China again reiterated that Arunachal Pradesh is part of China, so there was no question of Beijing polluting the Siang river. On Thursday, a report came out which said of Siang river in the Indian frontier was turning black and slag was found in it, which was carried out by the river when it was coming from across the border.
In Tibet, the river flows as the Yarlung Tsangpo and enters into Indian Territory as Brahmaputra.
‘Indian media reported that the Siang River in Arunachal Pradesh (called South Tibet in China) has been polluted. The color of the water has gone to black with the presence of slag in the stream, the Times of India reported on Thursday,’ stated the Chinese media.
‘South Tibet is the territory of China, which has the duty to preserve local environment,’ Hu Zhiyong, a research fellow at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of International Relations, told the Global Times on Thursday.
‘India should not point its finger at China on hydrological issues to incite anti-China sentiment, which cannot help repair the ties of the two countries, Chinese analysts said following Indian media reports that China caused the pollution of a river in South Tibet,’ the report said.