"We hope India can immediately withdraw the border troops to the Indian side of the boundary and uphold peace and tranquillity of the China-India border areas. The transgression by Indian troops therefore violates that convention and the basic norms that guide worldwide relations", an editorial in China Daily said.
Just ahead of a possible meeting between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of G-20 summit in Hamburg later this week, China's foreign ministry invoked Pancheel's "Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence" to buttress its case.
Mentioning the way to overpower India, the editorial suggested Beijing to adjust its stance on India-sensitive issues that could be a powerful card to deal with New Delhi. Citing history, the editorial also criticised India for imposing a coercive policy on Sikkim before. India boycotted China's recent Belt and Road Forum because, as it said, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a network of energy pipelines and industries that extends from the Port of Gwadar in Pakistan to Xinjiang Province in China, passes through territory that India claims.
Ambassador Luo said he was deeply anxious by the "grave" situation in Doklam.
Next year's meeting will be the first time as many as 10 heads of states will join India's Republic Day celebrations.
Bhutan, one of the world's smallest countries, has said the construction of a road on its territory is "a direct violation" of agreements with China. "The current level of cooperation and friendship between China and India are hard earned and deserve to be cherished by the two sides", said Ambassador Luo. "This time, we must teach New Delhi a bitter lesson." notes China Daily in its editorial. "That is the precondition for any meaningful dialogue between China and India", Li added.
Even as the tone of the Chinese embassy's video was relatively even, the state-run tabloid Global Times continued to publish provocative editorials.
The Foreign Ministry maintained that Doklam, which the Chinese refer to as Donglong, is not at the tri-junction of India, China and Bhutan as claimed by New Delhi.
New Delhi has said it is deeply concerned at the recent Chinese action and conveyed to them such construction would represent a significant change of status quo with serious security implications. Meanwhile, India has fumed about China using its position at the United Nations to effectively stymie India's efforts to gain permanent membership in the Security Council or label the Pakistani militant Masood Azhar a terrorist.
Previously, the official spokesperson of China made a baffling statement saying "If India doesn't step back, we might have to take extreme measures in order to conquer our land".