China continues with its claim on Arunachal, India must support Tibet and Taiwan
China has not given up on its claim on Indian State of Arunachal Pradesh. This became stark clear when the Chinese Ambassador voiced displeasure over remarks made by German envoy to India Philipp Ackermann on Arunachal Pradesh where he dismissed Beijing’s claims on the Indian state.
Chinese embassy spokesperson in New Delhi Wang Xiaojian once again said that the boundary question between China and India is a historical “burden” left by colonists. Wang said boundary questions should be handled by China and India bilaterally and there’s no space for any third party to intervene.
China forgets that boundary issue is that of Demarcation of boundary between India and Tibet in Ladakh Sector and there is no doubt of any kind in Arunachal. Similarly the boundary between Tibet and China needs to be fully demarcated.
“Felt regretted about the comments by a German diplomat in India on Aug 30. The boundary question btw China and India is a historical burden left by colonists. The irresponsible remarks went too far,” the Chinese spokesperson said on Twitter. This is purely rubbish , the German Ambassador is quite right in making his remarks.
On Tuesday, Ambassador Ackermann held his first press briefing in New Delhi. During the presser, he termed China’s claim on the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh as ‘outrageous ‘.
“We should not forget that China claims Arunachal Pradesh as an integral part of China, which is outrageous. So, I think that the infringement at the border is extremely difficult and should not be accepted,” the ambassador said in his first press briefing in New Delhi.
India’s engagement with China has been very firm since the April-May 2020 border clash. For a change China has been compelled to agree to manage the differences and not allow differences on any issue to become disputes.
Earlier, the Chinese side undertook several attempts to unilaterally alter the status quo along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Western Sector, which seriously disturbed the peace and tranquillity along the LAC.
These attempts were invariably met with an appropriate response from Indian Armed Forces. However, the continued unilateral attempts by China to change the status quo have impacted the bilateral relationship since then.
India too take appropriate stand on independence of Tibet and the freedom of navigation in Taiwan Strait.