By Asia Free Press
BEIJING (AFP) OCT.14 – China strongly opposed the Indian vice president visit to disputed Arunachal Pradesh and warned New Delhi to restrain from actions that could more complicate the boundary issue.
During a press briefing, the Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said China’s position on the China-India boundary issue is consistent and clear-cut.
“The Chinese government has never recognized the so-called “Arunachal Pradesh” established unilaterally and illegally by the Indian side and firmly opposes the Indian leader’s visit to this above-mentioned area,” he added.
Indian Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu recently visited the disputed “Arunachal Pradesh” region.
China urged the Indian side to earnestly respect China’s major concerns, stop taking any action that would complicate and expand the boundary issue, and refrain from undermining mutual trust and bilateral relations.
“It should instead take real actions to maintain peace and stability in the China-India border area, and help to bring China-India relations back onto the track of sound and steady development,” Lijian said .
India claims this area is its territory, but the Chinese government has never recognized “Arunachal Pradesh,” which is referred to as the southern part of Tibet or Zangnan in China.
So-called “Arunachal Pradesh” was founded illegally in the last century and occupies about 90,000 square kilometers of Chinese territory, according to Chinese media.