China welcomes Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comments stating both sides had taken a decision to not allow the long running boundary dispute to escalate, saying it also held a "positive" view on the border and was willing to work with India to reach a solution. Prime Minister said in an interview that last year's visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping had given the relationship "a new level of energy". Regarding the boundary dispute, he said "the most important point right now is that peace and tranquility must not be disturbed".
"That would create conditions for us to arrive at a mutually-acceptable solution," Modi said. "The present priorities of both nations are the economic welfare of their people. We have taken a conscious decision not to allow confrontation to escalate into conflict. Leaderships in both countries are pragmatic and open-minded. Therefore, we do have realistic expectations," the Prime Minister said.
"China has always taken a positive attitude on the China - India boundary question, Last September when visiting India, President Xi Jinping said publicly that China is confident to resolve the boundary question together with the Indian side through friendly negotiations and maintaining peace and tranquility of the border area", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told