Posted on December 7, 2017
In remarks carried widely by state media outlets, Mr Zhang said Chinese border forces had conducted “verifications” of the alleged drone. He added that China expresses “our strong dissatisfaction and opposition regarding this matter” and that it would “steadfastly protect the country’s rights and safety”. Relations between the two countries soured in June when India said it opposed a Chinese attempt to extend a road on the Doklam/Donglang plateau, at the border of China, India and Bhutan. China and Bhutan have competing claims on the plateau, and India supports Bhutan’s claim.