The visit took place after Beijing kept up the official rhetoric on Doklam with the release of a position paper in early August.
China’s ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui, said that the withdrawal of Indian troops from the area is a ‘precondition’ for any resolution.
Less than a day after making an offer to rename the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to allay Indian concerns about Beijing’s wider One Belt, One Road initiative, the Chinese side appears to have quietly dropped the idea.
With the Belt and Road summit set for May 14-15, Chinese officials have increased their lobbying, through public diplomacy and behind closed doors, to get New Delhi to attend.
Chinese ambassador Luo Zhaohui urged the Assam government to consider setting up trade ties with the Yunnan province, even as he denied China is “harbouring” ULFA-I chief Paresh Barua.