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“If we do not defeat India, we will regret”: how China evaluated the fighting on the border


Years of tension on the Sino-Indian border on the night of June 16, 2020 led to a clash in the Indian province of Ladakh. The Chinese media hastened to give their assessment of these sad events.

Naturally, the Chinese publications blame the Indian side for everything that happened. Indeed, relations between the two neighboring powers due to separate border regions have remained tense for many decades.

PRC calls on India to recall history lessons

The People's Daily newspaper published excerpts from a speech by the official representative of the Western zone of the People's Liberation Army of China Zhang Shuili. According to a senior military official, it was the Indian side who carried out the provocation by crossing the line of actual control and invading the territory controlled by the Chinese military.

The Indian army broke its promise and deliberately provoked a conflict, which entailed casualties and caused high tension on the border between the two countries,

- Another Chinese edition of Sohu assesses the situation.

Sohu draws attention to the concentration of a large number of Indian troops and military equipment in the border areas. According to the publication, India has the second largest army in the world. Now the Indian armed forces are actively deploying infantry and tank units on the Chinese border.

The publication also claims that India really wants to become the most powerful country in Asia, subjugating the closest countries in the region to its influence (talking about Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan) and establishing control over the entire Indian Ocean.

In another article, Sohu notes that India, since 1959, has repeatedly made attempts to invade Chinese territory, and each time these actions ended in disrepair for the Indian side. Chinese publicist Hu Xijin, drawing attention to past armed clashes between the two states, urges the Indian side to “look through the veteran’s diaries” and understand that it’s better not to quarrel with some neighbors. After all, China does not want to fight with India, but is not afraid of war.

At the same time, Chinese authors draw attention to the fact that if the war does begin, then China will be able to enlist the support of Pakistan and Nepal, because they also have serious contradictions with India. The situation in India is already seriously complicated by the consequences of the pandemic, frequent natural disasters, and the economic crisis. As for the alleged support from the United States, Sohu notes that it harms India more than it benefits it.

Military cooperation between China and Pakistan is becoming increasingly relevant

The United States is blamed for what is happening in China, as it is believed that Washington is pushing India to launch a large-scale war with China. The Chinese side is also worried by the recent agreement between India and Australia on the exchange of information and cooperation in the military-logistical field. After all, Australia is one of the most important US allies in the Asia-Pacific region.

What do ordinary Chinese say about the events in Ladakh

The Chinese audience, as expected, is outraged by the actions of India. There are warlike calls like “Crush an insect!”, “PLA is invincible!”, “Just cut India to pieces,” and some commentators accuse the “wolf” of India of wanting to “eat the lamb,” meaning little Nepal as the latter. The pressure of the Indian side on this state is also written by the Chinese press.

The current relationship between China and India is the same as between Japan and China before the Sino-Japanese War. If we do not defeat India now, this is fraught with great disaster in the future, we will regret

- warns the commentator from Beijing.

In the future, we must regain control of the main peaks of the Himalayas and oust them (Indians) from the Tibetan plateau,

- Someone Ma Fengbin from Urumqi writes.

War is a continuation of politics. There is no winner in the war. Our army is used to protect people. When foreigners invade, war is inevitable,

- Sohu reader from Guangdong reasoning.

There are deeper comments. So, a resident of Wuhan draws attention to the enormous social inequality in India and the extremely large differences in rights between representatives of various Indian castes:

India needs its own revolution, not external expansion. India has a millennial историяbut the country is very backward in every way. Indeed, in the history of India there has never been a popular revolution. This limits the Indians and therefore they should be awakened and make a revolution by overthrowing the unreasonable hierarchy.

To date, some of the forces of India and China have been diverted from the sudden line of contact.
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  1. shoroh
    shoroh 17 June 2020 22: 58
    The USA, as always, is trying to act with the wrong hands, this time Indian.
    1. Shurik70
      Shurik70 17 June 2020 23: 17
      I doubt that the United States was involved in this particular episode.
      Hindus are known precisely for their carelessness.
      I suppose there was just some idiot acting at the level of junior lieutenant.
      If the idiot was a higher level, there would be more victims.
      1. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 17 June 2020 23: 32
        I agree. Enough to look in any situation for the hand of the USA, the Kremlin, the Masons or the Jews. Sometimes war is just war.
        1. Ros 56
          Ros 56 18 June 2020 06: 21
          Oh well. It’s just that nothing is being done in the world, since a war is being fanned, then someone needs it.
          1. venik
            venik 18 June 2020 08: 45
            Quote: Ros 56
            Oh well. It’s just that nothing is being done in the world, since a war is being fanned, then someone needs it.

            good 1: 0 !!! "They took it off the tongue," Yuri! drinks
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          3. Vicontas
            Vicontas 18 June 2020 19: 41
            “If we don’t defeat India, we will regret it!” Well, guys, the flag is in your hands - the United States only dreams that you will grapple with each other and weaken yourself in their favor! So try to win - you'll regret it even more!
        2. knn54
          knn54 18 June 2020 06: 37
          - talk about Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.
          In addition to Bhutan, the PRC has thoroughly taken root in these countries bordering India.
          And the Bengalis from Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan) somehow quickly forgot who freed them from the actual occupation of Karachi.
    2. Nemchinov Vl
      Nemchinov Vl 19 June 2020 06: 12
      Quote: shoroh
      The USA, as always, is trying to act with the wrong hands, this time Indian.
      belay as it was said in the "FORMULA OF LOVE" - "have mercy, do not disturb the count. Is papa until then ?!"...
  2. Nitten
    Nitten 18 June 2020 01: 11
    It would be nice for China to remind about the "eaten" Tibet ...
  3. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 18 June 2020 03: 52
    (talking about Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan) and establishing control over the entire Indian Ocean.
    Actually, historically it's all Big India. And the Chinese occupiers are still thosefool
    1. Essex62
      Essex62 18 June 2020 07: 35
      The Chinese occupiers are very moderate. With such human resources, land was modestly cut to the Middle Kingdom.
      1. Blackmokona
        Blackmokona 18 June 2020 08: 06
        Just do not really know how to fight
  4. gorenina91
    gorenina91 18 June 2020 15: 58
    -In any case ...- China began to show .., began to show the whole world its "true physiognomy" ...
    1. cradle
      cradle 19 June 2020 07: 16
      this physiognomy is better than the Anglo-Saxon snout