China Tightens Land Border Protection With New Law Amid Row With India

China Tightens Land Border Protection With New Law Amid Row With India

Newsdesk |
October 24, 2021

China passed a law on Saturday to strengthen border protection amid a protracted standoff with India, worries about spillover effects from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and the spread of COVID-19 from Southeast Asia.

New Delhi, 24 October 2021

As per news report of NDTV, The Land Borders Law will not necessarily change how border security is handled when the measure takes effect on Jan. 1, but it reflects China's growing confidence in its capability to manage its frontiers. China has been closely watching neighbouring Afghanistan, where the Taliban returned to power in August, to guard against a possible inflow of refugees or Islamic extremists crossing over to link up with the Muslim Uyghurs in China's Xinjiang region. At its Himalayan frontier, Chinese soldiers have been in a standoff with Indian troops since April 2020. China has also taken great pains to keep the COVID-19 virus outside of its borders, after illegal crossings from Myanmar and Vietnam contributed this year to a surge in cases in its southern provinces of Yunnan and Guangxi respectively.

Source - NDTV


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