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Coronavirus: Arunachal shuts down border market

Due to the massive outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, Changlang district authorities in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday had temporarily shut down the Pangsau Pass Market situated along the Indo-Myanmar border.

As per reports, trading operations have been suspended in the border market till March 21, 2020.

During a district-level meeting in Nampong, the decision to suspend operations in the border haat at Pangsau Pass had been taken in order to prevent the possible spread of the illness whose symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, pneumonia and breathing difficulties.

Coronavirus: Arunachal shuts down border market

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Moreover, the district authorities have also asked gaon burahs and panchayat interim committee members of Nampong and nearby Tikhak Rima Putok to create awareness about coronavirus among the local people.

They have also been asked to restrict local people from venturing to the border side of Myanmar.

The administration has also asked its counterpart in the neighbouring country to take similar measures.

It may be mentioned that the Pangsau Pass market functions only on the 10th, 20th and 30th of every month.

Traders from both India and Myanmar sell their wares at the border market that comes up at Pangsau Pass which is located on the crest of the Patkai Hills.

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BRI summit: China removes map showing all of J&K, Arunachal as part of India

ith the second edition of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Summit underway in Beijing, China has removed a map from the BRI website that depicted entire Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh as part of India.

After reports emerged of the map “misrepresenting” China’s stated position on Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir (PoK) and Arunachal Pradesh, the map now does not show up on the website.

The map had also portrayed India as part of the BRI project whereas New Delhi has been opposed to the idea of joining this initiative since it has projects such as CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) which fall in PoK and violate India’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.

India had boycotted the first summit held in 2017 and despite Beijing’s efforts for India to at least represent itself at the forum, New Delhi decided to sit out.

China had recently destroyed thousands of maps which showed Arunachal Pradesh as part of India.

China considers Arunachal Pradesh as part of their territory and refers to it as “Southern Tibet”.

The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, or BRFIC was held on May 14–15, 2017 in Beijing, and drew 29 foreign heads of state and government and representatives from more than 130 countries and 70 international organizations

The purpose of the forum is described by Wang Xiaotao, deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission, in an interview with Xinhua as building “a more open and efficient international cooperation platform; a closer, stronger partnership network; and to push for a more just, reasonable and balanced international governance system.”[3]Western media coverage portrays the forum in a similar way with CNN referring to the event under the headline “China’s new world order” and the Los Angeles Times running the article “Globalization 2.0: How China’s two-day summit aims to shape a new world order”.

There will be an opening ceremony and high level meetings including a plenary session and six parallel panel discussions during the first day.[3] A round table summit will be held on the second day, chaired by President Xi Jinping with the participation of all attending heads of state and government and heads of the UN, World Bank, and International Monetary Fund.[3] At the conclusion of the round-table summit, the body will issue a document agreeing to goals and principles for the initiative.

The forum will be a platform for working out action plans for implementation of the initiative in the areas of infrastructure, energy and resources, production capacity, trade and investment and identification of major projects.[3] It is also intended to be an opportunity for the signing of cooperation agreements with countries and international organizations in the areas of financial cooperation mechanism; a cooperation platform for science, technology and environmental protection; and enhanced exchanges and training of talent and financing agreements for backing projects.