BEIJING, May 28 (INP): A spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian said that China’s position on the boundary issue with India is consistent and clear and the Chinese leadership is committed to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
China has been earnestly implementing the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, strictly abiding by the relevant agreements signed by the two countries, and committed to safeguarding China’s territorial sovereignty and security as well as peace and stability in the China-India border areas, the spokesperson said here at the regular news briefing.
At present, the overall situation in the China-India border areas is stable and controllable. On border-related issues, there are sound mechanisms and channels of communication between China and India, and the two sides are capable of properly resolving relevant issues through dialogue and consultation, he added.
Zhao Lijian added, China and India have communication on the boundary question via existing mechanisms and diplomatic channels, including those between the border troops on the ground and between the diplomatic departments and embassies of the two countries.
About the overseas Chinese students, the spokesperson said, since the onset of COVID-19, the well-being of overseas Chinese nationals has been close to the heart of the motherland.
The Chinese government attaches high importance to and cares deeply for their safety and health. Acting on this, the Foreign Ministry and Chinese diplomatic missions all over the world swiftly mobilized resources and conveyed to every Chinese national abroad the care and solicitude of the CPC and the country.
After the epidemics broke out, many countries and regions decided to suspend international flights and restrict people-to-people exchange, which has posed difficulties to overseas Chinese nationals who wish to travel back home.
Shortly after COVID-19 started, we chartered planes to bring back citizens stranded abroad. As infections spiked in some countries, we worked hard to create conditions and arranged temporary flights for Chinese nationals who had an urgent need to return, including students, the elderly, the young, the sick, pregnant women and those on short overseas trips.
At the same time, Chinese airlines have maintained flight operations with relevant countries, keeping open the “corridors in the air” for Chinese citizens eager to get home. The Foreign Ministry and Chinese diplomatic missions will continue doing our best to protect and assist Chinese nationals wherever they are and help ease their practical difficulties, the spokesperson added.