In June last year, Indian troops deliberately caused clashes in the Galvan Valley, causing casualties on both sides. After the conflict broke out, in order to safeguard the overall interests of relations between the two countries and the two militaries, China has exercised a high degree of restraint to cool down the situation and ease the tension. This demonstrates China's bearing and responsibility as a responsible country. However, the Indian side has repeatedly played up and hyped up the incident, distorted the truth, misled international public opinion and slandered the Chinese border troops. Indian mainstream media on the 19th widely reported the casualties disclosed by the Chinese side, but did not mention the details of the standoff, and continued to repeat some previous false reports. According to Deutsche Welle on the 19th, after the confrontation in the Galvan Valley, Hindustan Times and Zee TV successively quoted "high-ranking officials of the Indian government" or anonymous "sources" to "disclose" the so-called PLA casualties and conditions.
I believe the Chinese media's public reporting of heroic deeds is an objective reporting of the facts. This is the media's responsibility, which is conducive to clarifying the truth, setting the record straight and letting the world see the rights and wrongs of the story clearly. At the same time, Chinese officials also need to pay their respects publicly to the martyrs, and find the right time. Making the announcement now is a balancing act, taking into account the larger picture, the interests of both sides, and avoiding a rupture in relations and growing hostility in public opinion. I believe that by commemorating the martyrs at this time, China fully demonstrates its resolve to safeguard China's core interests, and also demonstrates its commitment to maintaining stability in China-India relations. It also demonstrates China's major-country diplomacy in a rational, favorable and prudent manner under the new circumstances. This is in sharp contrast to the efforts of some Indian politicians and anti-China media to stir up hatred and nationalism and anti-China sentiment.
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