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Why Is China Targeting Japan In Its Military Drills Against Taiwan?

Japan lodged a diplomatic protest with Beijing after five Chinese ballistic missiles appear to have fallen in the country’s exclusive economic zone. China started a military drill around Taiwan on Thursday.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Five Chinese ballistic missiles landed in the waters claimed by Japan as its exclusive economic zone
• Four of the missiles were fired from over mainland Taiwan
• Parts of Japan’s southernmost islets are at the center of a long-running dispute between Tokyo and Beijing
• Japan’s exclusive economic zone extends beyond the limits of its territorial waters

What Is The Dispute Between China And Japan?

Dispute Between China And Japan

The Okinawa region constitutes the southernmost part of Japan is close to Taiwan. Also, it falls under the exclusive economic zone of Japan that extends 200 nautical miles from its coastline. But China claims the islets are present in that region.

China yesterday fired five ballistic missiles that landed on the waters claimed by Japan. These firings are seen as a protest against the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The 82-years US official is on a high-profile Asian tour of Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan. Presently she is in … Read the rest

The US Fears China Could Supply Military Equipment To Russia

Russia is looking forward to China for military help in its “special operation” against Ukraine reported the Financial Times and Washington Post from sources in the US administration.

Highlights:

• Russia needs supply for its military operation
• China could be the likely partner of Russia
• Jake Sullivan of the US will meet Chinese diplomat in Rome
• China has so far maintained silence on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

What Kind Of Military Help Does Russia Need?

Russia needs military equipment supplies for its ongoing “special operation” against Ukraine. Since the west has imposed sanctions on Russia, it has become very difficult for Moscow to get the necessary equipment for its military. But China could provide military supplies to Russia. But the report didn’t give any clue to what kind of military supplies Russia needs for its defense forces.

Why Would China Help Russia?

China Could Supply Military Equipment To Russia

Beijing has so far refrained from condemning Russia’s “special operation” as an invasion of Ukraine and it has urged a negotiated solution for the military problem. Also, China is facing similar sanctions as Russia. It has come under tremendous western … Read the rest

What Is The Real Figure Of Chinese Casualties In Galwan Clash?

China accepts that five of its army officers were killed in Galwan Valley clash with Indian army. Also, it honored those soldiers. They are Qi Fabao, the regimental commander from the PLA Xinjiang Military Command, Chen Hongjun, Chen Xiangrong, Xiao Siyuan and Wang Zhuoran.

Why China took a long time in accepting human loss in Galwan Valley clash?

The clash took between Indian army and China’s PLA when the latter prevented the Indian soldiers from accessing Indian points. In the clash, the Chinese soldiers brought medieval-styled weapons. India lost 20 brave soldiers including Colonel Santosh Babu, the Commanding Officer of 16 Bihar in the clash. But China denied losing any human life in that fight.

Qian Feng, director of the research department at the National Strategy Institute at Tsinghua University said while giving a reason for delay in accepting human loss by China is that it wanted to refute previous disinformation that stated China suffered greater casualties than India.

Who first reported Chinese casualties?

The Northern Army Commander of India gave a figure of 45 soldiers that were killed in the Galwan clash with Indian … Read the rest

What Is Indian Agenda Of High-Level Talks With Chinese Military?

India and China have decided to hold high-level talks in the Indian Border Point Meeting hut in Chushul-Moldo to resolve the standoff at LAC on Ladakh and Sikkim border. Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, Commander of 14 Corps will meet his Chinese counterpart the Commander of the Tibet Military District.

Indian agenda for the high-level talks

According to official sources, India will insist on restoration of the previous state of affairs in all areas of eastern Ladakh. Also, India will oppose the huge build up of Chinese forces in the region and ask China not to oppose infrastructure development on the Indian side.

Chinese military has been obstructing normal patrolling by Indian troops along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh and Sikkim. Also, it alleged Indian army of trespassing into the Chinese side. The present standoff has already witnessed skirmishes between soldiers of the two armies in the Pangong Tso Lake region on May 5 and May 6.

Reason for the Indo-China standoff

India has been developing roads in the Finger area around the Pangong Tso Lake and in the Darbuk-Shayok-Daulat Beg Oldie area in Galwan Valley. But China is … Read the rest

China Upset Over US Inviting India, Russia To G7

As the president of G7, Trump wants to invite India, Australia, South Korea and Russia to the group. And he has already sent his invites to the countries. But he is yet to receive confirmation from those nations.

China criticized US move on G7

China said that any move to seclude China in the global platform was doomed to fail. It said that China believed all international organizations and conferences should be conducive to mutual trust between countries. It further said that any attempt to make a small circle against China would become unpopular.

Russia yet to respond to the G7 call

Russia was a former ally of G8 before it was expelled from the group in 2014 by then US President Barack Obama. Obama took the strong step of ousting Russia from the group after Russia took Crimea. Since then Russia had developed a close strategic partnership with China. But the reports are that Russia has shown interest in joining the group.

G7 invitees

G7 is a group of seven developed economies – US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada. The group members hold annual presidency and they … Read the rest

US Worried Over Increased Chinese Presence On LAC Said Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mentioned India-China stand off while attacking China in Marc Thiessen and Danielle Pletka of AEI’s ”What The Hell Is Going On” Podcast.

China increasing forces along LAC

Mike Pompeo said that China had moved its forces up to north of India along Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh and Sikkim. He said that both the armies building up their strength was a clear indication of escalating tension. He further said that the hardening of positions continued even two separate face-offs between India and China.

China hiding truth in coronavirus pandemic

Pompeo alleged that the Communist Party of China (CPC) continued to hide and delay the response on coronavirus pandemic that began in Wuhan in China. Also, he alleged that the CPC robbed the Chinese people in China and Hong Kongers in Hong Kong of their freedom. He said that the authoritarian regime in China had an impact on the people around the world.

Mike Pompeo said that the above mentioned two incidents reveal the true nature of the Communist Party of China. He alleged that China continued … Read the rest