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Bhutan acknowledges that Doklam belongs to China [Copy link] 中文

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(Indian Express) In a stunning -but unsubstantiated-claim, a senior Chinese official said today that Bhutan has acknowledged that the Doklam area where the Indian and Chinese troops are engaged in a standoff does not belong to it. China’s top diplomat on the boundary issue, Wang Wenli, told a visiting Indian media delegation that Bhutan has conveyed to Beijing through the diplomatic channels that the area of the standoff is not its territory.

She provided no evidence for the claim, which is at the complete variance with Bhutan’s stated position and actions. Bhutan had protested to the Chinese government, accusing it of violating a bilateral pact after its troops tried to construct a road in the Doklam area on June 16. “After the incident, the Bhutanese made it very clear to us that the place where the trespassing happened is not Bhutan’s territory,” said Wang, who is the Deputy Director General of the Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.


She went on to say that “Bhutanese find it very strange that the Indian border troops are on the Chinese soil,” and implied that her views have been gleaned from Bhutanese state media and legal blogs which have “more convincing information”. A statement issued by India’s External Affairs Ministry on June 30 said, “On June 16, a PLA (People’s Liberation Army) construction party entered the Doklam area and attempted to construct a road. It is our understanding that a Royal Bhutan Army patrol attempted to dissuade them from this unilateral activity.”

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Where are my two replies?

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Cecilia: many thanks for a good contribution!

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seneca Post time: 2017-8-10 11:39
Cecilia: many thanks for a good contribution!

So, what is "Neutral Observer"'s position now ?

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dostoevskydr Post time: 2017-8-10 15:38
So, what is "Neutral Observer"'s position now ?

I have none, you neutrino.

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seneca Post time: 2017-8-11 14:38
I have none, you neutrino.

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Post time 2017-8-11 17:59:48 |Display all floors
This is wrong information. Bhutan's official communique still considers Doklam as theirs. China should refrain from using sub standard unverified news.

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