China protests Modi's visit to disputed border region

February 20, 2015 6:02 PM

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China protests Modi's visit to disputed border region

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China said on Friday it had lodged an official protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to a border region claimed by both countries.

China disputes the entire territory of Arunachal Pradesh, calling it south Tibet. Its historic town Tawang, a key site for Tibetan Buddhism, was briefly occupied by Chinese forces during a 1962 war.

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