After occupying Tibet and parts of India in Ladakh, Wei accuses India of transgression
The double speak of China continues. It may work against USA and others but will not cut any ice with India.
Today China and India are neighbours because the buffer country in-between that is Tibet has been forcibly occupied by China. The people of India still recognize the Independent country of Tibet and that is why the Government of Tibet functions from Dharamshala.
China is also in illegal 8ccupation of parts of Ladhak and Shakshagam Valley off Gilgit Baltistan. They have also violated the Indian territory by running CPEC project in Gilgit Baltistan which are Indian territory.
Notwithstanding the above, both India and China must have have good relations. However China’s Minister of National Defence General Wei Fenghe blaming New Delhi for the military standoff in Ladakh is certainly Wei Wei.
Addressing the fifth plenary session of the Shangri-La Dialogue 2022 in Singapore, Fenghe – who is also State Councillor – said in response to a question about the clash in Galwan: “China and India are neighbours. Maintaining a good relationship meets the interests of both countries and that is what we are working on.
“But on frictions along the border areas, the merits of the issue is clear. I personally experienced the start and end of the frictions as Defence minister. We have found a lot of weapons owned by the Indian side. They have also sent people to the Chinese side of the territory.”
General Fenghe went further to say that India and China have held 15 rounds of Corps Commander level negotiations and the two sides are “working for peace” in the region.
Unpacking China’s philosophy for regional order, General Fenghe said, “Our world is facing multiple crises rarely seen in history, the way forward is to uphold and practice multilateralism. Peace and development should be a shared goal of humanity.”
For this Wei must advice both Xi Jinping and his Politburo to demarcate both the Indo Tibetan border and China Tibet border at the earliest and vacate Indian territory at once. 90 % of the problems will be resolved at once.
Fenghe also spoke about China’s stand on the war in Ukraine and Beijing’s claim on Taiwan.
In a direct rebuke to US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin, Fenghe declared that Beijing disagreed with the former’s comments and “firmly rejected accusations the US is smearing China with”.
General Wei Fenghe of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) added that the United States’ Indo-Pacific strategy was trying to “hijack” the support of countries in the Indo-Pacific region to turn them against Beijing. Fenghe also stated that the US was seeking to advance its own interests “under the guise of multilateralism”.
“Building a high wall around one’s world and parallel systems will only cause more disruption,” he said, alluding to the Covid-induced trend of decoupling from markets and reorienting supply chains.
Reiterating that China seeks only “peace and stability”, he appealed to the United States to “strengthen solidarity and oppose confrontation and division”.
General Fenghe also stated that US-China bilateral ties were at a “critical juncture”, and it was up to Washington to improve them.
A knock-on effect of the war in Ukraine has been an explosion of crises across the world, he said at the regional security conference, adding that as a result, “our world is neither peaceful nor tranquil”.
General Fenghe said China does not support the war in Ukraine. He, however, reiterated China’s stand that “sanctions” are not the solution. China supports the end of the war through dialogue and is committed to taking this approach forward, he said.
“What is the root cause of this crisis? Who is responsible for it? Who loses the most? I think we all know the answers to these questions,” he said, without offering any answers to these rhetorical questions or stating China’s position.
Asserting China’s long-standing position on Taiwan, Fenghe added that China would not let Taiwan gain independence.
“If anyone dares to secede Taiwan from China, we will not hesitate to fight. We will fight at all costs. And we will fight to the very end. This is the only choice for China,” he said.
Wei should remember that in similar manner as above, even people of India will fight to liberate Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and Chinese Occupued Ladhak. Also for people of India, Taiwan is an independent country.