Posted by The AntiMedia on August 8, 2017 2:33 pm

(ANTIMEDIA)  — Following aggressive rhetoric from China’s state-run media over the weekend regarding the border standoff between China and India in Doklam, a top Chinese official said Monday that observers should take seriously only those reports that come from the government itself.

“This kind of reports [sic] represents the view of the media and think-tanks,” Defense Ministry spokesman Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang told an Indian media delegation in Beijing. “For official information please refer to the statements of foreign ministry and defence ministry spokespersons.”

Ren was referring to two articles published Saturday by China’s Global Times. Hu Zhiyong, a research fellow at the Institute of International Relations at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, suggested to the Times in one of the articles that right now, China could be preparing to take out Indian soldiers in the disputed territory:

“The series of remarks from the Chinese side within a 24-hour period sends a signal to India that there is no way China will tolerate

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