China To Destroy 3 Lakh Maps Showing Arunachal Pradesh As Part Of India

Beijing: Customs officials in China have ordered the destruction of over 3 lakh maps for not mentioning Arunachal Pradesh and Taiwan as part of its territory.

They officials will reportedly file a lawsuit against four persons for trying to export them to the Netherlands, according to a media report.

Last month, China had destroyed 30,000 world maps printed in the country for ‘incorrectly’ showing Arunachal Pradesh as a part of India and depicting Taiwan as a separate country.

The maps were printed by a company in Dongguan in China’s Guangdong province.

In total the company had printed 306,057 problematic maps, which will all be destroyed.

China claims the north-eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh as part of South Tibet. It also objects to Indian leaders visiting Arunachal Pradesh and has shown hostility at the frontier on more than one occasion.

On the other hand, India says that Arunachal Pradesh is its integral and inalienable part and Indian leaders visit Arunachal Pradesh, as they visit other parts of the country.

Both the nations have so far held 21 rounds of talks to resolve the border dispute covering 3,488-km-long Line of Actual Control.

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