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10 Luglio 2020

India - Bhutan

CHINA CLAIMS BHUTAN LAND IN ITS ‘BID TO PRESSURE INDIA’

China’s fresh demand for Bhutan’s territory is part of Beijing's larger drive to coerce the Himalayan nation into a boundary deal on Beijing’s terms and put more pressure on India. On Saturday, the Chinese foreign ministry said that the China-Bhutan boundary has never been delimited and there “have been disputes over the eastern, western and central sections for a long time”, cautioning third party (read India) to refrain from stepping into the breach. On June 29, China objected to Bhutan’s application for a grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council for the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary situated in eastern Bhutan, saying it was “disputed” territory. Bhutan got the funds but China’s objection was seen as an attempt to intimidate because it was the first instance of the Chinese making border claims on eastern Bhutan. (ICE NEW DELHI)


Fonte notizia: The Times of India