appointed Chinese consul general in Kolkata Mao Siwei has said Beijing
recognizes Sikkim as part of India. But the diplomat said he thinks the border
dispute between India and China won't be settled soon.
The diplomat said that the China had recognized Sikkim as a state of the Indian
Union during former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee's visit to Beijing. He
was speaking at a meeting of Calcutta Chamber of Commerce.
Gautam Gupta has more on the story.