An Indian army convoy makes way towards Leh, bordering China, on June 17, 2020. Fighting broke out between Indian and Chinese soldiers in a skirmish on Monday. Photo: AFP
An Indian army convoy makes way towards Leh, bordering China, on June 17, 2020. Fighting broke out between Indian and Chinese soldiers in a skirmish on Monday. Photo: AFP

China keen to play down India clash before key meeting with US, insiders say

  • Beijing ‘wants to de-escalate the situation ahead of the Yang-Pompeo’ talks, according to source close to People’s Liberation Army
  • China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi is set to meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Hawaii on Wednesday

An Indian army convoy makes way towards Leh, bordering China, on June 17, 2020. Fighting broke out between Indian and Chinese soldiers in a skirmish on Monday. Photo: AFP
An Indian army convoy makes way towards Leh, bordering China, on June 17, 2020. Fighting broke out between Indian and Chinese soldiers in a skirmish on Monday. Photo: AFP
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