Sikkim standoff: China could issue travel alert for citizens visiting India

Earlier on Tuesday, a state newspaper warned Chinese companies operating in India to be be alert and take steps to avoid being hit by anti-China sentiment. It called on Chinese firms to reduce their investments in India keeping in mind the current tension.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 5, 2017 7:49 pm
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Amid the border standoff between the two countries near Sikkim, China on Wednesday said it was considering options on issuing a travel alert for citizens visiting India, news agency PTI reported. Such a travel alert, China said, would depend on the security situation.

“The Chinese government attaches great importance to safety and lawful rights and interests of overseas Chinese citizens in accordance with the security condition of the relevant countries,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang was quoted as saying. “We will decide whether or not to issue a travel alert,” he added.

Earlier on Tuesday, a state newspaper warned Chinese companies operating in India to be be alert and take steps to avoid being hit by the anti-China sentiment. It called on Chinese firms to reduce their investments in India keeping in mind the current tension.

Following the June 6 standoff in which the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) destroyed Indian Army bunkers, many in Chinese media have blamed India for the ongoing border tension and have even gone on to ‘remind’ India about the 1962 war.

Of the 3,488-km-long India-China border from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh, a 220-km section falls in Sikkim. Meanwhile, two newspapers in China, Global Times and China Daily, warned India of consequences if it ‘incites’ China. While China’s nationalistic tabloid Global Times said India should be taught a “bitter lesson”, China Daily said India should look in the mirror. The Global Times said in its editorial that India will suffer “greater losses” than in 1962 if it “incites” border clashes with China.

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    Ivan
    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:28 pm
    Does this mean that saffron gujjus will support Indian manufacturers when it comes to solar cells and motor drives? What's that you say my darling bakhts swarming Guangzhou in search of bargains? Oh right its just business. But the cow is a national interest.
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      S.K.G
      Jul 6, 2017 at 5:07 am
      It called on Chinese firms to reduce their investments in India!!!! Oh! A great relief to see that INDIA will GET RID of "Cheap" and "WORST QUALITY" chinese products.
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        ck
        Jul 6, 2017 at 3:03 am
        Now the tension is increasing. The china investment are shrinking and the china's be alert caution are underway of thinking by them. It seems that they are planning some thing in action. Pray for not to indulge in fighting, otherwise, if it started will be the chance to ruin the areas and mostly unaccounted looses for both.
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          Sitaram
          Jul 5, 2017 at 11:45 pm
          What next.. they will pay or engage their sympathisers to stage some a t t a c k s ?
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            ch.srinivasa rao
            Jul 5, 2017 at 8:51 pm
            China need not worry about their citizens in India dia is very good country they never their guest travellers who visit and stay in India.
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              Riaz
              Jul 5, 2017 at 8:33 pm
              If I was India, I would need China's warning. After all youndont have the Mogul military genes so best to deal this threat in administrative capacity!
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                samrat
                Jul 6, 2017 at 2:46 pm
                you mean terrorists genes
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                balaMohan
                Jul 5, 2017 at 7:45 pm
                China is a Nixon- Kissinger illegitimate drone flew out from a clandestine Pakistani Jihad port. It became a super power, illicitly copying designs and codes, paying meager wages to its poor laborers and acquiring the lands with no compensation to its rural peasantry. In short, a chimera.
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