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China names six areas in Arunachal Pradesh to assert sovereignty claims

Last week, China's civil affairs ministry released a list of six places in the region

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has issued standardised spellings of the names of six places in Arunachal Pradesh, a region disputed with India, in what China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday was an assertion of sovereignty.

was upset when exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, whom it considers a dangerous separatist, visited the contested stretch of land on the India-border this month.

is an eastern Himalayan state administered by New Delhi but claimed by as Southern Tibet.

Last week, China's civil affairs ministry released a list of six places in the region with what considers to be their formal names, in Chinese, Tibetan and English.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the move was appropriate and reflected the names used by Chinese ethnic groups, such as the Tibetans, over a long time.

"These names also reflect, and explain from one aspect, that China's territorial claims on Southern Tibet have an obvious historical, cultural and administrative jurisdiction basis," Lu told a daily news briefing.

Indian officials have dismissed China's criticism of the Dalai Lama's second visit to in eight years, saying he is a spiritual leader who has a devoted following in the region.

The Dalai Lama, who fled to from Tibet in 1959 following a failed uprising against Chinese rule, says he wants genuine autonomy for his remote homeland rather than independence.

Despite efforts by and to improve ties over recent years, deep suspicions persist, especially over their border dispute.

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China names six areas in Arunachal Pradesh to assert sovereignty claims

Last week, China's civil affairs ministry released a list of six places in the region

Last week, China's civil affairs ministry released a list of six places in the region
has issued standardised spellings of the names of six places in Arunachal Pradesh, a region disputed with India, in what China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday was an assertion of sovereignty.

was upset when exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, whom it considers a dangerous separatist, visited the contested stretch of land on the India-border this month.

is an eastern Himalayan state administered by New Delhi but claimed by as Southern Tibet.

Last week, China's civil affairs ministry released a list of six places in the region with what considers to be their formal names, in Chinese, Tibetan and English.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the move was appropriate and reflected the names used by Chinese ethnic groups, such as the Tibetans, over a long time.

"These names also reflect, and explain from one aspect, that China's territorial claims on Southern Tibet have an obvious historical, cultural and administrative jurisdiction basis," Lu told a daily news briefing.

Indian officials have dismissed China's criticism of the Dalai Lama's second visit to in eight years, saying he is a spiritual leader who has a devoted following in the region.

The Dalai Lama, who fled to from Tibet in 1959 following a failed uprising against Chinese rule, says he wants genuine autonomy for his remote homeland rather than independence.

Despite efforts by and to improve ties over recent years, deep suspicions persist, especially over their border dispute.
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China names six areas in Arunachal Pradesh to assert sovereignty claims

Last week, China's civil affairs ministry released a list of six places in the region

has issued standardised spellings of the names of six places in Arunachal Pradesh, a region disputed with India, in what China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday was an assertion of sovereignty.

was upset when exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, whom it considers a dangerous separatist, visited the contested stretch of land on the India-border this month.

is an eastern Himalayan state administered by New Delhi but claimed by as Southern Tibet.

Last week, China's civil affairs ministry released a list of six places in the region with what considers to be their formal names, in Chinese, Tibetan and English.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the move was appropriate and reflected the names used by Chinese ethnic groups, such as the Tibetans, over a long time.

"These names also reflect, and explain from one aspect, that China's territorial claims on Southern Tibet have an obvious historical, cultural and administrative jurisdiction basis," Lu told a daily news briefing.

Indian officials have dismissed China's criticism of the Dalai Lama's second visit to in eight years, saying he is a spiritual leader who has a devoted following in the region.

The Dalai Lama, who fled to from Tibet in 1959 following a failed uprising against Chinese rule, says he wants genuine autonomy for his remote homeland rather than independence.

Despite efforts by and to improve ties over recent years, deep suspicions persist, especially over their border dispute.

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