China urges India to ‘face the facts and abide by historic treaty’ on border areas


BEIJING: China on Sunday referred to the 1890 UK-China treaty which it claims demarcated the Sikkim sector of the China-India border as it urged New Delhi to abide by its provisions, a day after Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made her maiden visit to the Nathu La post.

Reacting to Sitharaman’s visit to the area, the Chinese foreign ministry on Sunday said “the Sikkim section of the China-India border has been demarcated by thehistorical boundary “.

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