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सेमिनार: अंग्रेज़ी सीखने का अवसर (23 सितंबर: दोपहर 3 बजे)
China Slams Japan for Calling Arunachal Part of India
Jan 22, 2015

China has slammed Japan for describing Arunachal Pradesh as a part of India, saying the remarks have seriously concerned it. China has even lodged protest with Japan for remarks made by its Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in New Delhi recently.

China said it was seriously concerned about this and have lodged solemn representation (diplomatic protest) with the Japanese side, asking Japan to make a clarification and immediately remove negative implications arising from this.

It is to be noted here that replying to a question during an interaction in New Delhi on January 17 about Japan’s indication that it may not be involved in infrastructure projects in Arunachal Pradesh and whether this was due to China’s position, Japanese Foreign Minister had said though his government wants to improve connectivity in Northeast India, there was no plan to provide any aid to the state. You specifically pointed out the state Arunachal Pradesh in north-eastern India which is a territory of India which is pending in terms of its dispute with China and for the moment to my understanding there are currently no plans of Japan to provide aid to this state.

Chinese Viewpoint

  • These remarks are contrary to previous stand taken by Japan on this issue in the past.

  • China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of Southern Tibet.

  • China’s position on the eastern part of China-India boundary is clear and consistent.

  • The issue is being addressed through talks between Special Representatives from both sides.

  • China and India are seeking the solution to resolve the boundary question that is fair, reasonable and acceptable to both sides.

  • China hopes the Japanese side can understand the sensitiveness of China-India border question and respect China and India’s efforts to resolve dispute through negotiations and be prudent in its words and actions

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