China Trolls India By Writing 'China' In Giant Letter On Disputed Border Land

Aadhya Khatri - Jul 04, 2020


China Trolls India By Writing 'China' In Giant Letter On Disputed Border Land

China has stepped up the game with India regarding the disputed border land by writing a huge Mandarin word means “China” on the shore of Pangong Lake

Beijing has stepped up the game with India regarding the disputed border land by writing a huge Mandarin word means “China” on the shore of Pangong Lake, quite near the battleground of the deadly clash between the two countries.

Next to the letter is a map of China.

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Beijing has stepped up the game with India regarding the disputed border land by writing a huge Mandarin word means “China” near the shore of Pangong Lake

The area around Pangong Lake is divided into ridge of land running down from the nearby mountain to the shore of the lake, called fingers.

According to India, the country owns the whole shoreline, from the lake’s northwestern tip, or finer one, to its southeastern end, or finger eight.

China apparently doesn’t agree with this claim and announced its ownership of the land from finger eight to finger four, around half of the shoreline.

The battleground where China and India had the latest clash is thought to be finger four’s tip. India accused the other party of preventing its troops to go past the piece of land called finger four.

India claim Pangong shoreline
According to India, the country owns the whole shoreline, from the lake’s northwestern tip, or finer one, to its southeastern end, or finger eight

Satellite images also show China’s construction between finger eight and finger four. Over 186 huts are visible in pictures, spanning along Pangong;s shoreline and 8 km inland. Some other constructions are also taking shape on finger four’s tip. At finger five’s tip, China has also built a pier with two water craft.

India and China have been in several confrontations in the last few weeks with one country blaming the other for trespassing.

The tensions peaked with a deadly clash on June 15, leaving around 20 Indian troops and an unknown number of Chinese soldiers dead.

The two sides didn’t use firearm to adhere to the 1996 agreement, which bans the use of any explosives at the region around the dispute border.

On May 5 and May 6, fight broke out between two sides on the shore of Pangong Lake. While there has been no death reported, some Indian soldiers suffer serious injuries that they had to be evacuated by helicopters.

China India border dispute Pangong lake pier
At finger five’s tip, China has also built a pier with two water craft

Ever since the fight at Galwan Valley took place, China and India has been in high-level talks to disengage in the region.

With China sent more troops to the disputed region in early May, India answers by its own military build-up to counter the East Asian country’s move. China has commented nothing on the border dispute.

The Himalayan land has been the subject if dispute between India and China for centuries and the two have been fighting since the 1960s over the disputed border.

In the 18th century, British, Russian, and Chinese empires also in fight over the land. And when India regained its dependence, the confusion was magnified.

What makes the dispute border valuable to the East Asian country is that it gives the East Asian country a trading route to Pakistan. And as Beijing fears India will cut off the route, it started showing hostility.

The current border is called the McMahon line and it was set up by Britain. However, only India recognize it.

>>> New Satellite Images Show China Building Camps Near Last Week's Border Clash

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