- “The illegal trespass by the Indian border personnel has drawn extensive attention from the international community,” China said.
- China is painting India as the aggressor and holding out the threat of a full-scale confrontation as the two countries face off on Doklam plateau.
BEIJING/NEW DELHI: China has launched a high-stakes propaganda blitz, painting India as the aggressor and holding out the threat of a full-scale confrontation as the two countries face off on the Bhutanese Doklam plateau. Worried about being seen bullying a small country like Bhutan, it is desperate to blame India for the stand-off on the border.
China confirmed on Tuesday it was connecting with foreign missions to explain its version of the Doklam controversy, though it did not name any country or group of countries being briefed by it, even other P-5 members of the UN Security Council. Three of the five members of the UN Security Council — the US, Britain, and France — confirmed to TOI that they did not attend any group briefing by the Chinese on the border stand-off with India. It is not clear if the Chinese officials held a separate briefing for envoys of Russia, which is seen to be close to China these days.
The illegal trespass by the Indian border personnel has drawn extensive attention from the international community and many foreign diplomatic missions in China said they were shocked… and we also stressed [that] the facts are very clear in this incident,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said.
He accused India of playing politics on the Doklam issue.