外文标题：World politics influenced China's stance in 1971: Hasina
DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday sought to downplay the Chinese opposition to Bangladesh's independence in 1971, saying world politics had influenced China's stance at that time.
"China perhaps did not support Bangladesh's 1971 Liberation War due to the perspective of world politics at that time," she told a press conference.
Hasina, who this week returned after a three-day visit to China, said talks with China were initiated for recognition to Bangladesh soon after independence, by the government of her father and country's founding president Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
"Had he (Bangabandhu) been alive (for few more days), the Chinese recognition would have come during his tenure ... however, the recognition came after his death," Hasina said.
Mujibur Rahaman was killed along with most of his family members in a coup on August 15, 1971.
While China had extended its support to the then West Pakistan, Indian had crucially backed Bangladesh's Liberation War.
Analysts say the post-independence government in Bangladesh desperately wanted to develop ties with China but the 1975 coup toppled the government while the talks were underway. Subsequent governments in Dhaka continued to follow up on that policy and a changed world scenario favoured Sino-Bangla ties.
During Hasina's June 6-11 Beijing tour the two countries signed an agreement on economic and technical cooperation, a joint venture agreement on coal-based power and two memorandums of understanding.
we fought the war to free the people of bangladesh and yet the hindus in bangladesh are persecuted . !!
Seraz Thagia ()
We should do business with bangladesh it will b win win for us
china was always taking the side of Pakistan
robustkumar Sharma (Delhi)
China was always taking the side of Pakistan and could not have supported the liberation struggle of East Pakistanis.
Not A (Mondo)
10 million Bengalis poured into India due to Pakistani Army's dastardly misdeeds. The experience of the people of Bangladesh and India, must not be trivialized. There are still plenty of Pakistani agents in Bangladesh. The 1971 war was probably the best war fought in the century as casualties were relatively low and 10 million people could go home & India sent home 93,000 Pakistani POW.
It's good that Bangladesh and Pakistan relationship will come to normal with help of China. currently bd and Pakistan don't have very good relationship due to India.
SiriusSam (Kolkata) replies to bd
proud to be a thorn in your friendship LOL
China is out real friend. Pakistan China friendship zindabad.
G Pradeep (hyderabad)
may be they(china) had plans to occupy :-0
Jayesh Biltheria ()
If they start drifting towards self destruction through such actions, India should play the trick which US is doing in Pak. If even that doesn't bring them on track, we know what we have to do ultimately.
Syed Bokhari (Location) replies to Jayesh Biltheria
Friends and liberator of Bangladesh showing their true face.
Facts (Planet Earth) replies to Jayesh Biltheria
I suggest you rather work hard to feed your hungry stomach first instead of such stupid day dreaming.
That's a dumb comment and Hasina Bibi might be after something to get from China!
biplop Indian (Delhi)
Hasina has lost her family in her life it is sad but we know it was happen lakhs of families. So now business is different but she should not cover up the Chinese, Americans wrong policy as well as inhuman Paki's role.