China says foreign diplomats ‘shocked’ over India’s act

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Beijing, July 18 (IANS) China on Tuesday said foreign diplomats in Beijing were “shocked” over the “illegal trespass” into Chinese territory by Indian troops.

Beijing again asked India to withdraw its troops and said it should not take the “illegal trespass as a policy to realise its political target.

“The illegal trespass by the Indian border personnel has drawn extensive attention from the international community and many foreign diplomatic missions in China said they were shocked by this,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said.

“We also stressed that the facts are very clear in this incident. The Sikim section on China-India boundary is mutually recognised by the two sides,” Lu added.

“This time the Indian border personnel illegally trespassed into Chinese territory.”

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Indian and Chinese troops have been engaged in a month-long stand-off at Doklam in the Sikkim section.



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