China removes map showing Arunachal and all of J&K as part of India

China removes map showing Arunachal and all of J&K as part of India

Chinese President Xi Jinping Chinese President Xi Jinping

Beijing, April 27, 2019:

With the three-day Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Summit underway in Beijing, China has removed a map from the BRI website that depicted entire Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh as territory of India.

After reports emerged of the map "misrepresenting" China's stated position on Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir (PoK) and Arunachal Pradesh, the map now does not show up on the website.

It may be mentioned India has boycotted the BRI since it has projects such as CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) which fall in PoK and violate India's territorial integrity.

India had boycotted the first summit held in 2017 and despite Beijing's efforts to get India to join, India has again decided not to participate in the forum.

The BRI website describes the project as: "The Belt and Road Summit is a premier international platform for promoting business collaboration along the Belt and Road. The Summit gathers senior government officials and business leaders from countries and regions along and beyond the Belt and Road to exchange insights on multilateral co-operation and explore concrete business opportunities.

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Published On: Apr 27, 2019