China tries to play down the confrontation at India-China border saying that the situation at the Line of Actual Control is peaceful.
Hua Chunying, a spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said, “We saw the relevant report. As I said twice before, both China and India have a common strong willingness and the sincerity to, through using all existing border-related mechanisms, achieve timely communication and effective control. As far as I know, the relevant situation has been controlled timely and effectively. The border area is peaceful”.
She added, “You said Indian media are asking this question but I believe that this may be a wild guess”.
“President Xi concluded his very successful visit to India and was warmly welcomed by the Indian government and Indian people. During his visit, the two leaders reached important consensus on Sino-Indian relations”, Hua said.
“We will never allow border area issues to influence Sino-India relations, so you may be assured,” she further added.