Skip to comments.India may re-evaluate neutrality in the US-China war
Posted on 06/20/2020 5:01:14 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
New Delhi: The Peoples Republic of China has, since 1949, had three transformational leaders: Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping and now Xi Jinping. All three threw into the waste basket the agreements and protocols agreed upon till then and negotiated their own versions for adoption, whenever they regarded doing so as advantageous to China. Mao charted an entirely new course in domestic and foreign policy, as did Deng. The latter had the advantage of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership rungs all but destroyed by the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution of the 1960s. He was, therefore, enabled to slice through the opposition of the ideologues to his plans at bringing China into the front rank of the worlds economies when at the time it was lagging behind India, a country that saw a much lower growth rate during the 1950s to the 1970s than even Pakistan.
When Xi Jinping took over from Hu Jintao in 2012, the rest of the party leadership was strong to a degree that it had not been during the period in office of the growth-focused Jiang Zemin and the first term of the softer hand of Hu Jintao. Xi moved carefully but steadily in consolidating his control over the entire machinery of the CCP. The war that he unleashed on corrupt officials proved effective in getting rid of several within the various rungs of the party machine who had been less than enthusiastic about the new boss in town. Although reports continue to surface, especially outside China, about fissures and cabals designed to weaken the now limitless-termed General Secretary of the CCP, the reality remains that by 2017, Xi had achieved mastery over even the Peoples Liberation Army, an importantindeed vitalcomponent of the Party. It was perhaps not entirely coincidental that this was the year when
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Indeed, it appears to be a definite ‘perhaps.’
I would say it’s well past time for them to wake up and smell the coffee. Playing nice with Russia and other in the past has really not served them well in their border struggles with China, who are getting wildly more aggressive with everyone i the region.
US-India-Japan should free Tibet
India is the only nation in Asia, besides Russia that could even conceivably challenge China. It has taken some steps with its navy but needs to step up.
They’ll be scared out of their turbans.
What US-China War?
True true. They need to start by building their own, and buying from Western manufacturers. Russia has never been a good deal for them, in many cases a terrible deal for naval and aircraft orders.
Yep. They also have some of the highest tariffs on US made goods and services of ANY nation.
its a china india territorial dispute
know what things NOT to get involved with
More global policing?
Are you the ghost of John McCain?
It’s only a war now because we are fighting back.
You know? Maybe we should have led with that question.
I still think that, between India and China, it may very well turn into a demographic war, by tacit agreement both sides using older small arms and light artillery only, with the purpose of wiping out 30-100 million surplus young men.
Very similar in structure to the bloody WWI Battles of the Isonzo.
Except at 100 times the size.
China has foolishly angered the entire world with the Covid disaster. Then, they have acted hyper aggressively with all their neighbors and the US. If they do get into a war with Vietnam or India, it’s possible that their neighbors may see it as an opportunity to do some threat reduction by moving troops into China.
China maintains some 200 ships that are ostensibly fishing boats, but who act as the eyes, ears and sometimes the mussel against other fishing boats. I could see all of those sunk by a few corvettes.
Hong Kong, The Uygurs, Tibet, India, Vietnam and Taiwan...not to mention hassling Japan...that’s a lot of pissed off people who will take any opportunity to do China dirty if they can. The first domino will probably be something unexpected...like that mountain where North Korea tested its nukes collapsing and raining radiation all over China and starting riots. I think the Chinese have bitten off more than they can chew.
I saw an episode of Firing Line with Daniel Moynihan as guest.
Buckley mentioned that India would take food given to India by America and stamp it as a gift of the USSR. Moynihan who had been Ambassador to India, confirmed that was true.
[What US-China War?]
But that’s all any future Chinese ruler needs. Since the beginning of time, that’s all these things have been - pretexts to motivate the soldiers who have to risk their lives in battle and the civilians they leave behind, who have to pay for the cost of keeping them resupplied.
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