China names six places of Arunachal Pradesh in Chinese
New Delhi : The dragon is creating all types of problems for India. Within days of the Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh, China reinforced its claims to the State by naming six places in standardised Chinese characters, Tibetan and Roman alphabet letters.
On April 14, China's Ministry of Civil Affairs announced on its website that the State Council — China’s Cabinet, had issued the new regulations.
The state-run Global Times reported that the name the six places in South Tibet — the name ascribed by Beijing to Arunachal Pradesh — are: Wo'gyainling, Mila Ri, Qoidêngarbo Ri, Mainquka, Bümo La and Namkapub Ri.
“The standardisation came amid China's growing understanding and recognition of the geography in South Tibet. Naming the places is a step to reaffirm China's territorial sovereignty to South Tibet,” said Xiong Kunxin, a professor of ethnic studies at Beijing's Minzu University of China, as quoted by the Global Times.
The latest move by China follows a string of warnings issued by the Foreign Ministry and state-media regarding the Dalai Lama’s visit. On April 5, the Ministry slammed India by saying that the Dalai Lama’s visit had “severely damaged” the ties.