Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who is visiting India on a three-day tour from August 12, is likely to make efforts aimed at ensuring that India do not join other countries in raising the controversial issue of South China Sea during the upcoming G20 meeting in September.
According to ‘The Times of India’ report, India’s neighbour is worried that several countries including US would raise the issue after an international tribunal rejecting Beijing's claims over ownership of much of the sea area recently.
The order came after Philippines challenged Beijing's claim over much of the sea area at a tribunal constituted under the UN Convention of the Law of the Seas.
Beijing was unhappy by guarded response from India, which said that the UN convention should be implemented, and all parties should cooperate in the effort.
It wants India to not to join any country which is seeking a discussion.
Recently, China persuaded a meeting of ASEAN nations to keep the issue outside the joint communique but it is not sure of achieving a similar success at the G20 meet.