Map controversy clouds Xi Jinping’s trip to India for the G20 summit

The timing of China’s publishing of the map raises severe concerns about whether President Xi Jinping intends to attend the G20 summit in the capital of India or if he has other plans. According to what we’ve been told, China publishes the standard map every year, but this is the first time India has seriously protested Beijing’s territorial claims.On the eve of India hosting the G20 meeting in New Delhi, China produced a so-called “standard map” that included Arunachal Pradesh in the Middle Kingdom, portions of eastern Ladakh according to the rejected 1959 line, Taiwan, and the South China Sea.