A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman on Friday rejected a report from Hong Kong about China-India border talks, saying the report is groundless.
Hong Kong based Ming Pao newspaper reported Wednesday that China's bottom line in its border talks with India is that China would possess only 28 percent of the disputed territory with India.
China is willing to make joint efforts with India in the spirit of mutual understanding and accommodation to seek a fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable solution to the issue, said Jiang Yu, spokeswoman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
China and India are holding the 13th meeting between their special representatives to discuss the border issue from August 7 to 8 in India.
The meeting is co-chaired by Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo and Indian National Security Advisor M. K. Narayanan.
China and India have disputed territory along the Himalayan region in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region as a result of the "McMahon Line" drawn by the British colonial rulers in India in the early 20th century.
However, the Chinese government has never recognized the illegal "McMahon Line".
(Xinhua News Agency August 7, 2009)