Written by ZEE News

China has vetoed sanctions for the head of a Pakistan-based terrorist organization multiple times, calling into question the country’s motives in the region.

Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar, who has taken responsibility for a Feb. 14 terrorist attack in Pulwama, was protected by China four times in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

This act is an egregious violation to international norms by supporting a known terrorist that is responsible for the death of over 50 Indians.   

Beijing refused to sanction Azhar, the leader of one of South Asia’s most destabilizing terrorist organizations, adding legitimacy to his brutal actions.

China later flipped on the issue saying they are making “positive progress” on possible sanction negotiations, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang in a media briefing.  

Positive progress for India is less violence and terrorism in Kashmir and the rest of South Asia.

China is more focused on regional dominance than regional stability.

The support of the JeM leader comes weeks after Pakistan’s increased support of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The BRI program has been criticized for taking advantage of unstable, developing nations to increase the global economic of China.

Beijing is playing economic warfare in Asia and the rest of the world. It is time for China to condemn this terrorist, and stop supporting the murder of innocent people.