Beijing will handle Doklam-like issues more ‘squarely’ in future: Chinese expert
will handle more “squarely” issues like Doklam and not adopt the past approach of trying to shelve differences, a Chinese expert said on Wednesday. The expert with China’s leading think tank also said Beijing will not compromise on the issues safeguarding sovereignty, territorial integrity and core interests. “When safeguarding sovereignty, territorial integrity and core interests, we will always be assertive ... because there is no room for compromise on these issues,” said Yuan Peng, VP at the China Institutes for Contemporary International Relations. Asked if he meant that China will deal strongly on issues like Dokalm, Yuan said: “It will depend really on what kind of crisis it is. It will depend on the situation. In the past, we thought we would shelve differences. Now, we will face them squarely.