of the Beijing Winter Games 2022 by the Chinese Communist Party. Marco Rubio tweeted that the choice of a soldier to take part in a skirmish in 2020 was deliberately made by China as a torchbearer.
On Wednesday, Fabao, a regimental commander of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) from China, was identified as a torchbearer at the Games' torch relay. Fabao was wounded in a clash with Indian troops in the Galvan Valley in eastern Ladakh in June 2020.
According to the public newspaper Global Times, Fabao took the torch from Wang Meng He, a four-time Olympic short-track speed skating champion from China, in the Winter Olympic Park.
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India, meanwhile, has condemned the honoring of a military commander involved in the Galvan Valley conflict as a flag bearer of the prestigious sport. The Indian embassy in Beijing on Thursday announced that it would not attend the opening or closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics. Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi called China's move "regrettable".