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China renames 15 places of Arunachal in its map
Two days ahead of China implementing new border law, the Chinese government renames 15 places of Arunachal Pradesh in its map.
New Delhi: Two days ahead of China implementing new border law, the Chinese government renames 15 places of Arunachal Pradesh in its map.
China's Ministry of Civil Affairs issued a statement stating that they have 'standardised' names for 15 places in Arunachal Pradesh, to be used on Chinese maps.
This is the second time China has renamed the names of the places of Arunachal Pradesh. Way back in 2017, China had changed names of six places. Renaming of names comes just two days ahead of implementing new border law. On October 23, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislative body, passed a new law citing "protection and exploitation of the country's land border areas". The committee had stated that the new law will come into effect from January 1. The law is not meant specifically for the border with India. China shares its 22,457 km land boundary with 14 countries including India, the third longest after the borders with Mongolia and Russia.
The new border law has 62 articles and seven chapters. As per the law, People's Republic of China shall set up boundary markers on all its land borders to clearly mark the border.
The type of marker is to be decided in agreement with the relevant neighbouring state.