China says ‘can’t lose one centimetre’ of areas it claims
BEIJING: In the wake of the international tribunal rejecting its claims in the disputed South China Sea, China on Friday said that the issue of sovereignty was the nation’s “bottom line” and the country “cannot lose one centimetre” of the area it claims.
“The sovereignty issue is China’s bottom line,” China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi said.
“Though China is large, we cannot lose one centimetre of inheritance left by the ancestors,” said Yang who is the State Councillor, a rank higher than Foreign Minister, while commenting on the ongoing row over the verdict delivered by an international arbitral tribunal which quashed Beijing’s claims of historic rights over the South China Sea.
Yang’s comments also carry significance for India as he is China’s designated special representative for boundary talks along with national security advisor Ajit Doval.
India and China have so far held 19 rounds of talks to resolve the boundary dispute. At the centre of the dispute is China’s claims over Arunachal Pradesh which it regards as part of southern Tibet.
China regards the boundary issue as a legacy from history and refuses to recognise the McMahon Line as the effective boundary between the two countries.
But shamelessly grab thousands of sq KM of land of other nations – yes you will face music oneday
China cannot occupy neither south china sea nor Arunachal pradesh it simply doesn”t has enough military power to take on all Asian countries along with America . It should shut its mouth and stop making fact less statements.
China not accepting the international court ruling n showing the world that it”s super power of the world,how come india expect fair boundary settlement with China,the world should unite n force China to accept the verdict else China will swallow it”s smaller neighbours land n sea,we Indians should boycott Chinese products to cm show China that we Indians are true patriotic n love our nation
china would become a smashed potatoe if it goes for war! too many enemies
CHina is great
China says it can not loose one centimetre of disputed area. This means that China can claim Arunachal Pradesh and India”s territory along the border.
If south china is belong to china than India Ocean should belong to India
Md Ishrat Zaman
At the end of the day every body will abide China, because no one has the courage to challenge it.
Looks like Big Brother is Flexing his Communist Muscles! No doubt, they are in the Year of the Monkey!
CHINA HAS GONE MAD