Beijing's Message
The Times of India Mumbai|October 26, 2021
New border control plans signal China’s inflexibility. More icy hostility at LAC may follow

China’s new land border law may have serious ramifications for its border dispute with India. The new law, which comes into effect on January 1, 2022, aims to strengthen Beijing’s control over its border areas and stipulates that China’s territorial integrity is “inviolable”. Operationally, it enjoins the Chinese military to carry out border drills and provides state support for construction of border towns, strengthening of border defences and better integration of populations inhabiting border areas.

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