Lhünzê County

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Lhünzê County

隆子县ལྷུན་རྩེ་རྫོང་།
Location of Lhünzê County (red) within Shannan City (yellow) and the Tibet Autonomous Region
Location of Lhünzê County (red) within Shannan City (yellow) and the Tibet Autonomous Region
Lhünzê is located in Tibet
Lhünzê
Lhünzê
Location of the seat in the Tibet Autonomous Region
Coordinates: 28°49′56″N 93°16′25″E / 28.83222°N 93.27361°E / 28.83222; 93.27361Coordinates: 28°49′56″N 93°16′25″E / 28.83222°N 93.27361°E / 28.83222; 93.27361
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionTibet
Prefecture-level cityShannan
SeatLhünzê
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Lhünzê County, (Tibetan: ལྷུན་རྩེ་རྫོང་།, Wylie: lhun rtse rdzong, ZYPY: Lhünzê Zong; Chinese: 隆子县; pinyin: Lóngzǐ Xiàn) is a county of Shannan located in the south-east of the Tibet Autonomous Region. India claimed this county as part of Arunachal Pradesh, which is a disputed area between People's Republic of China and India.

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Mining Controversy[edit]

In 2018, the Chinese government launched large-scale investments into mining precious metals like gold and silver from the region. This followed reports that rare earth minerals valued at over $60 billion had been found. Reports suggest that the gold rush has led to an unprecedented influx of people into the region. This is perceived as China's plan to claim the disputed border with India (Arunachal Pradesh) could turn the region into "another South China Sea".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chen, Stephen (20 May 2018). "Beijing gold rush 'risks turning Himalayas into new South China Sea'". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 30 December 2019.