Correct Answer : Option (B) - China
China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs has standardized the names of 15 places in Arunachal Pradesh in accordance with the geographical names issued by the State Council.
* China has been claiming Arunachal Pradesh as part of its territory and calls it south Tibet.
* China claims several areas of Arunachal Pradesh as part of its territory and calls the area “Zangnan” in the Chinese language.
* Maps of China frequently show Arunachal Pradesh as part of China. There are frequent references to ‘South Tibet”.
* China has renamed eight residential areas, four mountains, two rivers, and a mountain pass all present in Arunachal Pradesh.
* Chinese government had previously assigned Chinese names for six places in the state on April 14, 2017.
* These names written in Roman alphabet were “Wo’gyainling”, “Mila Ri”, “Qoidengarbo Ri”, “Mainquka”, “Bumo La” and “Namkapub Ri”.
* These areas correspond to Tawang, Kra Daadi, West Siang, Siang, Anjaw, and Subansiri respectively in Arunachal Pradesh.
* China does not accept the legal status of the McMahon Line, which was agreed between Great Britain, China, and Tibet in 1914.
* Chinese representative did not consent to the Shimla Convention and the present government came to power only in 1949.