Zhao Lijian, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, outlined the recent China-India clash in the Galawan Valley region and reiterated China's stance on its border areas on Friday after a regular press briefing. Here are some highlights of this issue's timeline:
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Since April, Indian frontline border defense troops unilaterally continued to build roads, bridges and other facilities in the Galawan Valley region, said Zhao.
On May 6, Indian border defense troops crossed the line into Chinese territory in the Galwan Valley, setting up barriers to stop the normal patrol of the Chinese border troops and deliberately causing trouble, Zhao noted.
To ease the border situation, on June 6, border forces of the two sides held commander-level talks and reached consensus on easing the situation, according to Zhao.
Surprisingly, Zhao noted, on night of June 15, the Indian frontline border defense troops blatantly broke the consensus reached at the commander-level talks between the militaries of the two sides.
On June 17, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a telephone conversation with Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, demanding that India carry out a thorough investigation into the incident, said Zhao.