China will be assertive on territorial issues: policy expert

Yuan said China would safeguard territorial interests in an incremental way.

Written by Apurva | Beijing | Published: November 16, 2017 6:18 am

China will remain “assertive and strong” on territorial issues, including incidents like the stand-off with India in Doklam, a senior foreign policy expert has said. “Safeguarding territory is core interest and we will always be assertive and strong because there is no room for compromise on these issues.

In the past we thought that we will shelve differences and now we can face them squarely,” said China Institutes of Contemporary Relations Vice President Yuan Peng. He made the remarks at an event to discuss the recent National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

Yuan said China would safeguard territorial interests in an incremental way. “Even if we can shelve differences, the other party may not do so or agree to do so. So we can face them head on and safeguard our legitimate interests.”

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    matt
    Nov 16, 2017 at 8:06 am
    India should be equally assertive. Best way to preserve peace is the strength. China is good at playing mind games. First of all, India should strengthen her arm forces across Indo China border and respond effectively.if there is a military conflict. Although China is militarily stronger than India I am sure they don't want to get hurt in a military conflict because they have lot more to lose than India
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