India says China’s new passport maps unacceptable



A Chinese man holds up a Chinese passport with details on a page that shows dashes which include the South China Sea as part of the Chinese territory outside a passport office in Beijing, China, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. AP/Ng Han Guan

NEW DELHI – India has responded to China’s newly revised passports that show disputed territory near their shared border as part of China by issuing Chinese citizens visas embossed with New Delhi’s own maps.

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said Saturday that the Chinese passport map showing India’s Arunachal Pradesh state and the Himalayan region of Aksai Chin as part of China was “unacceptable.”

India retaliated by starting to issue visas to Chinese citizens with a map of India that includes all territories claimed by New Delhi.

The new Chinese passports have also upset the Philippines and Vietnam because they show disputed parts of the South China Sea as belonging to China.

In New Delhi, China is viewed with suspicion as a longtime ally and weapons supplier to Pakistan, India’s bitter rival. For Beijing, the presence in India of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and 120,000 other exiles from Tibet remains a source of tension.

India says China controls 41,440 square kilometers (16,000 square miles) of its territory in Aksai Chin in Kashmir, while Beijing claims that the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, which shares a 1,050-kilometer (650-mile) border with the Chinese-run region of Tibet, is rightfully Chinese territory.

India and China fought a brief border war in 1962, and large stretches of the India-China border are still undemarcated.

The territorial disputes remain unresolved despite 15 rounds of talks, but relations have improved in recent years as China and India’s trade has grown exponentially to reach more than $75 billion last year.

However, the trade remains heavily skewed in favor of China, which is now India’s biggest trading partner.

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  • indiosbravos2002

    China runs the economy of the Asian region but is also the biggest problem of Asian countries.

    • newname

      yes and they exporting hazardous, poisonous toys too

  • virgoyap

    It seems that China is expanding her territorial  claims not only on the high seas but also on lands.

  • boybakal

    Only India can match China…In case of war, both are nuclear ready, both have billion people vs billion people,large area vs big area and technology vs technology.
    So, Philippines just stay on the sideline, nothing to match.

    • Arvin Acosta

      sitting on a sideline is not the only option. we can side with India during the war. Japan will do the same.


    Little boys will play little-boy games..PATHETIC X 1000!
    Suffice to say,our DFA seemed remarkably mature in comparison to authorities in China and India by responding to the effect that “they” would accept the new passports despite the challenging map of China.
    One point to Pilipinas,nil to China and India

  • wakeupbayan

    CHINA`S AMBITION IS TO BECOME THE WORLD OF THE WORLD . WHY CANT CHINA CONQUER IRAN OR PERSIA ???? SCARED ??????  BUT OF COURSE !!!! IRAN has the same ambition and  would like a new world of muslims praying five times a day, with a bible like book stating Jihad wars against the world.   Chinky eyes , please stop bullying small countries.!!!!  Please, you now have numerous problems of your own people dying of hunger and starvation, still you have guts  empowered by greed to bully tiny defenceless countries.  Maybe you would have to change the map of the world stated “THE NEW ATLAS OF THE WORLD CHINA”   Heheheheheheheheheheheheh!!!! 

    • AlexanderAmproz

      Pathetic Pinoy’s school’s

      probably victim’s of fake text book’s and own stupidity ?

      • wakeupbayan

        Really ! In what way ? Hahahahahahahah! I feel sorry for you. Ganda pa naman ng name mo. Hahahahahahaahah ! Never mind.

  • Mario_Garcia

    Shut up and Draw your own map.

  • wakeupbayan

    I really wish India fight china and Iran and vice versa.  Let them annihilate one another.  I really  honestly and sincerely could not careless. I would make bonfire and celebrate for a week ! Let them nuke one another until no one is firing.  Hahahahahahahahaah!!!   LOVELY, REALLY LOVELY !!!  GREED IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVILS. !

    • AlexanderAmproz

      May I beg your Pardon,
      but your school look like it was smaller than my shoe,
      and you are mistaken your brain with a coconut.

  • GKLer

    SIMPLE SOLUTION for the simpletons in government:

    Anyone with an unacceptable passport = deny entry into the country.

  • Arvin Acosta

    pwedeng nang kuyugin ng mga bansa ang Tsina. Japan + India + Vietnam + Pinas.

