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China responses to boundary confrontation with India

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 08:28, September 26, 2014

BEIJING, Sept. 25 -- China and India have established effective communication channels to properly handle the situation in border areas, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

Geng Yansheng made the remarks at a monthly press briefing when asked to comment on the boundary issue between China and India, noting that both sides should join hands to promote regional peace, stability and development.

Geng said Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent state visit to India was very successful, with leaders from both sides reaching a high level of consensus on the significance of developing China-India relations.

During the visit, a joint statement was released on building a closer partnership for development which incorporates details about enhancing communication and cooperation in several fields, Geng said.

As for the boundary issue, the two sides agreed to jointly safeguard peace and tranquility in the border area before relevant issue is settled, Geng said.

Geng said individual cases would not affect the overall cooperation between the two countries as the two sides have established smooth communication channels and handle relevant issues through dialogues and consultations.

As for the recent situation in the border area, Geng said, both sides have conducted effective communication and the situation is under control. 'The border area is peaceful.'

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