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Originally posted by rajkhalsa2004
Illegally obtained by the British?
According to China?
Dude... China's claim to Arunachal Pradesh is not grounded in either political, religious, ethnic, historic or cultural basis. Whereas this region has historically been part and parcel of Indian nations and culture since prehistory.
The very crux of the Chinese claim is based on their illegal claim to Tibet -- which is absolutely bunk in and of itself. Further, the Chinese claim is that as Tibet and British Indian bilateral demarcation of mutual borders is not recognized by an illegal third party (China), therefore the border is not demarcated at all, and therefore China can extend a claim for as far as she wants, with no justification whatsoever.
I doubt even you would seriously be able to rationalize such a warped and expantionistic logic.
After the independence of India in 1947, China made claims to practically the whole area covered by the districts of East and West Kameng, Lower and Upper Subansiri, East and West Siang, and Lohit, arguing that the McMahon Line had never been accepted by China and was the result of British "aggression." In letters to the Indian prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, the Chinese prime minister, Zhou Enlai, quoted a map in the 1929 edition of Encyclopædia Britannica showing the disputed territory as Chinese, with the boundary following the alignment of Chinese maps. Some Chinese maps before 1935 showed the North East Frontier Agency (Arunachal Pradesh) as part of India, and since then as part of Tibet. The Survey of India (1883) showed the disputed tribal areas as de facto administered by British India. British and Indian maps since 1914 have usually followed the McMahon Line, although the Tibetan government in Lhása still continued to rule and govern the Tawang district of present-day's Arunachal until the 1940s. (Cp. . If the Chinese claims were allowed, the Indian-Chinese border would follow roughly the margin of the Assam plain, a frontier almost impossible to defend. Following this dispute, Chinese troops crossed the McMahon Line on August 26, 1959, and captured an Indian outpost at Longju, a few miles south of the line. They abandoned this in 1961 but in October 1962 crossed the line, this time in force. After first striking toward the Tanglha ridge and Tawang near the Bhutan border, the Chinese later extended their attack along the whole frontier. Deep inroads were made at a number of points. Later the Chinese agreed to withdraw approximately to the McMahon Line and in 1963 returned Indian prisoners of war. (D.O.L.)
Originally posted by rogue1
chinawhite you have been served
Originally posted by Daedalus3
really a conundrum of al times..China claims to be isolationist but has expansionist policies ..
Originally posted by rajkhalsa2004
Moron, Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh was paritioned in two by the McMahon line. That quote of yours does nothing except support my argument.
Read a book on the subject, will you?
Are you stupid. why do you think that chinese is one type of people. china is a combined group of people.
Eh? What the hell does that have to do with anything here? How does that even remotely contradict anything I said? You were one claiming that Arunachalis are Chinese by ethnicity.
Hell, using your logic, I claim all Germans to be Indians. Why? Because I unilaterally expanded my definition in a stupid way, as Germans do not consider themselves Indian. And similarly expanding the definition of "Chinese" to "anyone who looks like Tibetan" is equally stupid.
I do doubt you to be that stupid. I think you are either racist or trying to deceive everyone here with inane racial-nationalistic theories.
[edit on 28-5-2005 by rajkhalsa2004]
British and Indian maps since 1914 have usually followed the McMahon Line, although the Tibetan government in Lhása still continued to rule and govern the Tawang district of present-day's Arunachal until the 1940s