China, India discuss border in Beijing
China and India will finish their sixth round of talks today in Beijing seeking a solution to their long-term boundary dispute.
One expert on South Asian affairs said that although he is optimistic, he does not expect any remarkable breakthrough just yet.
"The talks will take the resolution process forward and lay a foundation for the future," analyst Liu Jian said.
Deputy Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo and Indian National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan are taking part in the two-day special representative-level discussions.
Neither the Foreign Ministry nor the Indian Embassy in Beijing provided details of developments yesterday.
However, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told reporters on Thursday that envoys would discuss the framework for resolving the border issue in line with the Political Guidelines for the Settlement of Border Issues.
Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to New Delhi in April, which coincided with the
fifth round of talks, set the guiding principles. According to observers, the
countries are entering the practical leg of their discussions.