Beijing Amid the ongoing dispute over the eastern Ladakh border, China has once again made a controversial statement. China has said that it does not recognize Ladakh, as India has illegally made it a union territory.
This provocative statement from China has come at a time when India is constructing 44 new bridges in 7 states and union territories adjoining China. Buoyed by this move of India, China continues to make such statements.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijin reacted sharply, saying that we do not recognize the illegally established Ladakh Union Territory of India. He said that China opposes building infrastructure on behalf of India on the border. Lijin described the development of India’s infrastructure in the border region as the root cause of tensions between the two countries.