Guwahati, May 9, 2019
One of China’s largest online travel agency Ctrip has removed relevant products offering travel and accommodation from its online platform after ‘We-media’ exposed screenshots of Ctrip’s webpage and phone application allegedly showing products calling South Tibet as the ‘Arunachal Pradesh’.
China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of southern Tibet. India firmly maintains that the state is an integral and inalienable part of the country.
The Global Times quoted a statement issued by a Ctrip publicity department as saying that the company has “removed the wrong information” after noticing reports, state-run Global Times reported on May 9th, 2019. However, Ctrip did not confirm or deny that the information refers to the depiction of the Sino-India border.
Last month, the customs officials in China destroyed three lakh more maps for not mentioning Arunachal Pradesh and Taiwan as part of its territory and decided to file a lawsuit against four persons for trying to export them to the Netherlands, according to a media report.