China’s President Xi Jinping has asked the People’s Liberation Army to be ready for a battle in worst-case scenario Border tensions have escalated between India and China in the previous weeks. Incidents of skirmishes between both the sides were also reported.
National People’s Congress annual meeting is being held in Beijing which was attended by representatives of the People’s Liberation Army. While “attending a plenary meeting of the delegation of the People’s Liberation Army and People’s Armed Police Force on the sidelines of the annual session of parliament” Chinese President X Jinping made remarks on being ready for battle while specifically addressing the PLA representatives.
According to the official Xinhua news agency reports Mr. Xi speaking on the pandemic that it has “brought a profound impact on the global landscape and on China’s security and development as well”. It was also reported that while addressing the PLA he has “ordered the military to think about worst-case scenarios, scale up training and battle preparedness, promptly and effectively deal with all sorts of complex situations and resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests.”
While Xi had hinted on “battle preparedness” in the meeting held in 2019, this time the statements are scrutinized as a result of heightened border tensions with its neighbour India.
According to reports, Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has mentioned in a statement on 24th May that by repeatedly blaming China for the spread of Covid-19 pandemic it is forcing the diplomatic ties with China to “the brink of a new Cold War.”
Moreover, tensions have heightened in Taiwan. NPC has mentioned for “reunification” of Taiwan with the People’s Republic of China as a long-standing goal for the Communist nation.
In an address to the press, China’s Defence Ministry spokesperson, PLA Senior Colonel Wu Qian, stated “Taiwan independence is a dead-end”.
Meanwhile, clashes between Chinese troops and Hong Kong protesters have erupted once again with more intensity.
While Xi’s statement could be interpreted as to China’s imperialistic plans to its neighboring areas as well as to China’s recent aggression to establish his position as a global super-power in the international world but none of it couldn’t be ascertained as the actual motives behind this statements.