Journal : Global Times (Chinese) Date : Author : NA Page No. : 7



SUMMARY: A long article focusing on socio-economic conditions in Sikkim, and its protected/restricted” area status requiring special permission for visits by Chinese nad Pakistani nationals, with the undisguised intention of raising questions about its loyalty to India. Brings in a pot pouri of figures, (socio-economic) features and facts in the service of that objective. Concludes with a bolt out of the blue quote of a Beijing University researcher that has no basis in the contents of the article, revealing its wishful intent:

“I am in contact with the people, I think Sikkim people have a complex psychology. To some extent, they feel that the Chinese people are more cordial.  Some people give me the following feeling: I wish to embrace you, but I am currently incapable of doing that”.

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