Beijing. June 30: Chi on Friday said the channel of communication with India was “unimpeded” and rejected Bhutan’s claim over Donglong where Indian and Chinese troops are locked in a face-off. Bejing again alleged that Indian troops trespassed into Chi’s territory and asked New Delhi to withdraw its troops.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Indian troops crossed the border on June 18. India has denied the allegation. “Diplomatic channels are unimpeded between India and Chi for talks on the stand-off in Sikkim,” Lu said. He also rejected Bhutan’s claims over Donglong, calling it Chinese territory. “The area where Chinese side undertakes road construction totally belongs to the Chinese territory.” Lu cited historical practices in Donglong to drive his point home. (IANS)