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China criticises Narendra Modi visit to disputed Arunachal Pradesh

2015-02-23 08:58:12       source:Financial Times

February 22, 2015


"The Chinese government summoned India’s ambassador at the weekend over Narendra Modi’s recent visit to a disputed Himalayan border region, in the latest flare-up between China and its South Asian neighbours.


Liu Zhenmin, Chinese vice-foreign minister, said the Indian prime minister’s trip to Arunachal Pradesh, which Beijing considers part of Tibet, “infringes on China’s territorial sovereignty and magnifies the border dispute”.

China is embroiled in a number of territorial and commercial disputes across South Asia as it prepares for a flurry of diplomatic exchanges with the region, beginning later this week with a visit to Beijing by Sri Lanka’s foreign minister. Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka’s new president, and Mr Modi are expected to follow in the spring."


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