Aug. 23, 2017 -- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying (Photo source: fmprc.gov.cn)
BEIJING, Aug. 23, 2017 -- China hopes that India will take practical and positive actions to correct its incorrect words and deeds, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Tuesday.
Spokesperson Hua Chunying made the comments after Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Monday that even though India is not aggressive and has never initiated an attack, it will not compromise on security.
Singh said a solution would soon be found to the ongoing stand-off between India and China at Doklam and that he hoped Beijing will make a positive move in this regard.
Hua reiterated that the prerequisite and basis for resolving the incident is that India immediately and unconditionally withdraws its trespassing border troops and equipment to the Indian side of the boundary.
Although China is a peace-loving country and firmly upholds peace, it will resolutely defend its national sovereignty and territorial integrity and never allow any country to violate its territorial sovereignty for any reason, she said.
Singh said global opinion is that India has never cast an evil eye on any country, nor does it harbor an expansionist attitude that threatens its neighbors.
However, Hua said the facts are that Indian troops have illegally crossed the delimited boundary which has been recognized and abided by for nearly 130 years by both China and India, have continued to stay in the Chinese territory, and India has invented various excuses to justify its illegal actions.