Beijing: China has expressed reservations over Union Home Minister Amit Shah's state visit on Thursday on the occasion of Arunachal Pradesh's foundation day, saying his visit is a violation of Beijing's territorial sovereignty and attacks mutual political trust. China has said that it 'strongly opposes' Amit Shah's visit.
Shah is in Arunachal Pradesh to attend the event organized on the occasion of the 34th Foundation Day of the state. During this time he will also inaugurate several projects related to industry and roads. China asserts its authority over Arunachal Pradesh as part of South Tibet and expresses its objection to the visit of any leader of India to this northeastern state. China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Zeng Shuang said in response to a media question that, "China's opinion regarding the eastern side of the Sino-India border or the southern part of China's Tibet region is absolutely clear and unchanged."
He further said, "The Chinese government never recognized the so-called Arunachal Pradesh and opposes the visit of the Indian leader to the southern part of China's Tibetan region because it has encroached China's territorial sovereignty. Weakened stability, attacked mutual political trust and violated the relevant bilateral agreement. ''