China-India Review, a monthly journal of the Chinese embassy in India has carried two critical articles in its latest issue. These concern the diplomatic dialogue between foreign ministers and special representatives of both states to ensure disengagement of troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
This issue of the China-India Review also had a signed note by Ambassador Sun Weidong who wrote a brief summation of the events that transpired in June. More importantly, the note highlights China’s position on the Ladakh standoff along with how India’s economic sanctions on Chinese companies have affected Beijing.
While Ambassador Weidong’s note presses on the need for peace, his words are a giveaway indicating that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will not be budging from finger areas in Pangong Tso anytime soon. “We should take a long-range view and not allow our differences to become disputes. China and India need to find a fair and reasonable solution to the boundary question which is mutually acceptable,” Sun Weidong wrote.
China claims it requested probe into Galwan Valley violence
Despite India’s repeated stance that the June 15 Galwan Valley incident was the result of Chinese aggression, China continues to blame Indian forces for the violence.
In fact, an article in the China-India Review titled ‘Wang, Jaishankar agree on peace & stability at LAC’ says China requested for a “probe” into the Galwan Valley incident during EAM Dr S Jaishankar’s virtual meet with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.