Chinese soldiers and tanks carry out disengagement exercises along the border with India in Ladakh in February. Photo: Handout via AFP
Chinese soldiers and tanks carry out disengagement exercises along the border with India in Ladakh in February. Photo: Handout via AFP

What ‘new challenges’ does China’s new border defence law aim to tackle?

  • The country’s first-ever law dedicated to frontier security was made necessary by ‘new problems and challenges’, top legislature says
  • While terror spillover from Afghanistan or violence on the Myanmar border are concerns, the timing of the law suggests pressure on India is the aim

Topic |   China-India relations
Chinese soldiers and tanks carry out disengagement exercises along the border with India in Ladakh in February. Photo: Handout via AFP
Chinese soldiers and tanks carry out disengagement exercises along the border with India in Ladakh in February. Photo: Handout via AFP
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