CHINAS BORDER LAW
What is in news : Amid the military standoff with India in eastern Ladakh, China’s national legislature on October 23, 2021, adopted a new Land Border Law for the protection and exploitation of the land border areas
- China shall follow the principle of equality, mutual trust, and friendly consultation.
- It will conduct negotiations with neighbouring countries to manage land border-related affairs and resolve longstanding border issues and disputes.
- Support of the state for the construction of border towns, strengthening supporting capacity for the construction, and improving the functioning of border towns to be built as Modelled villages
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In the past years, China has been constructing a number of towns with proper infrastructure close to the border in Tibet that have a significant part in border defence. By the end of 2020, there have been more than 600-well-developed high-standard border villages with accessible roads. Around 130 border roads have been built or reconstructed.
China has also been working on strengthening border infrastructure that includes road, rail, and air networks. In June 2021, China launched its first fully electrified bullet train in Tibet connecting Lhasa and Nyingchi which is strategically located on the Tibetan border close to Arunachal Pradesh.