Beijing names six places in Arunachal Pradesh in Chinese characters
Within days of the Dalai Lama’s visit, China has reinforced its claims to Arunachal Pradesh by naming six places in the state in standardised Chinese characters, Tibetan and Roman alphabet letters.
On April 14,2017 China's Ministry of Civil Affairs announced on its website that the State Council — China’s cabinet had issued the new regulations.
The state-run Global Times reported that the name the six places in South Tibet — the name ascribed by Beijing to Arunachal Pradesh- are: Wo'gyainling, Mila Ri, Qoidêngarbo Ri, Mainquka, Bümo La and Namkapub Ri.
In response to a question, foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang asserted on Wednesday April 19,2017 that the standardization of names was a "legitimate action by the Chinese government,” in tune “with our regulations”. He stressed that China’s position on the eastern section of our boundary is “consistent and clear”.