China: Indian troop withdrawal a precondition for peace

"I want to point that the relevant actions by the Indian side violated the purposes and principles of the UN Charter in defiance of the global law and worldwide norms".

Indian and Chinese troops are facing off on a section of land high in the Himalayas near what is known as the tri-junction, where Tibet, India and Bhutan meet.

"However to the surprise of everyone, the Indian side trampled on the basic norms governing the worldwide relations proposed by itself by illegally crossing into other country's territory", he said. China, which does not have formal diplomatic ties with Bhutan, denied the allegations about violating any treaties."Doklam has been a part of China since ancient times".

As per China Daily, "India should look in the mirror". The five principles of the agreement are - Mutual respect for each other's territorial integrity and sovereignty, mutual non-aggression, mutual non-interference in each other's internal affairs, equality and cooperation for mutual benefit, and peaceful co-existence.

"We believe the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is powerful enough to expel Indian troops out of Chinese territory".

"China and India have been in contact through the special representatives mechanism to solve the boundary question but this incident, I believe, violates the spirit upheld by the Special Representatives mechanism and goes in contrast to the efforts made by the two countries", he said. On 8 September 1965, China said that if India did not dismantle all aggressive military structures on the Sikkim-Tibet boundary, it would be responsible for all consequences. "The Indian military can choose to return to its territory with dignity, or be kicked out of the area by Chinese soldiers", it said.

"How can India win the trust of its neighboring countries and play a greater role in global affairs, if it does not correct its mistakes in a timely way?"

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"The Indian border troops are still standing in Chinese territory and the issue is not resolved", said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang.

Amid the ongoing Indo-China border standoff, a government-run Chinese media outlet published an article Wednesday, and reminded India of the 1962 war.

More than a dozen rounds of talks have failed to make substantial progress in the dispute, although there have been relatively few confrontations in recent years. It said the Indian military will be "kicked out" of Doklam unless it withdraws on its own.

China and India have been engaged in a standoff in the Dokalam area near the Bhutan trijunction since June 6 after a Chinese Army construction party came to build a road. In response, India on Friday said it has told China that the building of a road by Chinese troops in the Donglong region will have "serious security implications for India" and urged Beijing "not to change the status quo unilaterally". Otherwise, the world would be in chaos, " the Chinese envoy said.

There is little doubt that China's aim is to contain India's rising power through strategic linkages with the country's neighbours, particularly Pakistan.

Quoting the note, Geng said, "The Indian government would like to add one more thing that the boundary has already been demarcated as well on the ground".

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