Anonymous asked in TravelUnited KingdomOther - United Kingdom · 1 month ago

Do you think China is right when it claims the disputed McMahon Line between China and India's border is actually invalid and illegal?

Basically, it was the treaty signed between Britain and Tibet regarding the boundary, but China argues, not even Britain ever recognised Tibet as a state, so it was invalid in the first place

7 Answers

  • John P
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Note to Anon: In 1945 nobody knew that China was soon to have a very significant change of government style by means of a communist revolution (1949), and that Taiwan would not wish to be part of that 'new' China.  Hong Kong also did not rush to join the newly communist China. Note that in maps going back to 1844, Tibet is shown as a district of China.

    Note that, over the centuries and millennia, China has expanded and contracted in its borders, as have all other 'countries' in the world. 

    India is an other example of large-scale border change through the ages. including the significant break-up of 'British' India into India and Pakistan and East Pakistan (later Bangladesh) in 1947.

  • 1 month ago

    Well consider that India is correct in their assessment. 

  • Ludwig
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Might is right.    They can declare the border to be wherever they want.

  • 1 month ago

    Well they must have some case because Britian went around drawing arbitrary borders all over the place.

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  • 1 month ago

    Let the two of them fight it out. Let these two great civilized nations show the rest of us how it is done to sort out a long standing issue like this. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I don't have much trust at all when it comes to China. It is a vexed issue because even the United Nations failed to indicate either Taiwan or Tibet as separate countries in its world map of 1945.

  • 1 month ago

    China is sort of sneaky.  They want to expand as much as they can without any major complications.

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