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In jab at India, China reiterates claim over Bhutan nature park

Beijing's expanding territorial assertions poised to raise tensions with New Delhi

The Sakteng wildlife sanctuary lies adjacent to the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, a sensitive region that China also claims. (Photo from the wildlife sanctuary's Facebook account)

BEIJING -- China has doubled down on its territorial claim on a nature preserve in Bhutan, a move seen by some as a thinly veiled message over its border disputes with India.

Bhutan's Sakteng wildlife sanctuary borders both India and China in the eastern part of the country. However, the boundary has "yet to be demarcated," Wang Wenbin, China's foreign ministry spokesperson, said Tuesday.

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