As a move to reaffirm its territorial claims, China issued orders to standardised Chinese names for six towns in Arunachal Pradesh. The Ministry of Civil Affairs in Beijing issued the Names in Chinese characters, Tibetan and Roman alphabet the names of six places in Arunachal Pradesh, in accordance with their regulations of the State Council as reported the Party-run Global Times. The move was aimed at reaffirming sovereignty of China over South Tibet, now occupied by India and called Arunachal Pradesh.
Since the move came barely nine days after China summoned India’s envoy in Beijing Vijay Gokhale to protest the Dalai Lama’s visit, it was a retaliatory measure. However Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang told reporters: “About why we choose this time to announce standardisation of names, China is now doing the second census of names of localities and an important part of it is to standardise names in ethnic languages. In the next step we will also step up our study of those names in Tibeten ethnic languages and in the next step we will announce more standardisation of these names.”
At the same time, Lu said the naming had “supported” China’s territorial claims. “These names reflect from another side that China’s territorial claim over South Tibet is supported by clear evidence in terms of history, culture and administration,” he said. Lu defended the renaming as “legitimate”, saying that the names “have been passed on from generation to generation by people who have lived there for generations, the Tibetan ethnic and Monpa ethnic groups”. “To issue these names it is actually carried out in accordance with our regulations about the names of localities and it is a legitimate action by the Chinese government,” he said.The official names of the six places using the Roman alphabet are Wo’gyainling, Mila Ri, Qoidengarbo Ri, Mainquka, Bumo La and Namkapub Ri.
Lu also reiterated China’s opposition to the Dalai Lama’s visit. “Let me stress that about the Indian government’s indulgence of Dalai Lama activities in disputed eastern section of the India China boundary and also about his anti-China activities, this is something we are firmly against. These activities are also against the Indian government’s commitments to China.” “China’s position on the eastern section of our boundary is consistent and clear,” he added. Like all Chinese lies and propaganda are backed by ” HISTORY ”, laughable actions are on.
One such statement has been issued by a so called professor. Xiong Kunxin, a professor of ethnic studies at the Minzu University of China in Beijing stated that “The standardization 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. “These names have existed since ancient times, but had never been standardised before. Therefore, announcing the names is like a remediation,” added Guo Kefan, a research fellow at the Tibet Academy of Social Sciences.
Indians are fully aware that the move is aimed to fabricate China’s claim lines and will serve as a reference or leverage when China and India negotiate border issues in future. Though India remains unfazed with such laughable tactics of China. However now Every Indian University, Institution, Indian Media and most important the people of India must pledge that henceforth they must refer TIBET as a SEPARATE ENTITY whenever they speak or write about Tibet and not as a part of China . Government of India meanwhile can decide what action to take on the subject.
India can even think of issuing a a TEMPORARY RESIDENCY PASSPORT to all Tibetans residing in India as a first step to further actions. Let’s join the Game ….seems to be exciting.