Beijing Slams US for Getting Involved in China-India Territorial Dispute

China has hit back at the US for siding with India in a territorial dispute over Arunachal Pradesh, a state in northeast India that’s claimed by Beijing.

Last week, the State Department released a statement saying the US “recognizes Arunachal Pradesh as Indian territory and strongly oppose any unilateral attempts to advance territorial claims by incursion or encroachments, military or civilian, across” the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the demarcation line separating Chinese-controlled and Indian-controlled territory.

In response, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lin Jian said, “China strongly deplores and firmly opposes this. The China-India boundary question is a matter between the two countries and has nothing to do with the US side.”