Renaming move is ‘legitimate’: China

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Renaming move is ‘legitimate’: China

Beijing, 4/20
Beijing has asserted that the move to
“standardise” official names for six places
in Arunachal Pradesh was legitimate as these
names reflect China`s “territorial claim”.
The official names of the six places using
the Roman alphabet are Wo`gyainling, Mila
Ri, Qoidengarbo Ri, Mainquka, Bumo La and
Namkapub Ri, state-run Global Times
reported”China holds a consistent and clear
position on the eastern section of the
China-India boundary.
The competent authorities in charge of
managing China`s geographical names were
exercising their lawful rights in publicly
releasing these names in accordance with
Regulations on the Management of
Geographical Names and relevant regulations
of the State Council,” Foreign Ministry
Spokesperson Lu Kang said in a statement.
Asserting that the move is legitimate and
appropriate, Kang further stated that these
names are passed down by ethnic minority
groups who have long been living and working
in the region, and they have been calling
these places as such for generations.
“These names reflect from another angle that
China`s territorial claim over South Tibet
is supported by clear evidence in terms of
history, culture and administration,” the
statement added.
When asked why it took China so long to
standardise the names and if the major
development was in retaliation to the Dalai
Lama`s recent visit to Arunachal Pradesh,
Kang said, China chose this time to announce
the standardisation as it was now doing a
second census of names of localities and an
important part of it was to standardise
names in ethnic languages.
“In the next step, we will also step up our
study of those names in Tibetan ethnic
languages and in the next step we will
announce more standardisation of these
names,” he added.
The Dalai Lama`s recent visit to Arunachal
had already strained ties between India and
Beijing and this step by China is bound to
further sever ties between the two nations.

Beijing, 4/20

Beijing has asserted that the move to

“standardise” official names for six places

in Arunachal Pradesh was legitimate as these

names reflect China`s “territorial claim”.

The official names of the six places using

the Roman alphabet are Wo`gyainling, Mila

Ri, Qoidengarbo Ri, Mainquka, Bumo La and

Namkapub Ri, state-run Global Times

reported”China holds a consistent and clear

position on the eastern section of the

China-India boundary.

The competent authorities in charge of

managing China`s geographical names were

exercising their lawful rights in publicly

releasing these names in accordance with

Regulations on the Management of

Geographical Names and relevant regulations

of the State Council,” Foreign Ministry

Spokesperson Lu Kang said in a statement.

Asserting that the move is legitimate and

appropriate, Kang further stated that these

names are passed down by ethnic minority

groups who have long been living and working

in the region, and they have been calling

these places as such for generations.

“These names reflect from another angle that

China`s territorial claim over South Tibet

is supported by clear evidence in terms of

history, culture and administration,” the

statement added.

When asked why it took China so long to

standardise the names and if the major

development was in retaliation to the Dalai

Lama`s recent visit to Arunachal Pradesh,

Kang said, China chose this time to announce

the standardisation as it was now doing a

second census of names of localities and an

important part of it was to standardise

names in ethnic languages.

“In the next step, we will also step up our

study of those names in Tibetan ethnic

languages and in the next step we will

announce more standardisation of these

names,” he added.

The Dalai Lama`s recent visit to Arunachal

had already strained ties between India and

Beijing and this step by China is bound to

further sever ties between the two nations.

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