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New border law doesn't affect existing treaties: China to India

China promulgated new land boundary law in the midst of a 17-month border standoff between the two countries in eastern Ladakh

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While the India-China border dispute covers 3,488-km along the Line of Actual Control, the China-Bhutan row covers about 400 km

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China said on Thursday that its new land border law will not affect the implementation of existing border treaties and urged relevant countries to avoid making "wanton speculation" about a "normal domestic legislation", a day after India raised concerns over the legislation.

China's national legislature - the National People's Congress (NPC) - on October 23 adopted the new law on the protection and exploitation of the land border areas which drew sharp reaction from India as it was passed amid the protracted military standoff between the two sides in eastern Ladakh region.

India and Bhutan are the two countries with which China

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First Published: Oct 29 2021 | 1:50 AM IST

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