BEIJING: Customs officials in China have seized a large consignment of world maps, meant for export, for showing Arunachal Pradesh as part of India, the country’s official media reported on Friday.
China claims the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh as part of South Tibet, a position firmly rejected by India. India says Arunachal is its integral part.
The maps, wrapped in about 300 export consignments marked as “bedclothes”, were seized by the customs at Shanghai Pudong airport, Chinese daily the paper.cn reported.
China passed a new regulation in 2019, making it mandatory for all maps being printed and sold in the country, including those meant for exports, to carry the official version of Chinese maps incorporating China’s claims including, Arunachal, Taiwan and the South China Sea.