    • bugoybanggers

      bago natin kuyugin ang CHINA, yung mga TSINOY mo na ang kuyugin. pakita natin na kaya natin itong mga TSINOY na yumayabang na. Hindi nila inisip na kinupkup ng Pilipinas ang mga LOLO nila kasi inaapi sila sa bansa nila. Ngayon, aba umaasta ng HALIMAW. Dapat mabigyan ng leksyon ang mga ito. Sunugin ang mga PAARALAN nila.

  • $18209031

    Hindi Brahmins cannot accept their defeat during 1962  Border War, what a shame ! Maybe China needs to teach these smelly dark Hindis some new lesson. Support the Maoists in West Bengal and Arunachal Province to push out the Hindis.

  • fiveoclock

    gawa rin tayo bago passport may mapa buong China, India, Japan, Vietnam at isiksik din buong mapa mundo…para tayo universal….wala kaaway….

  • Jamm3r

    animales na mga intsik, sa dami kasi nila natatakot silang bigla na lang lumubog ang bansa nila sa ilalim ng mundo kaya ratsada sa pangungulimbat ng teritoryo ng may teritoryo. suggestion ko lang sa gobyerno na i-round up na ang buong pilipinas at deport ang amg intsik na walang proper documents. unahin nila sa binondo at divisoria, baka hindi natin alam eh nag build-up na pala ng military forces ang mga singkit sa loob ng pilipinas at bigla na lang mag soot ng uniporme ang mga animales in time of invasion. ganyan po ang nangyari sa isang bansa sa middle east noon. akala nila mga nagtitinda lang sa kalye na utos-utusan nila, pero nabigla sila na mga highly trained spies pala at napag-aralan na lahat ng kilos nila noong oras ng invasion biglang nag suot ng mga unipormeng opisyal pala kaya ang ginawang pag invade sa kanila ay napakadali lang.

    • Jose

      …ang mga singkit sa loob ng pilipinas at bigla na lang mag soot ng uniporme ang mga animales in time of invasion. ganyan po ang nangyari sa isang bansa sa middle east noon….

      Ganyan ang nangyari sa Pilipinas bago sakupin ng Japan.  Lessons learned na dapat.

  • boybakal

    This is the war I would like to see….Ubusan ng lahi.
    1.2 billion Indian vs 1.3 billion Chinese. For sure, one half each could be extinguished, still they are the most populated countries still.

  • bugoybanggers

    Nakikita na kung gaano ka gahaman ang CHINA. Bakit pa kasi tayong mga Pilipino pumayag na kupkupin ang mga pesteng INSTIK na ito para manirahan sa BANSA natin. Yung mga dating Kupal na mga ninono ng PILIPINAS ay napaka BAIT. Hindi sila nga isip kung ano ang mangyayari sa FUTURE. Dapat masimulan na ang gumawa ng timemachine at ng mabalikan at mapigilan itong mga LOLO natin na patanga-tanga. Hindi dapat pinapasok itong TSINOY na tatay ni JOSE RIZAL at wala sanang salot sa bayan.

  • Henry

    enemy of my enemy is my Friend….i’d rather side with India than the communist greedy chinks

    • riccisan

      i kind of agree with you here. now, namimili ako if ‘perota’ or siopao ang kakainin ko. pareho na lang :p

  • Jude Fawley

    Stamp “West Philippine Sea” on the Chinese map in the passport. Problema ba yan

  • EREC

    Ang DFA huwag lang magsalita kundi huwag papasokin ang intsik na gamit ang bagong passport na sinasakop ang West Philippine sea. They must expressly and in writting to formally inform Communist China that Philippines will not accept any intsik that will enter to the country.

  • EREC

    India is a former colony of British and India had military capability even for world war purpose(they have nuke and own nuclear scientest)…… they will never give an inch of thier terretory to communist china.

    Its proven already in Kashmir terretory a boundery of Pakistan and India. Even expat here in Middle East have silent tension each Pakistani & Hindi during the tension in disputed Kashmir province.

    • Karlos Aramil

      paano po naging communist ang China? :o pagkaalam ko matagal na silang kapitalista e. ,
      Communist? how come na may Apple Factory nor unilever na “private-owned”? sadly,matagal na nilang iniwan ang SOSYALISMO, mula nang namatay si Mao (1976) at nagcoup si Deng Xiaoping hinuli at pinapatay ang “Gang of Four” niliberate ang China sa so-called Socialist Market, in other term Capitalism.

