Doklam standoff: China warns of chaos of in the region
Now China has warned of chaos in the region. It says that if it follows India's ridiculous logic and enters Indian territory to disrupt construction projects along the Line of Actual Control, then there would be chaos in the region.
"If we tolerate India's ridiculous logic, then anyone who dislikes the activity at his neighbour's home can break into his neighbour's house," foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a news briefing amidst the Doklam standoff.
Does that mean when China thinks that large-scale construction of infrastructure in the border area is posing a threat, it can enter India's territory? Wouldn't that be utter chaos," she also said.
The Indian government has also said China's road construction activity has serious security implications and highlighted the geographic proximity of the proposed road to its vulnerable "chicken's neck", the narrow stretch of land connecting the mainland to the remote northeastern states.
"So the only prerequisite condition for the settlement (of the standoff) is to withdraw the personnel and equipment by the Indian side," she said.
"So the fact is that the Indian side has illegally trespassed the boundary and violated the agreement on the boundary that has been recognised and abided by (for) over 130 years. So we urge the Indian side to take concrete actions and make positive moves to correct its wrongdoing," she added.
"China loves peace and firmly upholds peace. At the same time we will safeguard our territorial integrity and sovereignty. We allow no country or any individual to infringe upon China's territorial sovereignty," Hua said.