China has said that it clearly unhappy with those who have been demanding military action against India, post the Doklam standoff. A major general of the People's Liberation Army said that anti-India commentators do not have a "clear understanding of China's strategic positioning".
"China and India are both neighbours and competitors, but not all competitors must be treated in the toughest way," Maj Gen Qiao Liang, also military strategist, wrote in the Global Times.
"The Doklam confrontation was solved in the way it should have been... we should spare no efforts to avoid pushing the country into a war as peace is the best outcome," he also wrote.
"Many people would say that road construction in China's territory was none of India's business. Is this belief right? It's reasonable to some extent because road construction in this area is not a matter of right and wrong, but we need to understand that it's not always right to do something right at any time. Only doing the right thing at the right time is correct," he further wrote.
"Many people think that... only war can demonstrate China's power. But resorting to war is irresponsible... Whenever there may be a way to solve a conflict without war, war should be avoided," he said.