      Diversion na lang yun, communist by name capitalist indeeds. Everheard of China’s economic reform? ni wala na ngang Maoist na nakaupo sa kanila e (tinanggal kasi). Kapitalista na ang sistema nila yun din ang dahilan kung bakit naghihirap ang sambayanang Chino dahil yung dating communal owned land/factories ay naging pribadong muli. Kaya hindi malabong magkaroon uli ng isang rebolusyon sa China.

      “the theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property” – Karl Marx, kaya pala may private owned factories sa China gaya ng Apple at Uniliver?at saka po ang Communism ayon sa Sociology lesson namin ay isang stateless at classless na lipunan, ganon po ba ang China? at wala ;pa pong bansang communist, socialist lang po. :)

      • AlexanderAmproz

        Who believe “communism” still existing ?

        North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, US(a shameful obsession,
        an inheritance from Mac Carthy),
        and half strangely, The Philippines,

        thank’s Trapos and the Clergy who are stigmatizing it
        to protect their stollen asset,

        in short,
        the traditional’s greedy and abuser’s,

        the Juan de la Cruz Cross.

        Caricatured by GMA/Palparan/Ampatuan’s, or Marcoses

        A Backward sign of a failed state

    • Karlos Aramil

      Dapat bigyang-diin na noong panahon ni Mao Tse Tung, mula noong itatag ang People’s Republic of China noong 1949, hindi naman inangkin ng Tsina ang Bajo de Masinloc. Hindi rin nila ito pinupuntahan noon. Inangkin lang at pinuntahan ng Tsina ang Bajo de Masinloc nang maging lantad na kapitalista na ang sistemang ekonomiko nila sa mga nakaraang taon. Dahil kapitalista na ang Tsina, kailangan nito ng mas maraming petrolyo na magagamit sa pagpapatakbo ng mga industriya. Sa ilalim ng kapitalismo, tubo o profit lang ang iniisip ng mga negosyante at mga nasa gobyerno. Dahil sa kagustuhang lalong magpayaman, sinisimulan na ng Tsina ang pag-angkin sa mga malalapit na pulo o teritoryo na posibleng may petrolyo. 

      pero wag sana nating tingnan ang nangyayarng ito bilang labanan ng bansa sa bansa, dahil ito ay laban ng uri sa uri (class struggle) uring pinagsasamantalahan (Manggagawa) at nananamantala (Kapitalista) kung kanino aanib o kakampi ay wag sanang tingnan s lahing kinabibilangan, dahil ang labang ito ay pandaigdigan o internasyunal. As far as I am concern, pinagsasamantalahan din ng KAPITALISTANG gubyerno ng China ang mamamayan nito esp. Workers and peasants.

      • bugoybanggers

        Dumarami na kasi ang palamunin ng CHINA kaya lahat ng karagatan aangkinin na nila. Kasama na ang buong PACIFICO. Commonsense lang sabi nila, kasama daw sa negosyo ang pang gogoyo. Kaya nga kung mahina ang bansa mo talagang lalamunin nila ang karapatan mo. Yan ang PILIPINAS.. mag pakalalake naman sana ang mga OPISYALES natin , huwag iiyak nalang sa tabi sabay sigaw UNCLE SAM, away ko ni NEKNEK.

      • Karlos Aramil

        oppressed people of the world, UNITE! Destroy Capitalism!

  • Rosauro

    Ilagay/i stamp sa passport ng mga instik na papasok dito sa atin ang words: West Philippine Sea is ours. At may mapa yon.

  • Talahib

    Paging Mr. Albert del Rosario…your department should show in the limelight. Do not just sit behind and smile..Huwag payagan ng DFA  ang mga intsik na ito with malicious passports na makapasok ng Pilipinas.

  • Guest

    That’s the difference with other countries: Dito, salita lang. The other countries act (and don’t – always – whine around (publicly and emotionally driven) and shout for US).

  • boybakal

    India vs China…Battle of Billions…Billion Indians vs Billion Chinese.
    Kahit 100 years na patayan, hindi pa rin mauubos, parang mga langgam.

  • Edgardo Mendoza


  • dikoy321


    Forward Philippines!!!

  • $8278216

    P….g mga intsik, sila ang modernong mananakop,,,sinisimulan ko ng e boycot ang productong intsik,,anyway puro namang lahat may halong toxic ang paninda nila…susunod nilang aangkin ay ang bansang FRANCE dahil doon naman sila namimili ng mga properties.

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