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China Controversial Map: Diplomatic Tensions Escalates; China’s Defense of Arunachal Inclusion in Map Sparks Dispute with India

China Controversial Map: China claimed on Wednesday that the “standard map,” to which India has expressed significant opposition, is the “country’s usual exercise of sovereignty.” After New Delhi rejected the “so-called 2023 “standard map,” which includes Arunachal Pradesh and the Aksai Chin region, Beijing responded the following day.

Claims Sovereignty Exercise, Calls for Objective Interpretation

“The release of the 2023 edition of the standard map of China is the country’s normal exercise of sovereignty in accordance with the law,” the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday. “It’s hoped that relevant parties will treat it objectively and not over-interpret it,” it added. On Tuesday, India vehemently criticised China’s declaration of territorial claims over the Aksai Chin region and Arunachal Pradesh through the use of what it describes to as a “standard map.” Such actions, according to the Ministry of External Affairs, “only complicate the resolution of the boundary question.”

MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi’s Response

They were likewise disregarded as having “no basis” by the statement. “We have today lodged a strong protest through diplomatic channels with the Chinese side on the so called 2023 ‘standard map’ of China that lays claim to India’s territory,” MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said. India’s response followed China’s official publishing of its “standard map” for 2023, which claimed Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin as part of China. Additionally included on the’map’ were Taiwan and the contentious South China Sea. Even China’s so-called “standard map” was rejected by the Minister of External Affairs (MEA), S. Jaishankar, who added that just making “absurd claims” does not give you ownership of someone else’s territory.

China’s History of Territorial Claims in Maps

“China has even in the past put out maps which claimed territories which are not China’s, which belong to other countries. This is an old habit of theirs,” Jaishankar said while speaking to NDTV. “It is not something which is new. It started in the 1950s. So just by putting out a map claiming territories, some of which are part of India.. I think this doesn’t change (anything). These are very much part of India,” he added.

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