Washington, June 19: Hoping for de-escalation between the two Asian giants, US Senator said that the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) of China appears to have instigated the most violent clash between India and China in an attempt to grab territory.
“On land, for the sake of grabbing territory, the PLA appears to have instigated the most violent clash between China and India since those nations went to war in 1962,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a major foreign policy speech on the floor of the House.
His remarks came after the violent face off between Armies of India And China st Ladakh’s Galwan Valley in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed and there are reports of many taken hostage by PLA .
US and China have been at loggerheads since 2018 and referring to the United States being engaged in building a big front against Beijing, he said that China topped the list of countries, threatening the interest of the US and its allies.
“Needless to say, the rest of the world has watched with grave concern this violent exchange between two nuclear states. We are encouraging de-escalation and hoping for peace,” McConnell said.
“But the world could not have received a clearer reminder that the PRC is dead-set on brutalizing people within their own borders, challenging and remaking the international order anew in their image to include literally redrawing the world map,” he said.
He said the Chinese Communist Party has used the pandemic they helped worsen as a smokescreen for ratcheting up their oppression of Hong Kong and advancing their control and influence throughout the region.
Mentioning the South China Sea and the concerns of Japan, he said “At sea, they have stepped up their menacing of Japan near the Senkaku Islands.”
“In the skies, Chinese jets have intruded into Taiwanese airspace four separate times in a matter of days,” the top GOP Senator said in his speech.
The United Kingdom is contemplating on China’s Huawei Technologies Co. from its 5G telecommunications network after saying it could participate. Japan too has offered a concession to companies to reshore supply chains from China.The European Union also levied tariffs against Chinese-subsidized companies based outside China.