China destroys maps showing ‘wrong’ border

China has destroyed 30,000 world maps printed in the country for export for not mentioning Arunachal Pradesh and Taiwan as part of the Chinese territory, the official media reported on Tuesday.

China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of south Tibet, and routinely objects to Indian leaders visiting the State to highlight its stand. The two countries have so far held 21 rounds of talks to resolve the border dispute covering the 3,488-km-long Line of Actual Control.

The maps were meant for export to an “unspecified country”, state-run Global Times reported on Tuesday. Almost 30,000 “incorrect” world maps, showing Taiwan as a separate country and wrong depiction of the Sino-Indian border, were destroyed by the customs authorities in Qingdao in eastern Shandong province, it said.

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