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China's Xi Urges Military to be Ready for War Amid 'Risks and Challenges' in 2019

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posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 06:00 AM
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This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of People’s Republic of China , to mark the event President Xi Jinping is putting China on a war footing citing “unprecedented risks and challenges” in 2019 which include tensions with the United States over its incursions in the South China Sea and China's claims over Taiwan which the US are sworn to protect.

“The world is facing a period of major changes never seen in a century, and China is still in an important period of strategic opportunity for development,” the official Xinhua News Agency quoted Xi as saying.

He stressed that the military should focus on improving its ability to respond quickly and effectively to contingencies, as well as upgrading joint operations capabilities and fostering new combat forces and training under “combat conditions.”

Xi also signed a mobilization order for the training of the armed forces, the CMC’s first order of the year, which requires all units of the People’s Liberation Army “to welcome the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China with ‘excellent performance,’ ” according to the state-run Global Times newspaper.


Experts say a military parade scheduled to be held in Beijing’s iconic Tiananmen Square to mark the anniversary will be one of the most important events of the year for Xi’s ruling Communist Party.

“A military that can fight and win a war will be presented then,” the Global Times quoted Beijing-based military expert and commentator Song Zhongping as saying.

“Excellent performance means the capability to always effectively safeguard national security when the military is summoned at any time,” Song added.

The challenges Xi spoke of echoed a New Year’s Day editorial published by the People’s Liberation Army Daily, the military’s official newspaper.
“Drilling soldiers and war preparations are the fundamental jobs and work focus of our military, and at no time should we allow any slack in these areas,” the newspaper wrote, according to the South China Morning Post.

“We should be well prepared for all directions of military struggle and comprehensively improve troops’ combat response in emergencies … to ensure we can meet the challenge and win when there is a situation.”


A possible highlight of a military parade scheduled for October to mark the 70th anniversary could come in the first public sight of the Dongfeng-41 intercontinental ballistic missile.

Still, it also noted Beijing’s ability “to make Washington pay an unbearable price if the U.S. infringes on China” — specifically mentioning the 70th anniversary and the possible public debut of “Chinese deterrence’s trump card,” the Dongfeng-41 intercontinental ballistic missile, which is believed capable of striking all of the U.S.

The editorial also urged China to carry out more maritime combat exercises with live ammunition, “especially training to strike aircraft carriers,” an implicit threat to the U.S.

“There is no need to worry that doing so would make Washington unhappy,” it said. “Making them concerned is the whole point of the exercise.”
www.japantimes.co.jp...


It's a good thing that Donald Trump and Mr Xi are friends otherwise this could be of some concern.
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posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 06:41 AM
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Being here in Japan and not so far from the Japaneses military and in Hiroshima, it is well know that the Chinese would never attack the land of Japan or any American war vessel. They both know that to "not to win" but to not even "conquer" super have to use the weapon of mass destruction .



posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 06:45 AM
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a reply to: musicismagic

I wouldn't expect an attack on Japan or an American vessel unless provoked but I do expect more movement toward regaining control of Taiwan.



posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 06:50 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: musicismagic

I wouldn't expect an attack on Japan or an American vessel unless provoked but I do expect more movement toward regaining control of Taiwan.


No. Not at all.
Taiwan is under the blanket of the US. China 's only way of gaining a hold of the country is what that is happening in the US, turn the people against the govt. that has no common sense.



posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 07:00 AM
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Since Ms Tsai, who is from the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party, became Taiwan's President in 2016, Beijing has been increasing pressure on the self-ruled island.

It suspects that Ms Tsai wants to push for Taiwan's formal independence, which is a red line for Beijing.

Meanwhile, Ms Tsai yesterday responded to China's continued threats, calling on the international community to support and defend Taiwan's democracy and way of life.
www.straitstimes.com...


Taiwan are not so sure.


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posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 07:01 AM
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The US movement now in Japan is now on more active searches with the Japanese Defense Forces. I live over the flight ways of the airplanes. There has been an increase of activity due to the build up of the artificial islands.
China will continue to build these islands up.
Vietnam is really pissed off about this.
American battle ships will now enter and area that the Chinese say they cant go into
The troops here in Japan are quite nervous
High tension



posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 07:02 AM
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originally posted by: musicismagic
Being here in Japan and not so far from the Japaneses military and in Hiroshima, it is well know that the Chinese would never attack the land of Japan or any American war vessel. They both know that to "not to win" but to not even "conquer" super have to use the weapon of mass destruction .


LMAO

You think they wont shoot at the US military if the US attacks the chinese military?

I happen to be in Japan too and I think it is Japan that would never fight in a war again. The people here in Japan actually believe that the USA will protect them and they wont need to fight if a war were to break out.



posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 07:07 AM
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This is not big news in the US.
Here this is very big news.
Military families are very tense.
Trump is a not a war monger
But he has to stand by those countries that count on the US for protection
As you may not no the Yen lost 4 yen against the dollar, something behinds the curtains are happening



posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 07:10 AM
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You think they wont shoot at the US military if the US attacks the chinese military?

