China voices "strong dissatisfaction" over Indian leader's visit to disputed region 2009-10-13 11:59:35   Print

    BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday expressed its "strong dissatisfaction" over an Indian leader's visit to a disputed border region.

    "China is strongly dissatisfied with the visit to the disputed region by the Indian leader disregarding China's serious concerns," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu.

    Ma said China and India had never officially settled demarcation of their border, and China's stance on the eastern section of the China-India border was consistent and clear-cut.

    "We demand the Indian side address China's serious concerns and not trigger disturbance in the disputed region so as to facilitate the healthy development of China-India relations," Ma said.

    Indian media reports said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh toured and addressed an election rally in the so-called "Arunachal Pradesh".

Dalai Lama's trip to "Arunachal Pradesh" denounced 

    BEIJING, Sept. 14 -- China has stressed its objection to the Dalai Lama's plan to visit the so-called "Arunachal Pradesh" in November, while India has made it clear that it won't stop the exile from making the visit.

    "We firmly oppose the Dalai Lama visiting the 'so-called Arunachal Pradesh,'" Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu told the Global Times Sunday, adding that China holds a persistent stance on "Arunachal Pradesh," which is part of the Chinese territory.

Editor: Wang Guanqun
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