China's New Law Troubles India

China passes new boundary law.

China's New  Law Troubles India

October 28, 2021: China Proceeds New Law On Boundary

For passing a new land boundary law, India condemned China on Wednesday which it said could smash the two countries’ long-running border dispute.
Arindam Bagchi, Offical of Indian External Affairs Ministry said India anticipates that China will avoid taking actions under the new law that could individually transform the situation in India-China border areas.

The conversation between Indian and Chinese army commanders to disengage troops from key areas along their border ended in a stalemate earlier this month, failing to ease a 17-month deadlock that has sometimes led to deadly clashes.

Chinese lawmakers accepted the law at a meeting on Sunday of the standing committee of the National People’s Congress.

It stipulates that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China are enshrined and unbreakable. “The state shall take measures to safeguard territorial integrity and land boundaries and guard against and combat any act that undermines territorial sovereignty and land boundaries,” it says.

Bagchi said India and China earlier consented to seek a fair and mutually acceptable resolution of their border dispute.

Bagchi conveyed hope that the law would not affect arrangements earlier reached by the two sides on the boundary dispute or threaten peace and tranquillity in border areas.

 From China there was no immediate comment on India’s statement.

Both countries have stationed tens of thousands of soldiers backed by artillery, tanks and fighter jets along their de facto border, called the Line of Actual Control, in the Ladakh region. 20 Indian troops were killed in a clash with Chinese soldiers including clubs, stones and fists along the disputed border on last year . China said it lost four soldiers.

The Line of Actual Control separates Chinese and Indian-held territories from Ladakh in the west to India’s eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, China declares in its entirety.  In 1962 India and China fought a war over the border. This news is extracted from Setopati.

Rameshwor Sharma
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