Extracts from Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang’s Regular Press Conference on January 9, 2018
Q: Yesterday, the Indian army chief said there has been a major reduction of Chinese troops in Dong Lang. Can you confirm this and what is your comment?
A: The Dong Lang area has all along been part of China and under China’s continuous and effective jurisdiction. There is no dispute in this regard. The Chinese border troops’ patrolling and stationing in the Dong Lang area is exercising sovereignty rights in accordance with the stipulations of historical conventions and upholding territorial sovereignty.