China tries to pacify kin of unsung PLA soldiers | India News

NEW DELHI/ BEIJING: China on Wednesday attempted to pacify the aggrieved families of the Chinese soldiers killed in clashes with Indian troops along the LAC, without any official recognition from Beijing.
Hu Xijin, editor of Global Times, the Chinese Communist Party regime’s mouthpiece, wrote that “the dead have been treated with the highest respect in the military, and that information will eventually be reported to society at the right time, so that heroes can be honored and remembered as they deserve”.
The editorial came two days after a video emerged from China showing that the families of People’s Liberation Army personnel were outraged by the fact that unlike Indian soldiers, their martyrs had received no honour and no acknowledgment. Though Global Times admitted that “less than 20” PLA soldiers were killed, the government has remained tight-lipped on the issue.
“Thus far, the Chinese military has not released any information about the deceased… I understand that this is an expedient move with the aim of not irritating public opinion in the two countries,” Hu wrote.
Lamenting that the Indian media claimed that at least 40 Chinese soldiers were killed, and India has handed over the bodies of 16 Chinese soldiers, he said these were “unchallenged rumors”.

[Source :Times of India]


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