China denies reports of troops laying cables at border with India

Chen Zhuo
2020-09-16 08:23:16

China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday denied reports that the Chinese army is laying optic fiber cables at the China-India border flashpoint.

Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin also told reporters at a daily briefing that China hopes India can make concrete effort to help de-escalate border tension and meet half way with China.

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar in Moscow last Thursday for crucial talks about the border tension between the two countries.

According to Wang, the two sides had reached a five-point consensus to stop escalating current conflicts near the border. Both sides intend to push for negotiations about the border standoff through military and diplomatic channels to bring back peace and safety to the area, said Wang.

We hope India would fully implement the consensus reached by the two foreign ministers and meet China on the halfway so as to make concrete efforts in easing tensions, the spokesperson noted.

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