Chinese custom officials have destroyed 30,000 world maps printed in the country for not mentioning Arunachal Pradesh and Taiwan as part of its territory, the state media reported.
India maintains that the State of Arunachal Pradesh is integral and inalienable part of the country and its leaders visit Arunachal Pradesh from time to time like any other state.
China claims the north-eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh as part of South Tibet. It routinely objects to Indian leaders visiting Arunachal Pradesh to highlight its stand.
The two countries have so far held 21 rounds of talks to resolve the border dispute covering 3,488-km-long Line of Actual Control (LAC).
China also claims the estranged island of Taiwan as its part.
The maps were meant for export to an unspecified country, state-run Global Times reported on Tuesday. Almost 30,000 “incorrect” world maps, showing Taiwan as a separate country and wrong depiction of the Sino-Indian border, were destroyed by the customs authorities in Qingdao, it said.