India China Relation: The sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country is ‘sacred and intact’. While stating this, the Parliament of China has adopted a new law related to the protection and use of border areas. The effect of this law may be on Beijing’s border dispute with India. Members of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) approved the legislation during the concluding meeting of Parliament on Saturday, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
This law will come into effect from January 1 next year. According to this, ‘‘sovereignty and territorial integrity of the People’s Republic of China is sacred and intact.’’’’s The law also states that to strengthen border security, economic and social development ) The country can take steps to help in, open the border areas, improve public service and infrastructure in such areas, promote it and help in the life and work of the people there. It can take measures to promote coordination in defense, social and economic development along the borders.
peace and peace in border areas seriously affected