China’s ‘salami slicing’: Why Doklam must unite world leaders against Beijing
Commenting away from Doklam between the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said yesterday: “At this moment I can say that there are 48 Indian guards soldiers in our Donglang (Doklam) territory.”
“There are already more than a month since the incident and India are not only illegally in China, but also repair roads in the back, storing supplies, massaging many staff members armed,” said Liu Jinsong. New Delhi.
China’s history is part of a well-thought-out strategy of Beijing to approve its policy of territorial expansion, found both in the Himalayan region and the South China Sea. Doklam Standoff serves as a warning to world leaders of China’s ambitious ambitions.
THE SLICING SALAMI OF CHINA
Since the birth of communist China, it is the only country whose borders are growing at the expense of its neighbors. China continues to expand aggressive policy along its southern and eastern borders – both territorial and maritime.
The policy of Chinese expansion has a particular streak. China’s first stakes seek to force the borders of its neighbors.
Beijing reiterated its demand to all platforms and on every possible occasion, to the point that its history has been carefully designed the border regions of neighboring conflicts or disputed territory.
Observers of international affairs have called this Chinese approach to the territorial and maritime expansion of the policy of “gradual reduction”. Doklam is the latest flashpoint of sliced salami policy in China.
While India resists China’s attempt to change the borders of its neighboring Bhutan by usurping its lands, world leaders have instead observed development with remarkable silence.
When the Communist Party of China (CCP) destroyed Koumitang rule in Han-dominated territory and expelled former leaders in Taiwan, Tibet was an independent country. It was ruled by Buddhist monks who had no army and were seen as a buffer state by the leaders of British India.
China has established its eyes on Tibet and occupied it militarily by saying that it was a part of the country in antiquity. In this logic, India has the right to file a claim in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and, as some say, even Nepal. Russia could claim an even larger area.
With Tibet, China also occupied Xinjiang east of Ladakh, at the western end of the Tibetan plateau. Both tranches have doubled China’s territorial extension in the years since its inception.
The next section had to come from an indigenous territory the size of modern Switzerland – like Aksai Chin. It was part of the Principality of Jammu and Kashmir. Following its gradual cut policy in China, it sent its first communities of Han herders in Aksai Chin with instructions to hunt the local Indian sheep farmers.
In 1962, China announced its claim of Aksai Chin and Arunachal Pradesh. He was at war with India, contemporary politics was guided by the Panchsheel and not military prowess. Aksai Chin was cut off.