China will defend territory even at the cost of war with India, says Chinese daily : World, News – India Today

China would “resolutely safeguard” its border in conflicts with India “even at the cost of war”, a hawkish Chinese newspaper said on Monday quoting Chinese strategic experts.

“China will resolutely safeguard its border sovereignty in conflicts with Indian troops even at the cost of war,” the Global Times said, which is Party-run and published by the People’s Daily, and known to reflect hardline views.

On Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s remarks to India Today that India is different from 1962, the paper quoted a Chinese expert Wang Dehua, professor at the Shanghai Municipal Center for International Studies, as saying: “China is also different from what it was in 1962.”

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