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China sends a strong message to the neighbours concerning its border

china_1036943fBeijing: The foreign minister of China said today, in a stern message to its neighbours with whom it has territorial disputes, that, it is determined to defend “every inch” of its territory while pursuing diplomacy through peaceful means.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told to the media persons here in his annual press conference on the sidelines of the ongoing National People’s Congress (NPC) session,  that, “We will not take anything that is not ours, but we will defend every inch of territory that belongs to us.”

There was no direct reference to India in his press conference, while he launched a frontal attack on Japan and made strong comments about smaller maritime neighbours who contest China’s claims over the South China Sea.

There have been frequent border incursions by Chinese troops into Indian territory and China also claims Arunachal Pradesh as Southern Tibet, part of the dispute over the 4,000-km Line of Actual Control between the two countries.

 

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