1,000 Chinese soldiers reportedly still in Doklam a month after border stand-off ended, South China Morning Post, 6 October 2017

In an article examining the China-India border dispute, South China Morning Post noted that patrols and road-building teams continued to operate in disputed region in the Himalayas, but analysts said that it was just business as usual. The Post interviewed Yale-NUS Assistant Professor of Social Sciences Rohan Mukherjee, among other analysts, and noted Dr Mukerjee as saying that despite the disengagement of troops in Doklam, Beijing’s territorial claims and ambitions in the regions were unaltered. Dr Mukherjee added that the agreement between India and China was for a disengagement from the site of the stand-off, and the fact that Chinese soldiers remained on the plateau was not surprising.


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