Revealing truth on border clashes with India to help understand events: foreign ministry
Updated 12:04, 20-Feb-2021

China's disclosure of the truth about the border confrontation in June 2020 helps people understand the facts and show respects for the martyrs, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Friday.

Hua said China is committed to resolve disputes properly and through dialogue, and added that China hopes to make joint efforts to maintain peace and stability in the border areas.

China's military authorities honored two officers and three soldiers, for defending the country's western border. Four of them received the awards posthumously.

The People's Liberation Army Daily on Friday reported that the Central Military Commission issued commendations to the servicemen for their role in bravely fighting back hostilities provoked by foreign forces at the Galwan Valley. 

The title of "border-defending hero" was conferred to Battalion Commander Chen Hongjun posthumously, while Chen Xiangrong, Xiao Siyuan and Wang Zhuoran received first-class merit. They all died in a clash with trespassing foreign military personnel wielding steel tubes, cudgels and stones last June.

Qi Fabao, who was seriously injured in the skirmish, received the title of "hero regiment commander for defending the border." 

Read more: China honors soldiers martyred in June's border conflict

(With input from Xinhua)

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