China urges Japanese ambassador to India to be discreet on Doklam standoff

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Xinhuanet
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Zhang Tao
Time
2017-08-18

BEIJING, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday that the Japanese ambassador to India should not wag his tongue too freely on the standoff between China and India in the Dong Lang (Doklam) area.

Spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a routine press briefing that there is no territorial dispute in that area and that the nature of the incident is that Indian troops illegally crossed the already delimited Sikkim section of the China-India boundary into Chinese territory.

Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu said in an interview with Indian media that Doklam is disputed territory between China and Bhutan and no country should use force to change its status.

It is better not to make irresponsible remarks before making clear the facts, Hua said, stressing that it is India, not China, that is trying to create trouble and change the status quo.

She reiterated that the premise and basis for meaningful dialogue between China and India is that India immediately and unconditionally withdraws all troops and equipment that have encroached into Chinese territory.

 

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