Extracts from Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying’s Regular Press Conference on November 6, 2017
Q: The Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman yesterday visited the border area in the so-called “Arunachal Pradesh”. What is China’s comment on this?
A: China’s position on the issue of China-India border is clear-cut. It is an objective fact that there are disputes over the eastern section of the China-India border. We believe that Indian official’s visit to the disputed area of the China-India border may complicate the border issue and is not conducive to the efforts made by the two sides to maintain the peace and tranquility of the border area. We hope that the Indian side can make concerted efforts with China to continue creating enabling conditions and atmosphere for the two sides to properly resolve the border issue through negotiation and uphold the overall picture of the bilateral relations.