Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's Regular Press Conference on January 3, 2018
Jan. 4, 2018 -- Q: Indian reports said that in late December, Chinese soldiers rolled building machines up to 200 meters into Arunachal Pradesh, and they were confronted by Indian soldiers. Do you have any comment?
A: First, I need to point out that China's position on the China-India boundary issue is consistent and clear, and we have never recognized the so-called "Arunachal Pradesh".
Second, I am not aware of the details you mentioned. China and India have established a mature management mechanism for border-related issues, and the two sides can handle various border affairs through relevant mechanism.
Third, upholding peace and tranquility in China-India border areas serves the common interests of both sides.
Q: The above-mentioned incident took place just around the same time that China and India held the 20th round of border talks. Are we looking at another standoff between the two sides?
A: With the concerted efforts of both sides, the incident that took place in Donglang last year has been peacefully resolved. Besides, at the end of last year, the two sides held the 20th round of special representatives' meeting on the boundary issue and sent out positive message to the outside world. We hope the two sides can maintain the positive momentum in growing China-India relations and jointly uphold peace and tranquility in the border areas. Like what I said, this is in the interests of both countries.