There were lots of media reports earlier along with articles written by security experts that China was not happy about the abrogation of article 370, in Jammu and Kashmir especially making Ladakh a Union Territory without a legislature to be directly controlled by New Delhi.
Most of such reports were not taken seriously even in the media circles as they described such reports and articles as far fetched and away from realities. Now all such stuff in the media is being linked to the fresh statement of China linking the present standoff in Ladakh with article 370.
The spokesman of the Chinese embassy in Pakistan created a flutter in diplomatic circles by appearing to suggest the standoff between Indian and Chinese border troops was linked to New Delhi’s decision to scrap Jammu and Kashmir’s special status last year.
Wang Xianfeng, whose Twitter bio describes him as press officer at the Chinese mission in Islamabad, included in his tweet a link to an article by a scholar from an influential think tank affiliated with China’s ministry of state security or main intelligence agency, which also suggested a connection between the border tensions and the change in Kashmir’s status.
On the floor of the house Union Home Minister Amit Shah made it clear while having a speech during the debate on the abrogation of article 370 that the next step of government of India would be to take back not only POK but also Aksai Chin which is directly under the control of China.