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Solution with India will take time: China

By The Assam Tribune

BEIJING, Nov 14 � Ahead of the crucial Sino-Indian Special Representative talks on boundary dispute, China today said a fair solution cannot be achieved �over night� and will �take time�, reports PTI.

Pending the resolution, both countries in the meantime should ensure peace at the borders, Chinese Foreign Ministry, Spokesman Liu Weimin told a media briefing here today while answering a question on Special Representatives talks.

�The boundary issue is left over by history and the two sides are striving for a fair and rational resolution through cooperation and relevant political guidelines have been adopted by both sides years ago�, Liu said.

He added, �We also believe that the resolution can not be achieved over night and it will take time.

�Pending the resolution of the boundary issue we should try to maintain tranquillity of the border areas and do not let it affect the larger picture of bilateral relations�, he said.

About the dates for the talks, he said both countries are in touch and �clear information� would be provided very soon.

Officials say that talk between National Security Advisor, Shivshankar Menon and his Chinese counterpart Dai Bingguo are likely to be held in New Delhi on November 28 and 29.

Liu said the two countries stepped up exchanges this year to improve relations as it was designated as year of exchanges.

�I would like to stress that this year also marks the year of exchanges between India and China and the two countries have taken a lot measures to enhance mutual understanding and mutual beneficial cooperation�, he said.

Bilateral exchanges in the cultural and people to people exchanges are quite important to lay solid foundation for further cooperation in the future, he said.

Both the countries so far held 14 rounds of talks.

During the last round held here Menon said the sides made steady progress on the issue.

India asserts that the dispute covered about 4000 km, while China claims that it confined to around 2000 km, confining to the area of Arunachal Pradesh, which it claims as Southern Tibet.

In addition to the Special Representatives mechanism, the two countries in the recent months worked out a new joint mechanism to deal with any problems on the ground at the local commanders� level by both the militaries in the border areas.

The new mechanism, proposed by Chinese Premier, Wen Jiabao during his visit to India last year was aimed at defusing any problems arising between the two armies in the unmarked areas of the borders.

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Solution with India will take time: China

BEIJING, Nov 14 � Ahead of the crucial Sino-Indian Special Representative talks on boundary dispute, China today said a fair solution cannot be achieved �over night� and will �take time�, reports PTI.

Pending the resolution, both countries in the meantime should ensure peace at the borders, Chinese Foreign Ministry, Spokesman Liu Weimin told a media briefing here today while answering a question on Special Representatives talks.

�The boundary issue is left over by history and the two sides are striving for a fair and rational resolution through cooperation and relevant political guidelines have been adopted by both sides years ago�, Liu said.

He added, �We also believe that the resolution can not be achieved over night and it will take time.

�Pending the resolution of the boundary issue we should try to maintain tranquillity of the border areas and do not let it affect the larger picture of bilateral relations�, he said.

About the dates for the talks, he said both countries are in touch and �clear information� would be provided very soon.

Officials say that talk between National Security Advisor, Shivshankar Menon and his Chinese counterpart Dai Bingguo are likely to be held in New Delhi on November 28 and 29.

Liu said the two countries stepped up exchanges this year to improve relations as it was designated as year of exchanges.

�I would like to stress that this year also marks the year of exchanges between India and China and the two countries have taken a lot measures to enhance mutual understanding and mutual beneficial cooperation�, he said.

Bilateral exchanges in the cultural and people to people exchanges are quite important to lay solid foundation for further cooperation in the future, he said.

Both the countries so far held 14 rounds of talks.

During the last round held here Menon said the sides made steady progress on the issue.

India asserts that the dispute covered about 4000 km, while China claims that it confined to around 2000 km, confining to the area of Arunachal Pradesh, which it claims as Southern Tibet.

In addition to the Special Representatives mechanism, the two countries in the recent months worked out a new joint mechanism to deal with any problems on the ground at the local commanders� level by both the militaries in the border areas.

The new mechanism, proposed by Chinese Premier, Wen Jiabao during his visit to India last year was aimed at defusing any problems arising between the two armies in the unmarked areas of the borders.