BEIJING (Agencies) New Delhis assertions that Beijing should respect Indias sensitivities on Kashmir, China on Tuesday said that its policy of issuing stapled visas to Kashmiris would remain unchanged, in crucial comments ahead of a meeting between prime ministers of the two countries. Weeks after Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna hoped that Beijing would maintain 'neutrality on the affairs related to Jammu and Kashmir and respect Indias sensitivities on the issue, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said, Though China had friendly relations with India, its policy towards the stapled visas for residents of the state remained unchanged. The comments come ahead of this weeks meeting between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao on the sidelines of East Asia Summit in Hanoi, Vietnam. The issue of stapled visa is likely to figure prominently at the talks. Ma Zhaoxu, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, said at his bi-weekly briefing, As for the Indian-held Kashmir visa our policy is consistent and has stayed unchanged.