【标题】Bhutan acknowledges that Doklam is a Chinese area: Chinese official
BEIJING: 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.
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."
India had also cited the Bhutanese Foreign Ministry as emphasising that "the construction of the road inside Bhutanese territory is a direct violation of the 1988 and 1998 agreements between Bhutan and China and affects the process of demarcating the boundary between these two countries. They have urged a return to the status quo as before June 16, 2017."
India also conveyed to the Chinese government that the road construction would represent a significant change of status quo with serious security implications for it. India says both sides should first pull back their troops for any talks to take place.
India must stop trampling on Bhutan’s sovereignty Marco Hung says if left to China and Bhutan, the Doklam border dispute could be easily resolved. Instead, an overbearing New Delhi, mistaking Bhutan as its ‘protectorate’, has just made things worse
Man ask any Bhutanese people .They siding with china and saying India is doing wrong. I dont know why we taking risk for bhutan then .I have talked to many bhutanese people and they all supporting china
I have talked to many Bhutanese people but common Bhutanese are supporting China (So far I know as I stay in siliguri corridor) stance than India . They saying why India doing it ...Why then we supporting Bhutan in this matter and creating unnecessary war like situation?
Why Bhutan is silent on this issue ?
it is another bluff and lie from china
India should resist to the last
it is right stand
it is our part and India should never accept any compromise
yesterday only news was published that bhutan is against china , intruding into disputed area and building roads. to-day chinese official is making a false claim, china was making threats about kashmir earlier also and openly supporting pakisthan terrorists outfits leaders like AzHAR, HAFIZSYED .building roads in pakisthan occupied kashmir?
Never mind who says what, Indians should kill chinese in all parts of the world