Chinese Media Terms India 'Sensitive And Arrogant', Accuses Of Amplifying Nationalism

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| October 9 , 2017 , 21:34 IST

Uncomforted by the Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Nathu La visit, Chinese media on Monday lashed out at India terming the country as "sensitive and arrogant" as well as accusing the media of "amplifying nationalism".

Chinese daily Global Times, which is known to represent the ideology of the Chinese government has also slammed the country.

An editorial in the media outlet said, "Indian society is sensitive and arrogant, and Indian media is amplifying nationalism. India must overcome its paranoia and China has no obligation to indulge India's capriciousness."

On the other hand, the country has said that the Sikkim section of the India-China border has been delineated by historical convention and said that the country should abide by this "fact".

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Citing the 1890 treaty between Britain and China, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said, "The Sikkim section of China-India border has been delineated by the historical convention and the Nathu La pass is the best witness to that fact."

Hua said, "We hope that India could abide by this fact, observe these historical conventions and agreements and work with China to maintain peace and tranquility at the border."

The Chinese Foreign Ministry's statement comes in line with the neighbouring country's claim over Doklam during the 73-day military stand-off with India in the Sikkim section of the border. Beijing has repeatedly invoked this treaty to assert its claim on the land.

Addressing the media, Hua was responding to a question about Indian Defence Minister Sitharaman's visit to an Indian Army post in Nathu La, which separates India from China's Tibet.

In her first visit to the region, Sitharaman also interacted with Chinese troops across the border and taught them how to say "Namastey" and its meaning.