China’s safety advisory for citizens in India

The Chinese Embassy in India reminds all Chinese citizens in India and those planning to travel to India to pay close attention to the present security situation, avoid unnecessary visits, improve personal safety, inform family members in advance and keep all lines of communication open.

Written by Apurva | Beijing | Updated: July 9, 2017 6:11 am
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Amid the longest stand-off between India and China in the last 30 years, China has issued an advisory to its citizens in India, or travelling to the country. The “notice”, posted on the website of the Chinese Embassy in India, carries no reason and is valid till August 7. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs had said on July 5 that it was considering options to issue such an advisory. “The Chinese government attaches great importance to the safety and lawful rights of Chinese citizens. In accordance with the security condition of the relevant country, we will decide,” Chinese MFA spokesperson Geng Shuang had said.

The notice issued by the Embassy Friday stated, “The Chinese Embassy in India reminds all Chinese citizens in India and those planning to travel to India to pay close attention to the present security situation, avoid unnecessary visits, improve personal safety, inform family members in advance and keep all lines of communication open.”

The notice also asked Chinese citizens to keep with themselves requisite identification cards, “be well behaved, respect Indian laws and customs and assist the police”. The notice also mentions phone numbers that Chinese citizens can contact.

India and China have been locked in a stand-off in Doklam since mid-June after Indian troops allegedly stopped the Chinese military from constructing a road in the contested region China refers to as Donglong.

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    Ares
    Jul 9, 2017 at 7:04 pm
    Till date India has never done anything wrong to any other citizen who have visited our country. However, China, so called great country reporters get vanished and no one including their own citizens feel free to move to any province as they wish. One recent example is 3 investigative reporter who were investigating Ivanka Trump's shoe manf. business just got vanished. It is valid reason for their government to be worried, because they now how bad they can be with foreigners and reporters in their own country. It is such sad, we have Pakistan and china as our neighbors, we just have to learn how to deal with them without losing our values.
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      Jyotiraditya Panda
      Jul 9, 2017 at 10:37 am
      at least India is more safer than china even for Chinese people #Tiananmen Square Massacre
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        mark
        Jul 9, 2017 at 9:08 pm
        sorry, but you maybe never heard of the Defence of India act and Defence of India rules, 1962, that suspended basic rights of people having Chinese name, ancestry or spouse ... even Tibetan refugees were arrested for "looking Chinese" and interned. Sorry to say, but India has not a very good re tion as a tourism place (just read US, French and so on travel advisories), and even with a huge potential, less than one crore foreigners travel to India, for more than 4 in China. I will be kind enough not to mention famous rape cases. To sober up, try to find out, say since 1989 (Tianamen year,) how many Indians have been killed in "communal incidents", political violence, criminal violence, terrorism. How safe India is for Indians?
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          proudindian
          Jul 9, 2017 at 11:46 pm
          Yes India is not the paradise Mr Panda portrayed. But Indians culturally, have always welcomed people of other religions and regions with open arms. The west acts righteous but how many people are killed due to racial biases in countries such as US? Take incarceration rates, gun violence etc. into account, by those metrics US is very unsafe for every US citizen as well? China is an aggressor in the region and there is no denying it, using propaganda and rhetoric to make themselves look good is what they do all the time. China wants Bhutan after Tibet, while the rest of the world sits idle and watches, India will do something.
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            mark
            Jul 10, 2017 at 1:25 am
            That US is unsafe is not a secret to anybody. There are racial murders, few and severely punished. But that China is in essence an aggressor in the region and India an innocent victim is something of an Indian obsession at times based on distorsions often as serious as those of the Chinese, but nevertheless proclaimed on a "holier than you" tone, add the Mahatma and whatever. One proof being that in case of conflicts India never wants to refer to third parties (like China, but it puts the 2 countries in the same league) and so, allies of India often get tired of its politicians and officialdom's shennanigans. And India feels abandoned and even more paranoid. And again, and again ...
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            Jacob
            Jul 10, 2017 at 3:18 am
            India is the paradise for thieves, rapers, and losers.
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            PDS
            Jul 9, 2017 at 9:57 am
            This is an advisory even for normal condition by any nation to its citizen... What is the Media's role in it that must be observed
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              vivek
              Jul 9, 2017 at 8:03 am
              artificial drumming to show that it tense everywhere clearly reflects Chinese intention and what they are upto India is as safe as it was earlier. If they are doing this they are fools who want to loose the opportunities offered by ever growing Indian middle class Indians are still using Chinese b s Chinese are setting up factories in India to take advantage of large Indian overgrowing market with middle class aspiration of owning a smart phone or bike then go for a four wheeler see two wheeler s, smart phone s and graduating middle class families acquiring lower end four wheelers viz. reanult or maruti
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                Shun
                Jul 9, 2017 at 7:57 am
                China is being arrogant for these many years. Why is aggressive and why is it taking land of other countries? Its not at all a good.
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                  Chiranjib Chakrabarti
                  Jul 9, 2017 at 8:42 am
                  This is no big deal ! I think most of the EU nations did it in India before even USA many times! Why hype about China !
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                  mark
                  Jul 9, 2017 at 6:53 am
                  travel advisories are no big deal actually and pretty common, maybe their staff read some posts around here ... don't complain, they even ask their flock to "be well behaved, respect Indian laws and customs and assist the police” an advisory that Indian Gvt should give to some Indians visiting India (but that will be good for Chinese visiting China as well). As for: "to pay close attention to the present security situation" after checking, French Foreign Affairs and the US State Dpt give more than a few warnings to travelers in India (avoid crowds, so on), and these days specially to avoid at all costs Darj/Sikkim (and Kashmir)
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