China it seems is looking towards India to form a new alignment and counter the United Stateâ€™s policy of expanding influence in Asia.
Few days after commenting that Indiaâ€™s democratic system and hostile media were the impediments against better Sino-India relations, a government-run newspaper said that the two countries should set aside differences to offset the USâ€™s foray into the region.
â€œâ€¦the development of the China-India relations is being tested by the United Statesâ€™ strategic adjustment in the Asia-Pacific Region, which will have a complicated and in-depth influence on the future of China-India relations,â€ the Peopleâ€™s Daily said in an opinion piece.
It referred to the first US-Japan-India trilateral dialogue held last year and said the effort was to besiege China. Instead of getting into an apparent anti-China effort, India should enter into a strategic partnership with China that will create,â€â€¦ a mutual trust and benefit featured Asian security environment and deter penetration from foreign powers who attempt to interfere with Asian affairs.â€
In November, President Barack Obama said that the US would expand its military influence in the Asia-Pacific region. So, it is to counter this US attempt that China is now looking at India.