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    Ruled by New Delhi.

    "China lays claim to more than 90,000 sq km ruled by New Delhi in the eastern sector of himalyas."

    Could you please tell me the meaning of this sentence I am a bit confused about the "ruled by New Delhi" part?

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    Re: Ruled by New Delhi.

    The area is under the rule of the New Delhi government.
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    #3

    Re: Ruled by New Delhi.

    That area is under the actual control of India, but China says it belongs to China.

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    #4

    Re: Ruled by New Delhi.

    Journalistic writing often uses the name of a capital in place of the country's name when discussing international relations.
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    #5

    Re: Ruled by New Delhi.

    You should have capitalised "Himalayas" and put the definite article in front of it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Ruled by New Delhi.

    Actually I knew the meaning but I had doubts. I thought that "ruled by" could have a different meaning. New Delhi this is where I live but I was confused because it is miles away from the Himalyas. Now I know journalists use the name of the capital of a country instead of the name of the country itself.

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    Re: Ruled by New Delhi.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Actually, I knew the meaning but I had doubts. I thought that "ruled by" could have a different meaning. New Delhi this is where I live but I was confused because it is miles away from the Himalayas. Now I know journalists use the name of the capital of a country instead of the name of the country itself.
    See above. Don't assume that they always use the name of the capital instead of the name of the country.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Ruled by New Delhi.

    I think the capital's name cannot be used instead of the country's in 'India is a neighbour of China'.
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    #9

    Re: Ruled by New Delhi.

    It can't, but that is hardly relevant to this thread.

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    Re: Ruled by New Delhi.

    Is that relevant to post#7?
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