China: Why Scholars Are Revisiting The Tibet-India Border Fixed by the British-Tibet Treaty (1914) ? – D.S.Rajan

From Chennai Centre for China Studies website:

The consistent claim of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been that the then was not a to both the Simla Convention (27 April 1914) and the subsequent separate British-Tibet Treaty (3 July 1914) which fixed the Tibet- and as such, the two agreements are “illegal and invalid” from the PRC’s point of view. It is also being seen that , both at official and academic levels, is continuing with its efforts to produce evidences to justify its perceptions about the two documents. A new trend is however being noticed in the recent period, in the form of unprecedented attention of China’s scholars exclusively to McMahon line and the Tibet-India Border fixed by the 3 July 1914 treaty. In that context, the question as to what is the significance of such a trend for the present stage in Sino-Indian relations, assumes importance. [Full Text]

D.S.Rajan is Director of the Chennai Centre for China Studies, Chennai, India. He was formerly Director, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India.

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