I don't think he meant that , if attacked any nation has the right of defence and China would defend themselves but I doubt America would want to open that can of worms.



posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 07:12 AM
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originally posted by: FormOfTheLord

originally posted by: musicismagic
Being here in Japan and not so far from the Japaneses military and in Hiroshima, it is well know that the Chinese would never attack the land of Japan or any American war vessel. They both know that to "not to win" but to not even "conquer" super have to use the weapon of mass destruction .


LMAO

You think they wont shoot at the US military if the US attacks the chinese military?

I happen to be in Japan too and I think it is Japan that would never fight in a war again. The people here in Japan actually believe that the USA will protect them and they wont need to fight if a war were to break out.


Wrong
Japanese military people are tough. You may not know it but many of the fisherman boats on the west coast have radar to the Japanese military.



posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 07:27 AM
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It looks to me like China basically called Taiwans bluff. Now Taiwan is trying to backtrack and say they are open to unification talks as long as they arent thretened and can continue to have the freedom of democracy. There is a big divide in Taiwan amongst the people who are for and against gaining independance through military means. In my opinon the people of Taiwan would rather give up their freedom then face a war in which they would lose anyway and give up their freedom. There is also a feeling amongst chinese they shouldnt fight amongst themselves.




Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen open to cross-strait talks, but has some demands for Beijing first
www.scmp.com...
“As a democracy, cross-strait interaction must follow the rules and oversight of the people of Taiwan, and therefore any discussions must be between governments that are representative of the people on both sides,” Tsai said on Saturday.

She identified a lack of mutual trust as the key problem keeping the two sides from consulting on a possible way of dealing with each other.

“The lack of democracy and protection of human rights, as well as the military threats from China are the major reasons [that people here do not trust Beijing],” Tsai said.

This was why majority opinion in Taiwan opposed cross-strait unification, as people there did not want to live in a system without democracy and human rights, she said.

Asked if the Tsai administration would want talks with Beijing, Tsai said her government did not oppose talks, but Beijing must “move towards democracy, protect human rights and renounce the use of force against us”.

“Only when the two sides step up efforts to accumulate adequate trust will the room for [negotiation] be widened and options [for talks] increased,” she said.


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posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 07:36 AM
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originally posted by: gortex


It's a good thing that Donald Trump and Mr Xi are friends otherwise this could be of some concern.


don't worry, perhaps the next president of the US will be the war monger you want.



posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 07:37 AM
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originally posted by: musicismagic

originally posted by: FormOfTheLord

originally posted by: musicismagic
Being here in Japan and not so far from the Japaneses military and in Hiroshima, it is well know that the Chinese would never attack the land of Japan or any American war vessel. They both know that to "not to win" but to not even "conquer" super have to use the weapon of mass destruction .


LMAO

You think they wont shoot at the US military if the US attacks the chinese military?

I happen to be in Japan too and I think it is Japan that would never fight in a war again. The people here in Japan actually believe that the USA will protect them and they wont need to fight if a war were to break out.


Wrong
Japanese military people are tough. You may not know it but many of the fisherman boats on the west coast have radar to the Japanese military.


I do not think the Japanese military is tough at all, they dont really have a fighting force.

Recently they altered their constitution to be able to fight however most of the people disagree with that choice.

Japan is in my opinion a pacifist nation and would rather make a deal or capituate than fight a war.



posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 07:57 AM
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Taiwan is China target. F-16 is no match for J-10B/C let alone J-20.



posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 08:58 AM
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I’m guessing the recent far side of the moon landing, tethered up to line-of-sight sat coms, has nothing to do with this perceived ‘war footing’.

Lots of commerce in the South China Sea and Taiwan is a nice little prize, but China still buys oil on the open market and continues to buy US treasuries, so I’d wager a guess that if anyone capitulates, it’ll be China.

If the US could keep the Chinese from stealing its intellectual property, it’d quickly become a “guns over butter” problem for the 800 million still living in abject poverty in China.

We’ll see...space seems to be the best option for military ‘war footing’, if indeed that’s what is really being planned versus rhetoric.



posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 09:43 AM
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a reply to: gortex

I think this is posturing for the trade deals.

Even if there wasn't a full scale world War, the west would sanction and isolate China should tensions get too high.

Seeing as the west can't conquer China, and vise versa, what would be the goal?



posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 09:50 AM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: gortex

I think this is posturing for the trade deals.

Even if there wasn't a full scale world War, the west would sanction and isolate China should tensions get too high.

Seeing as the west can't conquer China, and vise versa, what would be the goal?


The goal is to give Taiwan to China? China will never relinquish Taiwan. Bu zhan er qu ren zhi bing. Conquer without fighting. Sun Tzu. J-20 can probably intimidate Taiwan into surrendering and intimidate America from fighting. J-20 is a beast.



posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 01:15 PM
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a reply to: gortex

well when your economy is going in the crapper nothing helps with misdirection better than cries of war...text book



posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 03:51 PM
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a reply to: FormOfTheLord
Wrong, I’ve spent time with the Japanese navy, they’re very capable



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