India, China should ink new boundary pact in Sikkim sector: Chinese scholars

"At that time, it was not the People's Republic of China, (PRC). India became independent in 1947. It is better we change the signatures of the convention, that is what I mean early harvest," Senior Colonel Zhao Xiaozhou, Director at the Centre on China-America Defence Relations of the Academy of Military Science said.

By: PTI | Beijing | Published:August 10, 2017 2:58 pm
Doklam, Sikkim, China, India, India China doklam, China India doklam, indian express news Doklam standoff: Of the 3,488-km-long India-China border from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh, a 220-km section falls in Sikkim.

Notwithstanding the Doklam standoff, Chinese military analysts say that India and China should sign a new boundary convention in the Sikkim sector to replace the 1890 Great Britain-China agreement and make it more contemporary.

“For China early harvest means, we want to have a new agreement with India, because the 1890 convention was signed between Great Britain and China,” Senior Colonel Zhao Xiaozhou, Director at the Centre on China-America Defence Relations of the Academy of Military Science, told an Indian media delegation here yesterday.

“At that time, it was not the People’s Republic of China, (PRC). India became independent in 1947. It is better we change the signatures of the convention, that is what I mean early harvest,” he said.

“It is very essential because there are territorial disputes in the eastern, central and western sectors of the India-China border. Only in the Sikkim section we have the fixed border. So, we want to start from the easiest, that is what we call early harvest,” he added.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry too in its August 2 fact-sheet on Doklam standoff referred to Beijing’s expectations of an “early harvest” in the Sikkim sector.

“The Chinese and Indian sides have been in discussion on making the boundary in the Sikkim Sector an ‘early harvest’ in the settlement of the entire boundary question during the meetings between the Special Representatives on the China-India Boundary Question,” it had said, referring to the 1890 convention.

“The boundary in the Sikkim sector has long been delimited by the 1890 Convention, which was signed between then China and Great Britain. China and India ought to sign a new boundary convention in their own names to replace the 1890 Convention. This, however, in no way alters the nature of the boundary in the Sikkim sector as having already been delimited,” it had said.

On the Sikkim part of the boundary, India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in its June 30 statement on the Doklam standoff had said, “Where the boundary in the Sikkim sector is concerned, India and China had reached an understanding also in 2012 reconfirming their mutual agreement on the ‘basis of the alignment’. Further discussions regarding finalisation of the boundary have been taking place under the Special Representatives framework.”

Therefore “it is essential that all parties concerned display utmost restraint and abide by their respective bilateral understandings not to change the status quo unilaterally. It is also important that the consensus reached between India and China through the Special Representatives process is scrupulously respected by both sides,” the MEA had said.

Of the 3,488-km-long India-China border from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh, a 220-km section falls in Sikkim.

India and China have been locked in a face-off in the Doklam area of the Sikkim sector for the last 50 days after Indian troops stopped the Chinese People’s Liberation Army from building a road in the area.

China claimed that it was constructing the road within its territory and has been demanding immediate pull-out of the Indian troops from Doklam. Bhutan says Doklam belongs to it but China claims sovereignty over the area. China also claims that Thimphu has no dispute with Beijing over Doklam.

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    sang wen
    Aug 12, 2017 at 12:34 am
    we will slaughter you like dogs you blood thursty and war hungry indians to satisfy you
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      alaaporaan
      Aug 11, 2017 at 8:53 am
      The British "Jane's Defense Weekly" on July 24, 2017 reported that India's audit bureau on July 21, said in a report submitted to the Indian parliament, the country's army ammunition stock only barely enough for 10 days combat.The report issued by the Indian Audit Office is "shocking", and the report notes that artillery ammunition defects make more than 83percent of large caliber ammunition "Unqualified". But the state-owned munitions producers' management committee turned a blind eye to the problem of ammunition and did not initiate any of the recourse procedures addition Product "bad quality", only 2013 to 2016 years, the production of 16 types of ammunition by the Indian Army "refused". hahaha。
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        alaaporaan
        Aug 11, 2017 at 8:52 am
        The average IQ of African 78, the Indian IQ 82, the Vietnamese IQ 94, the European and American average IQ 102 of white people, the Chinese IQ 106 (first in the world),the USA Britain Germany etc. International authoritative IQ Organization released,anyone can google (web:Iq-research,info),hahaha
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          alaaporaan
          Aug 11, 2017 at 8:52 am
          China is the largest trading partner of the United States (but the United States is only China's second largest trading partner), China is Russia's largest trading partner (but Russia is only China's 11th largest trading partner), China is Germany, England,France,Japan, Korea etc. largest Trading partners, China also India's largest trading partner,but India is only China's 20th largest trading partner(Less than Iran is China's 19th largest trading partner ), China is now the world's top superpower, Europe and the United States and Russia for India Offended China? It is impossible!will sacrifice huge economic profit (will lead to a large number of people unemployed, the ruling party will step down), India IQ 82 is too low, can not understand the real idea of Europe and the United States and Russia.
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            alaaporaan
            Aug 11, 2017 at 8:52 am
            This time China with India war, China is ready to come up with GDP 20percent to military spending,total 2.4 trillion US dollars (equivalent to the sum of India's GDP), China Will produce 20 thousand aircraft, 20 thousand tanks,100 thousand cannon,100 thousand rocket , 5 million troops, killing all Indians, hahaha
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              SL DUA
              Aug 10, 2017 at 10:37 pm
              China did not sign any agreement with Britain, it was Tibet who negotiated all the boundary from East to west including Macmohan Line. Wherever it suits China, it agrees but it has not recognised Macmohan Line with a purpose of expansion. China is in occupation of Indian territory of Aksai Chin some other areas nearby. If China wants a negotiated settlement, THEN, why it is issuing a new threat to India every day? China can never be trusted on any matter.
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                Bandra
                Aug 10, 2017 at 9:01 pm
                The chinese scholars should know that China has no borders with India-They should learn their history well. China itself was apart of the Mon an and Japanese empires.
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                  Aks
                  Aug 10, 2017 at 4:31 pm
                  China loves two things. One is territory of other countries and US DOLLAR.
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                    SL DUA
                    Aug 10, 2017 at 10:39 pm
                    Those who live by the sword, die by the sword. Times keep on changing. Doklam may prove to be China's Waterloo.
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                      SL DUA
                      Aug 10, 2017 at 10:41 pm
                      Times keep on changing. Doklam may prove to be China's Waterloo.
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                        sang wen
                        Aug 12, 2017 at 12:29 am
                        you steal chinas land and now shout you mouth off/you indians are so fradulant and unjust people /
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