China’s land mass increases by 1,000 sq km

Beijing: China, which has a land area of about 9.6 million sq km, the third-largest country in the world, will get 1,000 sq km more, thanks to Tajikistan which today agreed to cede a 130-year-long disputed territory to the neighbouring Communist giant. The Majlisi Namoyandagon, Tajikistan’s lower chamber of Parliament, ratified a protocol on demarcation of Tajikistan’s common border with China.  This was decided at a regular sitting of the second session of the Majlisi Namoyandagon, presided over by its speaker Shukurjon Zuhurov, Tajikistan’s news agency Asiaplus reported. Read more at Zee News.

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