Chinese border attack to take advantage of epidemic deflection: US official



US Assistant Secretary for East Asia and Pacific Affairs David Stillwell said Thursday that Beijing's prediction that the world is distracting and taking advantage of the Kovid-19 pandemic could lead to China becoming aggressive on the Indian border. The US top diplomat made these remarks at a press conference in Hawaii, saying the Trump administration is closely monitoring the India-China situation.


Stilwell told reporters during a conference call that the latest China operations with India are similar to Beijing's previous operations on the Indian border, including Doklam.

"An explanation for (China) is the creation of many such fields in Beijing. It is estimated that the world is distracted and only focused on survival. Currently, the corona is recovering from the pandemic. It is seen as a lifting opportunity. Distracted, ”Stillwell said.

Asked about China's aggressive behavior with its neighbor India, he said: "I am going to give the official US government (in the public domain) for it, but there are many explanations for that." Reply.

"What we are doing, we are very close to the Indo-China border dispute," exchanged views after the airline meeting on the bilateral meeting between Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo and China's top diplomat Yang Xiechi. Relationships and Coronavirus Infections Wednesday.

"This activity is similar to what we have seen in the past on the border dispute with the PRC (People's Republic of China), and then, I will show them to you - I think 2015 is when Xi Jinping is in India," he said.

“The PLA (People's Liberation Army) has historically invaded the rival area deeply and for a long time, with many more than before. I don't know if this is a negotiating strategy or a punch in the nose to show my superiority, ”he said.

"But we saw the Doklam issue near Bhutan, where we saw similar concerns. I would like to know. Again, we don't have much visibility and we don't have much open communication with our Chinese counterparts. And honestly, I would like to see more of that if we can."

Stillwell did not confirm at the news conference that the ongoing skirmish on the India-China border was revealed during the Pompeii-Yang talks in Hawaii on Thursday. But a foreign ministry official has expressed concern over recent Chinese behavior in the region.

"We've been doing things outside of the PRC lately, and as you all know you're looking at the beat. We're not creative enough to look at India, the South China Sea, Hong Kong, and the problems around it. Unfortunately, things like a business on the edge don't continue to the bill," Stillwell said.

He said the US wants a fair and mutually constructive and outcome-oriented relationship with China, which means that dialogue is not just action.

Pompeo emphasized to the Chinese people at the conference that they knew they had to share all the information they had about the epidemic and how it would save lives, along with discussions on areas such as North Korea. Are intended for.

“It's not about saving the face; it's about protecting the lives.

"When I talk about a constructive and outcome-oriented relationship, those words are good, but the tasks are decided. If we have peace words, but we have aggressive actions, we increase the pressure to maintain it," he said. America is not alone in this.

“This is not a US-China incident. This is not a US-China issue. This is China vs. others. We have seen a very strong G7 announcement in Hong Kong, which indicates to the world that it is "related to this behavior."

"The purpose of these talks is to understand that the Chinese government is actually working against them, and if they come to the table with the right proposal, the US is clearly going to salute it and find ways to act," Stillwell said.

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