- The images appear to show China bringing in machinery and damming a river in the disputed border region
- One expert said China appeared to be building roads in the Himalayan valley where troops fought on Monday
- India says 20 soldiers were killed in as troops fought with clubs and fists at 14,000 feet in the Himalayas
India says 20 soldiers were killed in what it claimed was a pre-meditated attack near the Line of Actual Control, the disputed border between the world’s two most populous countries.
“The loss of lives on the Indian side includes an officer and two soldiers,” the Indian army’s statement said. “Senior military officials of the two sides are currently meeting at the venue to defuse the situation.”
At a press conference Tuesday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that Indian troops on Monday “seriously violated the consensus of the two sides, crossed the border illegally twice, and carried out provocative attacks on Chinese personnel, resulting in serious physical conflicts between the two border forces.”
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China’s Communist dictatorship mismanaged the outbreak of the coronavirus and tried to cover it up, lying to the United States and the rest of the world.
Indeed, the Chinese government is largely responsible for a local outbreak in the city of Wuhan becoming the global pandemic that has killed tens of thousands of Americans and puts tens of millions more out of work.
But we still don’t know the exact origins of the virus. Did it come from a Chinese wet market or a laboratory? We also need to figure out what responsibility China should bear for the devastation the pandemic has caused and how to hold Beijing accountable.