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Mao: A Chinese madman’s legacy of enmity


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India and China are both peace-loving nations. They do not like the use of force and have never had the ambition to conquer the world. According to well-known scholars, that is the reason why, unlike Egypt, Babylon and others, their old civilisations have been able to survive for thousands of years.

Now, there is constant tension along the borders of the two peace-loving nations. Both countries have incurred great expense in deploying troops and building roads in the barren border areas without any economic returns.

Foolish!

Why? Because long ago, a Chinese mad man named Mao Zedong launched a foolish war against India along the border. He won the war, but did not keep the land or the prisoners and military equipment captured from India. He just wanted to humiliate India. As a result, the enmity between the two great nations has remained for decades.

Now, both sides are trying hard to mend ties and have achieved close economic relations, but the enmity remains. Even during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent friendly visit, there was standoff between the border troops of the two nations. Fortunately, the leaders of both countries are wise and have the desire to overcome the enmity.

Reuters reports today that the two countries will hold joint counter-terror drill to build mutual trust. It is a very good beginning.

Chinese people have to learn lessons from Mao’s stupid war. Victory in war does not bring benefit to a country.

Chinese victory in the Korean War made Mao so arrogant as to look down on the science and technology that the US was strong of, because he had defeated them regardless. His arrogance made him believe he could achieve whatever he wanted. As a result, he pursued rash economic growth resulting in the death by starvation of tens of millions of people.

He did not learn the lessons of his failure and launched his Cultural Revolution against not only science and technology, but even culture and knowledge. The consequence was even more serious than the starvation.

The victory of his stupid war against India has given rise to an enmity between China and India that is very difficult to overcome.

Now, as China has become much stronger, some Chinese people have grown arrogant and demand that China has to fight wars against Taiwan, Japan, Russia, India, Mongolia, Vietnam and the Philippines within the coming five decades. If they really fight the wars, they may bring an end to China’s wonderful civilisation.

The following is the full text of Reuters report on the joint Chinese-Indian drills:

After border row, India, China plan counter-terror drills to build trust

India will hold counter-terrorism exercises with China despite a recent face-off on their disputed border, officials said, in a sign the two governments want to manage their deep differences.

India, which under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has struck an assertive national security posture, also agreed to China’s request to move next month’s exercises away from the border with Pakistan with which China shares a close relationship.

The manoeuvres will come just weeks after thousands of Indian and Chinese soldiers confronted each other on their de facto border in the western Himalayas, accusing each other of building roads and observations posts in disputed territory.

“The exercises are a confidence-building measure, it is in everyone’s interest,” Jayadeva Ranade, the China specialist on India’s National Security Advisory Board, told Reuters.

“It doesn’t mean anyone is conceding anything.”

The row in the Chumar sector of the Ladakh region erupted just as China’s President Xi Jinping was visiting New Delhi for his first summit with Modi since the Indian leader’s election in May. The leaders of the Asian giants aim to ramp up commercial ties.
India sees the anti-terrorism collaboration with China as a way to highlight the threat they both face from Islamist militants in Pakistan.

It had arranged for the Chinese to practise mock assaults in Bhatinda, about 110 km (70 miles) from the Pakistan border.

HOT BORDER

But last week China sought a change in the location of only the second such exercises after tension rose on the India-Pakistan border with the two sides exchanging fire, killing civilians.

“China had agreed to it initially, but then they opted for a change because the border got hot,” said an Indian military source, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The two armies will field 103 soldiers each for the “hand-in-hand” manoeuvres in the western city of Pune that involve scenarios such as recapturing a border post taken over by terrorists, the military source said.

India has long faced attacks that it blames on Pakistan based militant groups such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba which has links with Pakistani security agents.

China says it faces a threat from Islamists in its far western region of Xinjiang, some of whom it says have received training overseas, including in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

But China remains a close ally of Pakistan and says it supports and appreciates Islamabad’s efforts to fight terrorism. China declined a previous Indian proposal to hold exercises in the Rajasthan desert, which also shares a border with Pakistan.

The large armies of India and China, who fought a brief war in 1962, have limited interaction and the exercises themselves are nowhere near the scale and sophistication of India’s annual war games with the United States involving thousands of naval, army and air force personnel.

“The India-China joint operations are meant to open a channel of communication between soldiers at the medium- and low-levels,” said Srikanth Kondapalli, a China specialist at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University.

“It builds a bit of trust, especially after the Chumar incident.”

Source: Reuters “After border row, India, China plan counter-terror drills to build trust”
 
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Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee

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4 thoughts on “Mao: A Chinese madman’s legacy of enmity

  1. Just thought that it is odd and strange that the so called border incursions always happen when top Chinese leaders visit India eg during the last 2 visits when PM Li Keqiang & President Xi.

    It seems to me that there are some rogue military elements chereograh the incidents.

    Like

    Posted by Asianviews | October 27, 2014, 10:12 am

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