Chinese observers recall the territories of the Qing dynasty conquered by the Russian Empire. The Chinese lost the Far Eastern region of the Russian Federation, lands in Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, historians say.
The Ministry of Natural Resources of China presented a map of the world, which used Chinese names for a number of Russian cities. A circular on the printing and distribution of specifications for public maps appeared on the website of the state structure.
Judging by the document, Beijing calls Vladivostok Khaishenvai, Blagoveshchensk Khailanpao, Khabarovsk Boli, Ussuriysk Shuangchenzi, and Sakhalin Island Kuedao. The Stanovoy Range, a mountain range in the southern part of the Far East, is called the Wai Xin’an Range.
“The state borders of the People’s Republic of China are drawn in accordance with the standard map approved and published by the State Council. The historical borders of China are drawn in accordance with the actual borders based on historical materials,” the circular said.
The Chinese lost the Far Eastern region of the Russian Federation
The new version of the world map returns Chinese names for eight cities and territories occupied by the Russian Empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Asia Times notes.
The Nerchinsk Peace Treaty, signed on August 27, 1689 between the Russian Tsardom and the Chinese Qing Empire, was the result of the Albazin War. The Sino-Russian border ran along the Stanovoy Range and the Argun River.
An 1851 map by British cartographer John Tallis illustrates much of the territory lost to China’s Qing Dynasty.
“China gained control of the Outer Manchuria region. After the defeat in the Opium Wars, Qing China was forced to sign a series of treaties under which territories and ports were given to Western powers, as well as Russia and Japan. All these agreements are known as unequal treaties,” observers pointed out .
The Chinese-Russian border, according to experts, has been changed in favor of Russia along the Amur and Ussuriysk. China lost Outer Manchuria and access to the Sea of Japan. In total, since the end of the 19th century, the Chinese have lost 1.7 million square meters. m. of territories, including the Far East region of the Russian Federation, as well as parts of land in Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.
The reuse of Chinese names for cities in the Far East reminds the Chinese of their desire to regain lost territories.
The Russian authorities at the time of publication of the material did not evaluate the document of the Ministry of Ecology of China.
Recall that on February 24, Beijing presented a 12-point plan to end the big war between the Russian Federation and Ukraine. The Chinese authorities propose to respect the sovereignty of all countries, mark the sanctions and return to peace talks.
US President Joe Biden did not agree with the Chinese version of the peace plan for Ukraine. Biden saw in the initiative benefits exclusively for Russia.
CIA Director William Burns said that China was considering transferring lethal weapons to Russia.
US intelligence pointed to Chinese government plans to provide Moscow with attack drones and small arms ammunition.
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