Category: China/India


Frontiers Row

The Indian Embassy in Beijing has begun stamping Chinese visas with a map showing disputed border territory between the two countries as belonging to India. The move comes in apparent retaliation to China’s newly–revised passports, which shows Arunachal Pradesh State and the Himalayan region of Aksai Chin as Chinese territories. India’s External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has described the Chinese passport map as “unacceptable.” China is a longtime weapons supplier to Pakistan and, as such, is viewed in New Delhi with deep suspicion. While for Beijing, the presence on Indian soil of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and 120,000 other exiles from Tibet, is a source of resentment.

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