Beijing urges Delhi to stop ‘doing things that undermine mutual trust & relations’ after Indian VP’s visit to disputed region — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/537341-india-china-zhao-lijian-disputed/

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has registered its concern after
Indian Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu visited Arunachal Pradesh
province, which Beijing doesn’t recognize as part of India, calling on
Delhi not to upset the peace.
Speaking on Wednesday,
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian reiterated Beijing’s
position on the Indian province of Arunachal Pradesh, stating China has
never recognized the unilaterally and illegally established territory.

The
spokesman said China firmly opposed Indian leaders’ visits to the
region, referencing Naidu’s trip to the mountainous region that borders
China.

“China urges India to truly respect China’s major
concerns, stop taking any actions that complicate and expand border
issues, refrain from doing things that undermine mutual trust and
bilateral relations between the two sides,” Zhao stated.

He added that India should take concrete actions to ensure the maintenance of peace and stability on the shared border.

The spokesman called on New Delhi to bring relations between the two Asian powers back on track and promote stable development.



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‘Absolutely just’:
Beijing says its military drills near Taiwan are a response to its
provocations & collusion with foreign powers

According to Indian media, Naidu visited Itanagar, the capital of
Arunachal Pradesh, over the weekend. He stayed in the frontier state
for three days, visiting cities in the region before leaving on Sunday.
He also addressed a special session of the province’s legislative
assembly on Saturday.

China considers Arunachal Pradesh to be part of its South Tibet, which is rejected by India.

Reports
also suggest Indian and Chinese border troops clashed last week along
the Line of Actual Control. Soldiers came face-to-face near Tawang,
leading to a minor altercation. No damages or injuries were reported.

Troops
from the two nations have clashed on multiple occasions throughout the
past 18 months with casualties being reported on both sides. The
skirmishes have frequently taken place along the border between India’s
Ladakh and Chinese Tibet

Communist China’s Aggression in the South China Sea, by Judith Bergman | STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

Comment by tonytran2015: China has been successful in its aggressions against most of its neighbours. China may soon invade Taiwan with overwhelming force in the same way as it has done to Tibet, Mongolia, Vietnam, the Philippines, …

https://straightlinelogic.com/2021/10/07/communist-chinas-aggression-in-the-south-china-sea-by-judith-bergman/

Nobody in the US really knows for certain what the intentions and plans are of the Chinese government. Which makes it a good idea to keep a close eye on what it does. From Judith Bergman at gatestoneinstitute.org:

Tensions continue to rise in the South China Sea, as China, or, rightly, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), ramps up its military activities in the region. Within only the first four days of October, China conducted a record-breaking 150 incursionsinto Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) — after China’s People Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) had already, in September, set another monthly record with 117 incursions, some with nuclear-capable bombers, fighter jets and reconnaissance planes. The incursions were reportedly the highest monthly number on record since Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense began reporting Chinese aerial incursions 13 months ago. In addition, in August, the first-ever incursionof Chinese military helicopters into Taiwan’s ADIZ took place, with experts suggesting that the PLA was probing Taiwanese defense capabilities by using different aircraft.

Also in August and September, China conducted assault drills near Taiwan with war ships, early-warning aircraft, anti-submarine aircraft and bombers. “The joint fire assault and other drills staged by the Eastern Theater Command troops are a necessary action to further safeguard China’s sovereignty under the current security situation in the Taiwan Straits,” Colonel Shi Yi, spokesperson for the PLA Eastern Theater Command said, “and also a solemn response to the interference of foreign forces and the provocation of ‘Taiwan independence’ secessionists.” Shi stated that military exercises would be “conducted regularly” based on the situation in the Taiwan Strait and the “need to maintain sovereign security”. China has conducted 20 naval island-control exercises in the first half of 2021, compared to 13 in all of 2020.

This activity — in addition to diplomatic and economic pressure — is evidently meant to exhaust Taiwan, force it to capitulate to China and relinquish its independence without China firing a shot. “China is pursuing an all-of-party approach that seeks to coerce, corrupt and co-opt the international community,” former commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Philip Davidson, recently warned, “in a way in which they may be able to achieve their geopolitical edge… to force Taiwan to capitulate because of extreme, diplomatic, economic, pressure and strain”. Failing that coercion, Davidson estimates:

“the changes in the [People’s Liberation Army]’s capabilities, with their missile and cyber forces, and their ability to train, advance their joint interoperability and their combat support logistics, all those trend lines indicate to me that within the next six years they will have the capability and the capacity to forcibly reunify with Taiwan, should they choose force to do it.”

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Joe Biden says Xi Jinping has agreed to abide by ‘Taiwan agreement’ – ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-06/biden-xi-jinping-agree-to-abide-by-taiwan-agreement/100518846

  • Mr Biden appeared to be referring to agreements calling for a peaceful resolution with Taiwan
  • Taiwan’s Defence Minister says the situation is “the most serious” in more than 40 years

Record number of China planes enter Taiwan air defence zone – BBC News

Comment by tonytran2015: This is an old tactics. If Taiwan and its allies show any gap in its defence, China may launch a surprise overwhelming attack, leaving the Western World looking at an already done event.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-58794094

Taiwan has urged Beijing to stop “irresponsible provocative actions” after a record number of Chinese warplanes entered its air defence zone.

Monday’s incursion marks the fourth straight day of incursions by Chinese
aircraft, with almost 150 aircraft sent into Taiwan’s defence zone in total.

Taiwanese Foreign Minister warns his country is preparing for war with China, asks Australia for help – ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-04/taiwan-preparing-for-war-with-china/100511294

Taiwan’s Foreign Minister warns his nation is
preparing for war with China and urges Australia to increase intelligence sharing and security cooperation as Beijing intensifies a
campaign of military intimidation.

This Is How Much NATO Countries Spend On Defense

https://www.nationandstate.com/2021/10/01/this-is-how-much-nato-countries-spend-on-defense/

This Is How Much NATO Countries Spend On Defense The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) exists for the sole purpose of facilitating a political and military alliance between almost 30 countries. All are obligated to one another in times of war, but, as Visual Capitalist’s Avery Koop notes, some countries have much stronger militaries and […]

China Issues Rare, Strongly-Worded Defense Of Russia Over US “Bullying” Sanctions

https://www.nationandstate.com/2021/09/27/china-issues-rare-strongly-worded-defense-of-russia-over-us-bullying-sanctions/
China Issues Rare, Strongly-Worded Defense Of Russia Over US “Bullying” Sanctions It’s been no secret that over the past half-decade China and Russia have grown closer, even becoming unlikely allies (unlikely given historic 20th century antagonism), in the face of Washington pressure and sanctions on officials in both countries. This growing cooperation on military, economic and…

(WASHINGTON) Quad Report: Leaders of the United States, Japan, India & Australia vowed on Friday to pursue a free and open Indo-Pacific region “undaunted by coercion” at their first in-person summit, which presented a united front amid shared concerns about China #AceNewsDesk report | Ace News Services

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#AceNewsReport – Sept.26: We stand for the rule of law, freedom of navigation and overflight, peaceful resolution of disputes, democratic values, and territorial integrity of states,” U.S. President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a joint statement after the talks…..

#AceDailyNews according to Reuters …..Quad leaders press for free Indo-Pacific, with wary eye on China with a two-hour meeting at the White House of the Quad, as the grouping of four major democracies is called, will be watched closely in Beijing, which criticized the group as “doomed to fail.”