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Chinese Media’s Low-Key Reaction to Border Clash With India

HEADLINE TRANSLATION: Don't Let Border Issues Affect China-India Relations

While India’s notoriously outspoken media is filled with anger over the December 9th skirmish between Indian and Chinese troops along the disputed border in the Himalayas, it’s a very different situation in China, where the country’s tightly controlled mainstream media outlets have been largely silent on the issue.

There have been no accusations, no comments, and even the few reports that did talk about it only mentioned the responses from the Indian media and the Chinese Foreign Ministry, according to the CGSP’s China Editor Han Zhen. “Interestingly, the voices from the mainstream media seem to be placing more emphasis on stability and conflict resolution, which is not quite the “condemnation” and “confrontation” tone we’ve always had,” they added.

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