China’s mapping service shows Arunachal, Aksai Chin as its own

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Beijing: China on January 18 officially launched its state-run mapping Web site that rivals Google Earth, showing Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin in Jammu and Kash-mir — two key areas of dispute with India — as part of its territory.

The map called “Map World” displayed on the Internet in Chinese language is already being used in I phone and other mobile and Internet user applications in China.

It shows Arunachal Pradesh that China has always claimed as “southern Tibet” as part of its territory. The map makes no specific mention of southern Tibet but its shows China’s borders covered up to Arunachal Pradesh.

Also, the Aksai Chin area, which India asserts as part of Ladakh in Jammu and Kash-mir has been included by the map as part of China’s Xinjiang province.

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