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China cancels commemorative stamps with India

FILE PHOTO: A highway being built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) passes by the confluence of the Indus and Zanskhar rivers in the Ladakh region, India, September 17, 2020. Picture taken September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo reuters_tickers
This content was published on December 8, 2020 - 12:05

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has cancelled plans to jointly launch commemorative stamps with India, an apparent reflection of strained relations over a military standoff at the Asian neighbours' border.

China's State Post Bureau had planned with India to jointly launch a stamp in April commemorating 2020 as the 70th year of bilateral relations and a special stamp showing the Mogao Caves, a renowned site in China's Gansu province where the Buddhist grottoes reflect the two countries' cultural links.

The Post Bureau announced on its website on Wednesday that these plans had been cancelled. It did not elaborate.

Diplomatic relations between China and India have been tense since June, when at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in the western Himalayas after being attacked by Chinese troops using rocks and clubs.

(Reporting by Yew Lun Tian, Editing by William Maclean)

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