Journal : Global Times (Chinese) Date : Author : NA Page No. : 3



China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs website on the 14th news that the southern part of China’s geographical names were standardized, and officially announced the first batch of six places to increase the use of geographical names in southern Tibet. This caused a high degree of concern. India’s Economic Times said on the 19th, before the Chinese announcement of the name, the Dalai Lama has just visited the area. In response to the Dalai Lama’s visit, China warned India that it would take the necessary measures to safeguard territorial sovereignty and interests. “Hindustan Times” said that China unilaterally named “Arunachal Pradesh” (that is, China’s southern Tibet) is clearly a retaliation against the Dalai Lama.

Addressing this speculation, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kuang said on the 19th, the Chinese government firmly opposed to the Indian government to indulge the Dalai Lama’s anti-China separatist activities. The publication of the names are long-term production and living in the region of China Menba, Tibet and other ethnic minority compatriots kept word of mouth. These names from the side to reflect and explain China’s territorial claims in southern Tibet has a clear historical humanities and a clear basis for administrative jurisdiction. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences researcher Zaoluo told “Global Times” on the 19th that the name of the six sites named were at some distance from the traditional customary boundary so as to leave room for India. If the Indian side’s reaction is too strong, the Chinese side is expected to announce names of the second batch, the third batch

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