China urges Pakistan, India to solve differences over disputed Kashmir
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BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Wednesday called on Pakistan and India to solve their differences over Kashmir, as tensions mount between the nuclear-armed neighbors after an attack killed 18 Indian soldiers in the disputed Himalayan region.
India has long accused Pakistan of backing militant groups operating in disputed Kashmir, as well as of sending fighters to other parts of the country to carry out acts of violence.
China "hopes that Pakistan and India will strengthen channels for dialogue, appropriately handle any differences, improve bilateral relations and together protect the region's piece and stability", a deputy foreign minister told Pakistan's special envoys to China for Kashmir, according to the foreign ministry website.
The deputy minister, Liu Zhenmin, also told the envoys that China values Pakistan's position on Kashmir.
China has long been a strong diplomatic, military and economic supporter of Pakistan, and the two call each other "all-weather friends". Their ties have been underpinned by wariness of their common neighbor, India, with which China fought a brief but bloody border war in 1962.
Tensions between India and Pakistan rose on Tuesday as India's leader canceled a visit to a regional summit and Islamabad warned it would treat it as "an act of war" if India revoked a water treaty.
(Reporting by Paul Carsten; Additional reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Nick Macfie)
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