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China will have no choice but resort to “military” option if India “refuses to listen”, a Chinese expert has warned over the festering border row. “China is trying its best to use historical lessons to reason with India and show sincerity in peacefully solving the problem, but if India refuses to listen, then China would have no other choice than to use a military way of solving the problem,” Hu Zhiyong, a research fellow at the Shanghai Academy of Social Science, was quoted as saying by Global Times.
The state-run newspaper, on Monday, carried a report quoting “observers” that “there could be a chance of war if the recent conflict between China and India is not handled properly”. “India is provoking China because it wants to prove to the US it could contain China while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in the US,” Hu said.
Chinese are giving not so subtle dhamki..I think Chinese were very sure that they will construct road in Bhutanese teritory without any problem.. Unexpected stiff resistance from IA is causing so much convulsions ..http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/xwfw_66 ... 5054.shtml
official website of chini foreign ministry statement on issueQ:: First, India's Ministry of External Affairs on Friday released a long statement on recent developments in the Doklam area, which is different from what was told by China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Statement said that India and China reached an understanding in 2012 that the boundary at the Sikkim section had not been finalized, and they reconfirmed their mutual agreement on the basis of the alignment. Further discussion on finalizing the boundary will take place under the Special Representatives framework. How do you respond to that? Second, Bhutan's Foreign Ministry also said that China had violated the Sino-Bhutanese Agreement on the Maintenance of Peace and Tranquility in the Border Areas (1998), accusing China of changing the status quo by constructing a road in the relevant area. I was just wondering if you have a response to that.
A: On your first question, since the Indian troops illegally trespassed the boundary, the Chinese foreign ministry and defense ministry have stated China's solemn stance on many occasions and lodged solemn representations with the Indian side. The truth is very clear. The Sikkim section of the China-India boundary has been defined by the Convention Between Great Britain and China Relating to Sikkim and Tibet (1890), and the Doklam area is located on the Chinese side north and east of the eastern end of the Sikkim sector. The Indian troops crossed the mutually recognized boundary into China's territory and obstructed Chinese border garrisons' normal activities. India's act has violated the historical convention on the boundary, breached international law and the basic norms governing international relations and severely damaged peace and tranquility along the border. We demand that the Indian side pull back the troops that crossed the boundary and created necessary conditions for the recovery of peace and tranquility in relevant areas.
As to the statement issued by India's Ministry of External Affairs last Friday, we have noted that this statement completely left out the Convention Between Great Britain and China Relating to Sikkim and Tibet (1890), none other than which clearly defined the China-India boundary alignment in areas where the incident happened. The agreement is a boundary convention jointly embraced by China and India, and the successive Indian administrations have confirmed it in writing on many occasions. As I just said, Prime Minister Nehru also confirmed this in his letters to Premier Zhou Enlai.
The current Indian administration even dares not mention this convention. No matter how the Indian side tries to evade, observing convention is a basic principle of international law, and abiding by the boundary convention is an international obligation India must fulfill.
At present, the Indian troops still illegally stay on China's territory and continuously infringe on China's territorial sovereignty. The Chinese side again demands that the Indian side bring back those border personnel who trespassed the boundary and conduct a thorough investigation into the case, respect the historical boundary convention and China's territorial sovereignty so as to uphold peace and tranquility in the Sikkim section of the China-India boundary.
On your second question, we have stressed many times that it is an indisputable fact that Doklam has always been part of China's territory and under its effective jurisdiction. China and Bhutan have held 24 rounds of boundary negotiations since they launched such talks in the 1980s. Though the boundary is yet to be demarcated officially, the two sides have basic consensus on the situation on the ground in the border areas and the boundary alignment. There is no disagreement on the fact that Doklam belongs to China.
China has strictly observed the mutual agreement between the two sides all along. The status quo of the boundary in the Doklam area is clear-cut and the area has always been under China's effective jurisdiction. There is no breach of agreement or damage to status quo by the Chinese side, which I believe is clear to the Bhutanese side. To conceal its illegal trespass, the Indian side has tried to distort the facts and even at the cost of Bhutan's independence and sovereignty in a bid to confound the right with the wrong, yet what it did is futile. China stands ready to work with the Bhutanese side to settle the boundary question through friendly negotiation without external interference and uphold peace and tranquility in the border areas.