“The Chinese side will inform the Indian Foreign Ministry before its operation,” he told Global Times. Hu also said India would have to “bear all the consequences”, and that ties between the two countries were “severely damaged”.
Xi’s remarks and the parade come amid heightened tensions between India and China after Indian troops stopped the PLA from constructing a road in Doklam at the China-India-Bhutan trijunction.
Possibility of visits by Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and senior officials, including Joint Secretary (East Asia) Pranay Verma, to engage with Chinese interlocutors is being explored, sources said.
The meeting, amid the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam at the trijunction with Bhutan, was held on the sidelines of the BRICS security summit in Beijing. Doval and Yang are also special representatives of the India-China border mechanism.
The NSA reached Beijing on Wednesday to attend a two-day BRICS security summit. "To resolve this issue, the Indian border troops must withdraw without further ado, as Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. That would be the precondition and basis for any meaningful dialogue," said Lu.
India-China standoff in Sikkim: Ajit Doval’s scheduled visit has evoked a mixed response from state-run media in China. While Global Times dubbed Doval a “main schemer” of the current standoff, the government-run China Daily suggested India and China should explore ways to avoid confrontation and settle the issue peacefully.
Doklam standoff: New Delhi maintained that the matter can be resolved peacefully if both sides withdraw their troops and have a bilateral conversation. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Doklam staAffairs (MFA) too reiterated the demand for withdrawal of Indian troops.
India China Doklam standoff: “Our diplomatic channel is unimpeded and the withdrawal of the Indian border troops is the precondition for any meaningful dialogue and the communication between the two sides,” Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Lu Kang told reporters.
This military exercise on the Tibet plateau comes days after a light battle tank was tested near the Indian border late June. Another live-fire exercise was carried out earlier this month in an unidentified area at an altitude of 5,100 metres. The PLA exercise coincides with the Malabar Exercise involving India, US and Japan.
In a commentary, China’s official press agency, Xinhua, which works directly under the state council, reiterated that the “border line was the bottom line” for Beijing. This is not the first time this particular phrase has been used by China’s state media in articles, opinions and interviews with experts.
The Dalai Lama’s itinerary includes a public address at the three-day “Mind and Life Dialogue” conference in Gaborone and a meeting with Botswana President Ian Khama.
Born in Jilin Province, in northeast China, on December 28, 1955, Liu followed in his father’s footsteps and became a university professor. He turned a rights campaigner after the Tiananmen protests of 1989, when he was arrested and lost his teaching job.
Doklam stand-off: Earlier too, Chinese media and government spokespersons have recalled the 1962 war between India and China, as a warning, since the stand-off between the two countries in Doklam, in the Sikkim region, sparked tensions in mid-June.
Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Geng Shuang on Wednesday maintained that the ongoing stand-off between Chinese and Indian troops in Doklam was different from “previous frictions” between the two countries.
Sikkim standoff: China's foreign ministry spokesperson Geng’s comments came as Chinese state-run media ratcheted up rhetoric against India over the stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops in Doklam. In a commentary, state-run Xinhua said that India had “blatantly” trespassed on sovereign Chinese territory.
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.
“India has also argued that Chinese construction would represent a ‘significant change of status quo with serious security implications for India’ in a statement by its Ministry of External Affairs.
G-20 summit, and what would be his first encounter with Chinese President Xi Jinping amid the ongoing border stand-off between the two countries, which has led to a chill in bilateral ties.
The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs also reiterated that India had disregarded the 1890 Sino-British Treaty, which China has cited to prove the Doklam region, referred to as Donglong in China, is sovereign Chinese territory.
Sikkim standoff: Beijing targets Arun Jaitley remarks, says China too different from 1962.
Both sides have reinforced their positions amidst a continuing war of words between Beijing and New Delhi. Indian military officials rejected claims that there were signs of imminent conflict in the region — the site of intense skirmishes in 1967, provoked by similar disputes over border works.
The frontier spat has had Indian pilgrims headed to Kailash Mansarovar returning from the Nathu La pass in Sikkim and China has said resumption of pilgrim passage will depend on what India does next.
“Even though India has long had a presence along the Bhutan-China border, it has never acted in defence of its ally’s interests. The Chinese are very upset by the Indian assertion, and are seeking to push back against what they see as a line having been crossed,” a senior Indian official said.
Two days ago, China lodged protests with India through diplomatic channels, alleging that Indian border troops had crossed the Sino-Indian boundary in Sikkim and were “obstructing Chinese border troops’ normal activities in Doklam”.
During the forum, China dubbed CPEC a flagship One Belt One Road (OBOR) project, and 10 more agreements connected to the contentious corridor that runs through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) were formalised.
China-Pak corridor open to all countries in region... don’t politicise, says Sharif
Baglay said India is of the firm belief that connectivity initiatives must be based on universally recognised international norms, good governance, rule of law, openness, transparency and equality.
Experts in China warned that India may be isolated in the region, despite its considerable influence, in the years ahead, if its stance on ties with China continued.
From Sunday, China hosts the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, a meeting aimed at propelling itself into a new growth orbit, taking along 100-plus stakeholders.
The six names on the list are: Wo’gyainling, Mila Ri, Qoidengarbo Ri, Mainquka, Bumo La and Namkapub Ri.
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On Wednesday, the Chinese government summoned the Indian ambassador in Beijing to register its protest.
Dalai Lama said, “India has never used me against China. I am a messenger of the ancient Indian thought and I talk about ahimsa, peace, harmony and secular ethics wherever I go.”
The rewards include faster clearances, better facilities and fewer inspections, while “discredited” companies will face punitive measures.
Muslimyar was a speaker at the opening of the forum with Zhang Gaoli, Vice Premier of China’s State Council, Puspa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, Prime Minister of Nepal and U Myint Sw, Vice President of Myanmar.
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