US media: Washington may have helped China in the Sino Indian conflict

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 US media: Washington may have helped China in the Sino Indian conflict


If these claims are true and the border conflict between China and India does not happen by chance, then we must think about the motivation of Beijing to do so. The original idea, especially from the US political observers in China, is to link Beijings series of actions in the actual control line with its broader tough measures, including the recent measures taken by Beijing against Hong Kong. They believe that the United States is stuck in the new crown epidemic at home, and Beijing took advantage of the power vacuum in Asia to send a signal to its neighbors that China is beginning to take control of the region.

But it may be wrong to deliberately link Beijings actions on the line of control with Chinas broader radical policies. In fact, there are signs that China has taken these actions in part in response to a series of unilateral actions last year that the United States supported India.

In August last year, the Indian government abolished the nominal autonomy of the greater Jammu and Kashmir region and annexed the disputed region that had a state status in the Indian constitution. New Delhi is divided into two separate areas with the original state: Jammu Kashmir area and Ladakh area, which is the area where China claims sovereignty and recently invades and stays. At the beginning of this month, Wang Shida, a Chinese scholar, published an article on the official China economic network, which seemed to link Indias annexation of Kashmir with the recent incident of China India real control line, claiming that New Delhi forced China into the Kashmir dispute and greatly increased the difficulty of solving the border issue between China and India. As Wang Shida said, Beijings official response to Indias takeover of Kashmir is indeed very strong, although many observers think China is only making symbolic moves to appease its ally Pakistan.

Indeed, it seems that both New Delhi and Washington have seriously misjudged Beijings response to Indias annexation of Kashmir last year. Although many us analysts see Indias move as the last window paper, they ignore what Indian officials, including its interior minister Amit Shah, have said, hinting that India will extend its executive power to parts of Kashmir controlled by China and Pakistan. In addition, the United States, especially the State Department, acquiesced to Indias annexation of Kashmir, implying that Indias annexation of Kashmir could promote the prosperity and development of the region, and distracted the attention of Congress from reviewing Indias strict blockade measures in Kashmir. Despite President Trumps offer on several occasions to reconcile the differences between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, the U.S. bureaucracy, including Alice wells, the then chief diplomat in South Asia, has always insisted on downplaying the proposal.

When India tries to make the merger of Kashmir a fait accompli, the United States provides cover for India. So its no surprise that China is now ready to build its own fait accompli. The United States, endorsing the unilateralism of New Delhi and trying to support India to become a regional hegemony, may have inadvertently contributed to the rise of China in South Asia as a result of Washingtons doing so.

China earthquake rescue team in Nepal in 2015 photo source: xinhua.com

Although Washingtons expansion of its influence in India will cause obvious anxiety in other small countries, it is still determined to do so. The United States regards India as a key country to integrate the regional economy. U.S. funding for the construction of a power line in Nepal has caused a lot of controversy in Nepal, because it would be considered that Nepal is tied to the U.S. strategy of supporting India and suppressing China.

Similarly, Sri Lanka and India have a tangled history. Despite criticism that Chinas loans have drawn the country into a debt trap, Sri Lankas political factions see pleasing China as a way to offset Indias influence. India has interfered in Sri Lankas internal affairs before. For example, India has trained and armed Sri Lankas Tamil Tiger organization to help it carry out terrorist activities.

As the trade deficit and the amount of loans grow, South Asian countries, including Pakistan, may regret investing in China economically. But the United States has also made a strategic mistake - conniving at Indias worst nature. U.S. policy makers regard India as a powerful country in South Asia, and ignore Indias military actions and unilateralism in recent decades. But many of Indias neighbors have very different views from the United States, and they still remember the aggression in Indias history. Finally, they turned to China to balance Indias influence.

The United States has maintained good relations with India and Pakistan. It could have provided meaningful assistance to India and Pakistan for the two countries to negotiate and resolve the Kashmir dispute. But Trumps appointees blocked Trumps mediation proposals and pushed American policy in another direction, greatly encouraging the revisionist tendencies of Indians. As a result, the United States not only lost a potential historical opportunity, failed to bring peace and enhance its prestige to South Asia, but also made itself trapped in the dispute between China, India and Pakistan. The behavior of the United States has changed the regional order in South Asia and forced the situation in South Asia to develop in the direction of bipolar confrontation, in which China and Pakistan are one side, India and the United States to some extent are the other.

(function(){( window.slotbydup=window .slotbydup||[]).push({id:u6056789,container:ssp_ 6056789, async:true }Indian officials often say they want to fight on two fronts with China and Pakistan. Although it is unlikely that such a scenario of two-line war will occur at present, Indias Nationalist government, encouraged by the United States and fighting with all its might, will be in danger of falling into two-line war if it does not revise its current regional policies in the next few years. In view of the huge gap between India and China in terms of conventional military power, and the continuous strengthening of cooperation between China and Pakistan, India is unable to fight on the same lines. Moreover, India and the United States do not see each other as allies. So it would be a big mistake for New Delhi to expect aid from the United States. Chinas invasion of the real control line gives India and the United States an opportunity to reflect, so that the two countries can assess the chain reaction of their respective South Asia policies. This reflection must begin in Kashmir. Modis remark on the discussion of the Sino Indian conflict at the National Party Congress of India reveals that the Indian defense minister has publicly stated his position on the conflict between the Chinese and Indian border personnel, but has not mentioned China. Source: observer.com Author: ALIF Rafik editor in charge: Hu Shuli_ MN7479