A Foreign Ministry spokesman on Saturday asked India to work with China to maintain peace and stability in border areas.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei speaks at a press conference on February 24, 2012. [fmprc.gov.cn]
Spokesman Hong Lei made the remark when asked to make comment on a news report of Indian officials participating in activities organized by the so-called "Arunachal Pradesh" region.
The report said the officials pledged to guarantee the "safety" of the strategically important region.
Hong said China's stance on Sino-Indian border issues, including disputes regarding the eastern section, has been consistent and clear-cut.
China advocates seeking a fair and rational solution through equal and friendly negotiations, the spokesman said.
He also called on India to refrain from taking any action that could complicate the issue.