Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Wed 26, Apr 2017 11:12 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
China among lowest in ‘World Press Freedom Index’
Pro-independence Hong Kong lawmakers charged with unlawful assembly
Dalai Lama leaves for Delhi to give talk on Compassion and Global Responsibility
Tibetan NGOs call for 11th Panchen Lama's release on his 28th birthday
Exile Tibetan commerce body aims to setup ties with businesses in Tibet
Indian opposition party slams CM Khandu over his border remarks
New book by Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorjee launched
Fresh spat between India and China after latter's renaming of places
103rd head of Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism passes away
An all-Tibetan IT start-up and their vision to digitize Tibetan Diaspora
 Latest Photo News
President of TWA Dolma Yangchen speaks at a candle light march organized by TWA, TYC and SFT for the latest Tibetan self immolator from Kardze, April 17,2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Tibetans participate in a candlelight vigil following news of the self immolation protest by a 24 yr old Tibetan named Pema Gyaltsen in Nyarong, Kham, on March 18, 2017. McLeod Ganj, March 19, 2017 Phayul Photo:Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama gazes at devotees as he visits the Mahabodhi temple near the Kalachakra venue, a day after the conclusion of 34th Kalachakra. Jan. 15, 2016 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
China names six places in disputed region of ‘Southern Tibet’
[Tuesday, April 18, 2017 17:30]
By Tenzin Monlam

Map the disputed region of Arunachal Pradesh, a contention between India and China. Photo-Reuters
Map the disputed region of Arunachal Pradesh, a contention between India and China. Photo-Reuters
DHARAMSHALA, April 18: In yet another twist in the Sino Indian territorial dispute, China has named six places in the region it claims as Southern Tibet.

The official names of the six places are Wo'gyainling, Mila Ri, Qoidêngarbo Ri, Mainquka, Bümo La and Namkapub Ri as per the announcement made by the Ministry of Civil Affairs on April 13.

“China did not previously have official names for some South Tibet areas, but now China has a better understanding and recognition of the geography in South Tibet, including the names of areas in the region," Xiong Kunxin, a professor of ethnic studies at Beijing's Minzu University of China, told state-run daily, the Global Times.

According to the professor, naming these places demonstrates China's territorial sovereignty, which till date remains a bone of contention between the two super powers of Asia despite having over 18 border talks.

China claims Tawang, known as the pearl of South Tibet, and is a holy land to Tibetans and that it belongs to the Cona County, Lhoka Tibet Autonomous Region.

Yesterday, Beijing once again asked India not to undermine Beijing’s interest by using the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama following his much-objected visit to Arunachal Pradesh.

“Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh had a negative impact on India-China ties. India should observe commitment on Tibet-related issues and should not use the Dalai Lama to undermine China’s interests,” said Lu Kang, Spokesperson of Foreign ministry on Monday.

During the Tibetan spiritual’s visit to Tawang, both the central and the state government had given their full support and had said that the Dalai Lama is a respected guest of India and is allowed to travel freely to every part of India.


Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Himalaya FC to clash against Dhondupling FC in the final of 23rd GCM
China names six places in disputed region of ‘Southern Tibet’
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2017 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement