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China stands exposed: Modi calls the bluff

Lalit Shastri

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi addressing the troops, during his visit to Nimu in Ladakh on July 03, 2020.

A viewpoint by Yu Ning published on Global Times, a Chinese mouthpiece, on 4 July 2020 unashamedly concludes that the nature of the Galwan Valley clash will not change. It goes on to underscore “China will firmly respond and won’t yield an inch in safeguarding its sovereign integrity” if India, “deluded by Western public opinion is stubbornly determined to act as a wolf that provokes China”. Verbal support from the West won’t give India any real advantage, Ning goes on to remark, obviously with blinkers on.

After exporting the deadly virus from Wuhan and COVID-19 to the whole world and now with mud on its face by the dastardly and barbaric attack by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on unarmed Indian Army personnel in the Galwan valley when they were at the Line of Actual Control to diffuse the standoff created by the Chinese attempts to intrude into Indian territory, China is trying to present itself as holier than thou.

Xi Jinping

And the paradox is most explicit. Chinese President Xi Jinping has already been exposed by the diabloic Memorandum of Understanding the Communist Party of China (CPC) had signed 12 years ago with the Sonia-Rahul mother-son duo on behalf of the ruling Indian National Congress during the prime-ministership of Manmohan Singh. Within a short period, thereafter, the Chinese ruling contraption had got inked a free trade agreement (FTA) with the most accommodating Congress-led Government in Delhi turning the balance of payment situation blatantly in its favour. The balance of payments current account for India showed a rapidly rising negative trend and China’s trade surplus with India that peaked at $59.3 billion stood at $57.4 billion in 2018.

Xi has continued working on the same lines and a perfect example is Nepal. He sees a good natural link between China and Nepal – two neighbours connected by mountains and rivers.

Pursuing his expansionist agenda, with eyes fixed on Mangolia, Xi wants a repeat of the agreement that had been signed earlier between CPC and Congress party in India. Friday 3 July 2020, he said that the Communist Party of China wants to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with the Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) at all levels and in all fields to lead the China-Mongolia comprehensive strategic partnership for the sake of “regional peace and prosperity”.

Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the South China Sea. (Representative U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila V. Peters/Released)

Aircraft fly in formation over the USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea (a representative photo by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila V. Peters/Released)

In this way, Xi talks of “peace and prosperity” in the region on the one side and on the other, continues to spearheaded China’s expansionist agenda. China under XI want to do this by commanding trade routes and by leaving all competition behind by grossly subsidising production at home and by dumping and feeding the rising global demand for all kinds of finished goods. After the Belt and Road initiative aimed at Chinese world domination for a global trading network, China has also been flexing its muscles to not just control but establish it hegemony in the South China sea in order to control all trade routes in this part of the world. The US, concerned about the Chinese decision to conduct military exercises around the Paracel Islands over the disputed territory in the South China Sea on July 1-5 in violation of the Chinese Government’s commitments under the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties, has not only asked China to reduce its militarization and coercion of its neighbors in the South China Sea but has also positioned two giant Naval aircraft carriers in this area to stop China’s imperialistic designs.

One should not lose sight of the fact that China has invaded the economies of nations across the world. It is on record blackmailing and arm twisting, for example, Australia by threatening to block import of beef from that country.

Annual FDI flows (Overseas Foreign Direct Investment- OFDI) from China to Africa, have also been increasing constantly and between 2003 to 2018, it has sky-rocketed from US$75 million to US$5.4 billion. This is not a good portend for the small African nations rich in natural reources as they are getting entrapped in a new order of economic slavery – which is the new age Chinese trap and a well thought out and practiced mode of economic warfare.

We have the Chinese recklessly investing in other countries to ensure their economic superiority and sway. China has also been threatening the security of nations by sophisticated cyber operations and invasion of digital domains for stealing technological secrets. And then, the Chinese diaspora around the world also has placed China into an advantageous position and it has never missed the opportunity to convey the message globally – “no matter how hard you try to isolate, you cannot live without China”.

After waging a war against India in 1962 and the annexation of Aksai Chin and Tibet, China has perfected the art of befriending Pakistan – treating it as an underdog. China even went to the extent of repeatedly blocking but eventually failed to stop Masood Azhar, India’s most wanted terrorist, from being designated as a global terrorist by the UN. There also has been a failed attempt by China to raise the Kashmir issue at the UNSC on Pakistan’s behalf. In this way China has blown to smithereens all international treatises, rules and norms and illegally built through Pak occupied Kashmir (PoK) the Karakoram Highway that gives it a commanding position and a direct road link between Gilgit–Baltistan, falling in PoK, and the Xinjiang province of China.

Under Xi, China has now set it’s eyes on Ladakh and sees the Galwan valley as the gateway to its expansionist plans. No wonder, Global Times, the Chinese mouthpiece says that the nature of the Galwan clash will not change and China has the audacity to challenge India’s sovereignty by talking of its own sovereignty and linking it with the Galwan valley, where like a rogue nation it has for long years developed cold feet and refused to come forward and ensure the LAC gets demarcated in real terms. By not doing this, its acting like a criminal nation and perpetuating border clashes on the LAC with India.

Rightly, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the Chinese bluff when addressing Army personnel at Nimu in Ladakh on Friday 3 July, he warned the enemies of India (without naming China and Pakistan) by talking of the fire and fury of the Indian armed forces.

Annual FDI flows (Overseas Foreign Direct Investment- OFDI) from China to Africa, have also been increasing constantly and between 2003 to 2018, it has sky-rocketed from US$75 million to US$5.4 billion. This is not a good portend for the small African nations rich in natural reources as they are getting entrapped in a new order of economic slavery – which is the new age Chinese trap and a well thought out and practiced mode of economic warfare.

We have the Chinese recklessly investing in other countries to ensure their economic superiority and sway. China has also been threatening the security of nations by sophisticated cyber operations and invasion of digital domains for stealing technological secrets. And then, the Chinese diaspora around the world also has placed China into an advantageous position and it has never missed the opportunity to convey the message globally – “no matter how hard you try to isolate, you cannot live without China”.

After waging a war against India in 1962 and the annexation of Aksai Chin and Tibet, China has perfected the art of befriending Pakistan – treating it as an underdog. China even went to the extent of repeatedly blocking but eventually failed to stop Masood Azhar, India’s most wanted terrorist, from being designated as a global terrorist by the UN. There also has been a failed attempt by China to raise the Kashmir issue at the UNSC on Pakistan’s behalf. In this way China has blown to smithereens all international treatises, rules and norms and illegally built through Pak occupied Kashmir (PoK) the Karakoram Highway that gives it a commanding position and a direct road link between Gilgit–Baltistan, falling in PoK, and the Xinjiang province of China.

Under Xi, China has now set it’s eyes on Ladakh and sees the Galwan valley as the gateway to its expansionist plans. No wonder, Global Times, the Chinese mouthpiece says that the nature of the Galwan clash will not change and China has the audacity to challenge India’s sovereignty by talking of its own sovereignty and linking it with the Galwan valley, where like a rogue nation it has for long years developed cold feet and refused to come forward and ensure the LAC gets demarcated in real terms. By not doing this, its acting like a criminal nation and perpetuating border clashes on the LAC with India.

Rightly, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the Chinese bluff when addressing Army personnel at Nimu in Ladakh on Friday 3 July, he warned the enemies of India (without naming China and Pakistan) by talking of the fire and fury of the Indian armed forces.

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