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Won't allow anyone to split Chinese territory: Xi Jinping
By Gaurav Sharma | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 8/1/2017 2:29:44 PM
Won't allow anyone to split Chinese territory: Xi Jinping

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said China cannot let a single piece of its territory split and won't allow anyone to damage its sovereignty.Speaking at the Great Hall of the People here on the 90th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), Xi asked the military to always remain combat ready.

He said the Chinese Army would never be an aggressor but had the "confidence to defeat all invasions"."We do not allow any individual, any organisation, any political party, at any time or by any means to split any single piece of Chinese territory," said Xi, who commands the world's largest standing army.

"No one can expect us to swallow consequences that damage our sovereignty, security, and developmental interests," he said.On Sunday, addressing the Chinese Army in Inner Mongolia during a parade, Xi said the PLA was capable of defeating invading enemies.

Xi said the PLA had done its duty to counter secessionist forces in Hong Kong and Macau.China is locked in a number of territorial disputes - both on waters and land - with various countries. It has, however, settled its land disputes with all 14 but two countries: India and Bhutan.


India's 'China threat' is to cover up internal failings: Daily

Beijing: India is making up an imaginary "China threat" because of growing threats to its own national unity, a leading Chinese newspaper said on Tuesday."It is hard to understand India's groundless 'China threat' theory," said a report in the state-run Global Times by Long Xingchun, a research fellow at The Charhar Institute and director of the Centre for Indian Studies at China West Normal University.

"India probably just needs an enemy, even an imagined one. With multiple nationalities, religions and languages, plus intense internal conflicts and a strong centrifugal force pushing against national unity, India needs an external enemy as distraction. 

"The previous arch-enemy Pakistan will no longer suffice as India grows into a big power. China, with large border areas in dispute and the memory of the 1962 war, naturally fills that place," the report said. The report questioned India's decision to send troops into Doklam, which China says is its territory, leading to a dragging stand-off between the two armies. China has repeatedly told India to pull back its troops.

The report asked: "Is China really a strategic threat to India?" It said the Siliguri Corridor on India's northeast was on a plain rather than a plateau. "It only resembles a 'chicken's neck' on a map, rather than a 'neck' in a geographical or military sense. 

"Even if Chinese troops seize the 27-km wide corridor, this could in no way stop the movement of the Indian troops between the main bulk of Indian territory and its northeast. India knows this well enough and dwells on the 'chicken's neck' to find an excuse for its intrusion into Doklam." It said New Delhi was worried that if its dragging border talks with China fail, Beijing will take back the areas claimed by China and held by India by force. "China is naturally seen as a threat." 

Accusing India of seeing South Asia as its backyard, the report said: "Close ties between China and Pakistan are a threat in India's eyes although China maintains a neutral stance on the Kashmir conflict and encourages India and Pakistan to solve it in a peaceful manner." It said that while India worried about China's growing naval might, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius do not see a threat from Beijing. 

The report said: "By preaching about the 'China threat', politicians gain votes, military officers gain budget, media gain circulation and scholars gain popularity..."Taking China as a threat and adopting hostile measures against China, if overdone, may turn China into a real threat, and Indian elites should be careful how far they go."

China claims India's Arunachal Pradesh as its own and calls it South Tibet. India lays claims to Aksai Chin in the western sector, which is under Chinese control.The decades-old feud between India and China has a new addition: Doklam in the Sikkim section where both armies have been engaged in a stand-off.

Doklam is disputed between China and Bhutan, whose ally India backs Bhutan in its claims over the region. At the tri-junction China, India, and Bhutan, Doklam is of strategic importance to all three.Beijing wants New Delhi to withdraw troops from Doklam. New Delhi is for a simultaneous pullback of both Indian and Chinese troops.




भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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