Published: Sat, August 19, 2017
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

WATCH Chinese state media accused of racism over Indian impression

WATCH Chinese state media accused of racism over Indian impression

Eight weeks into the Doklam stand-off, Japan's open support to India's stance - that Chinese road construction would be tinkering with the status quo - is being seen as a big deal. There should be no attempt to change the status quo on the ground by force, said Japanese ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu.

Hiramatsu made the statement just a month before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India.

Japan has supported India's stand on Doklam standoff saying that Indian's troops are there as India and Bhutan have a treaty between them. However, the trade is heavily tilted in Beijing's favor, with its exports to India coming to about $61.3 billion.

The endorsement of the Indian position by Japan is a significant development at a regional level as China has violated agreements with Japan as well and not with only India and Bhutan, the Japanese Ambassador had said.

China is insisting that Indian soldiers in the Doklam Area should unconditionally pull back.

Chinese state media has released a video about the border dispute with India that many have called racist.

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Tensions between China and India have been rising for some time now, and have led to skirmishes on land and sea in which soldiers on both sides were injured, Financial Times reported.

A review of the anti-dumping duty has concluded that "there is continued dumping of the product concerned from China, both in absolute terms and in relation to production and consumption in India causing injury to the domestic industry", the department said. We will continue to engage with China to find mutually acceptable solution.

India's principal imports from China include telecom instruments, electronic components, computer hardware, bulk drugs and drug intermediates, and iron and steel, while its exports to the Communist nation include iron ore, cotton yarn, petroleum products and plastic raw materials.

She said India's unconditional pullback will be the basis for any meaningful dialogue to resolve the crisis, which has plunged ties between two countries to a new low. "I would not like to touch upon the situation, on how troops are being mobilised", he said.

Wang Wenli a senior Chinese border official, had threatened that China could intervene in Kalapani in Uttarakhand, essentially the tri-junction between China, Nepal and India, which is claimed by Nepal.

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