Double Standards? Understanding China’s Diplomatic Support for Pakistan’s Cross-Border Terrorists

Wolf, Siegfried O.

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Abstract

On December 30, 2016, China once again blocked India’\s attempt to get the United Nations (UN) to list Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist. The move took place despite clear indications that the Pakistan-based JeM under the leadership of Azhar is responsible for several attacks on Indian soil, like the Parliament terror attack (2001) or the Pathankot airbase attack. In this context, it is remarkable that JeM has already been blacklisted by the 15 members of the UN Security Council (UNSC), but not the terrorist leader himself. Due to the persistent ‘technical holds’ enforced by China, Azhar did not get listed as a designated terrorist under the 1267/1989/2253 ISIL (Da'esh, the militant Islamic State/IS group) and Al Qaida Sanctions Committee’ of the UNSC. All individuals and entities listed by this UN Committee are subject to international sanctions.

Document type: Working paper
Publisher: SADF - South Asia Democratic Forum
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2017
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 20 April 2017
Number of Pages: 6
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Controlled Subjects: Außenpolitik, Terrorismus, Indien, Pakistan, China
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pakistan, Indien, China, USA, Außenpolitik, staatlich geförderter Terrorismus, CPEC, Masood Azhar, Jaish-e-Mohammed / Pakistan, India, China, US, Foreign Policy, State-sponsored terrorism, CPEC, Masood Azhar, Jaish-e-Mohammed
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: China
India
Pakistan
Series: Subjects > SADF Comment
Volume: 68
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