Chinese customs recently seized a large consignment of locally manufactured world maps, which showed Aksai Chin and Arunachal Pradesh as part of India.
China claims the north-eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh as part of South Tibet and occupies the India-claimed Aksai Chin region, mostly as part of the southwest Hotan county of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
A report on the Paper.com said, At least 300 packages to be exported as “bed covers” were pulled out of the express channel for closer inspection during the check-up,.
As Indian maps show, It was found that the maps on the “bed covers” showed Arunachal and Aksai Chin as Indian territories.
Around 30,000 in march 2019 world maps showing Arunachal Pradesh part of India and Taiwan as a separate country were destroyed by customs authorities in the city of Qingdao in the eastern of Shandong.
The province’s Natural Resources ministry said; the maps were taken to a secret location and shredded “A total of 803 boxes with 28,908 wrong maps were seized and destroyed, the largest amount to be disposed of in recent years,”
Reuters said in a report,“Maps’ references to self-ruled Taiwan and the disputed South China Sea have controversy in recent years, with Johns Hopkins University last year reversing a decision to show Taiwan as part of China on a map indicating the spread of the coronavirus,”
China is particularly to the depiction of Arunachal Pradesh as a part of Indian territory and even opposes the visit of Indian leaders to the state.
In 2018, India’s national carrier Air India changed the name of Taiwan to Chinese .Air India was among 40 international airlines to do so China’s sensitivity over territorial claims doesn’t stop at maps.
The US clothing company GAP had for selling T-shirts with a map of China which didn’t show Taiwan or the South China Sea.
The international hotel chain Marriott had its Chinese website blocked for listing the Tibet Autonomous Region, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau as separate countries in a questionnaire for customers in 2018.
The cloth material is likely to be destroyed and the manufacturing company is expected to be heavily fined and censured.
Commenting on the report, Chinese demanded that the company should be shut down immediately and called on the authorities to punish the owner.