The Arunachal Age

—— News & Views of the People ——

Chinese legislator moots border trade through Arunachal


China should promote trade with India through border areas, including Arunachal Pradesh, by involving local inhabitants that would reduce military confrontations between the two countries and improve bilateral relations, a Chinese legislator suggested.

An Ran, a professor at South China University of Technology in Guangzhou of Guangdong Province, who is also a deputy of the country's parliament, National People's Congress, said China should allow residents in the border areas with India to trade to improve China-India relations, reduce military confrontations which would benefit the local inhabitants.

The proposal was based on field work conducted by a group of researchers from Yunnan University in Southwest China, state-run Global Times reported.

Yunnan Province borders the Tibet region, India, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar.

Professor Guo Jianbin, the group's team leader, said his team visited Tibetan counties like Lhozhag, Lhunze in Shannan Prefecture and Medog and Zayu in the city of Nyingchi, closer to Arunachal Pradesh last year and found that residents in the border areas are not allowed to cross the McMahon Line freely.

However, in some areas, some residents, mainly those from the Lhoba ethnic minority group, have crossed the "McMahon Line, drawn by British in 1914 and visited the other side.

China do not recognise McMahon line, which India recognises as its boundary. It claims the north-eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh as part of Southern Tibet.

The India-China border dispute stretches across 3,488 kms. Both sides have held several rounds of talks through their Special Representatives to resolve the issue.

"We found that the villages in the border areas have wide roads and a clean environment. If China allows residents living on the other side to trade, all these achievements and developments will help better unite the residents in border areas," Guo said.

Hu Zhiyong, a research fellow at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences' Institute of International Relations, told the Global Times on Wednesday that the move could help deepen understanding between China and India.


Sitting MLA, son, and 9 others killed in ambush; Attempt to disrupt peace and normalcy: HM

ITANAGAR, MAY 21: In a shocking and tragic incident, sitting MLA from....


Cong, NPP blames state govt for attack

ITANAGAR, MAY 21: Political blame game over the killing of sitting Khonsa....


Enough is enough, says AAPSU

ITANAGAR, MAY 21: Enough is enough. Such acts of violence are beyond....


Guv appeals for peace

ITANAGAR, MAY 21: Expressing grief over the killing of sitting MLA of....


Guv bats for NCC progs across Arunachal

ITANAGAR, MAY 21: Additional Director General, National Cadet Corps, North....


Build good rapport with locals: Guv to BRO

ITANAGAR, MAY 21: Chief Engineer, Officiating Additional Director General,....


DEO appeals parties for peaceful counting

AALO, MAY 21: West Siang District Election Officer Swetika Sachan....


72 youths to undergo skill dev in travel and tourism

ITANAGAR, MAY 21: The Department of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship....


APSCW condemns Kimin, Daporijo murders

ITANAGAR, MAY 21: The Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW)....


Tagang Taki to receive Lummer Dai literary award

ITANAGAR, MAY 21: The prestigious Luminous Lummer Dai Literary Award-2019....


Anti-terrorism day observed

PASIGHAT, MAY 21: Commemorating the Anti-terrorism day today, the....


'Negative elements' trying to disrupt NRC update; create unrest in Assam, says Sonowal

GUWAHATI, MAY 21: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on May 21....

Corporate Address

D-Sector, Naharlagun, Itanagar

Pin - 791110, Arunachal Pradesh

Copyright © Arunachal Age - 2019 - 2020