New Land border law passed in China
Amid the ongoing standoff and tensions with India, China has passed a new land border law that further solidifies the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The law is to take effect on January 1st and calls on the state and military to safeguard the territory and combat acts that undermine China’s territorial claims.
The law also specifies that the state shall take measures to support economic and social development, strengthen border defence, improve public services and infrastructure, encourage and support people’s work and life in border and surrounding areas. Along with promoting coordination between border defence and social and economic development in border areas.
Bhutan and India are the only two countries left with which China is yet to finalise the border agreements, while Beijing resolved border disputes with 12 other neighbours.