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2003-10-09 India-Pakistan
India and China resolve Sikkim dispute.
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Posted by Superhose 2003-10-09 2:28:17 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [302 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 I guess it all depends on what "resolve" means:
Notwithstanding removal of Sikkim as a separate country from its official website, China on Thursday declined to publicly recognise the fact that the Himalayan state is part of India, saying historical facts must be respected but hoped that the issue could be resolved "gradually". "On the question of Sikkim, this is an issue left over from history. On this issue, we must respect historical facts and at the same time take into account the present circumstances," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue said.
"We hope the Sikkim question will be gradually solved," Zhang told reporters when asked to comment that China has recognised Sikkim as part of India by removing it from the Foreign Ministry's website.

"Gradually" to the Chinese means tens, if not hundreds of years. They tend to think long term.
Posted by Steve  2003-10-9 2:46:44 PM||   2003-10-9 2:46:44 PM|| Front Page Top

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