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China beefs up security on border with India for Communist Party Congress

China would not also want Myanmar's Rohingyas to cross over into Chinese border

IANS  |  Beijing 

Narendra Modi, Xi Jingping
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 2017 BRICS Summit in Xiamen. Photo: PTI

has stepped up security on its border with India, North Korea, and ahead of the key Congress next month.

The once-in-a-five-year meet is China's most important political event. The authorities would not like to risk any event which disrupts the meeting where Chinese President will get a second five-year term.

China's border police will maintain the highest security on the country's frontiers with North Korea, and as the gear up for its all-important Congress, the Hong Kong-based South Morning said in a report.

"(We will) stick to the highest standards, strictest requirements and strongest measures to ensure absolute border security for the party's 19th Congress," the report quoted an official statement as saying.

has a long-running border dispute with The two countries have 3,488 km of de facto boundary, most of which is disputed.

and New Delhi last month ended an over two-month military stand-off in the Sikkim section along the Sino-border.

China's northeast borders reclusive The North Korean nuclear crisis has worried the world, especially its ally

fears an influx of refugees in case of a war between the and the

would not also want Myanmar's to cross over into Chinese border.

"The border forces under the People's Armed Police became the latest government agency to make a show of support for President Xi Jinping, saying officers would focus on the frontiers to ensure stability for the five-yearly gathering," the newspaper said.

They would also tighten monitoring of coastal areas and ramp up work, the police were quoted as saying in a statement.

Security personnel has been out in force across the country to make sure the highly choreographed gathering is not disturbed by social unrest.

First Published: Fri, September 29 2017. 18:26 IST
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