A China multiplica, neste fim de Maio, os focos de tensão, facto que alguns analistas interpretam como uma tentativa para ocultar as fragilidades internas do “imperador” Xi Jinping.
Ao mesmo tempo que ordena aos militares que se preparem para combater, que aponta Taiwan como alvo, que cria um conflito com o Canadá (devido uma sentença desfavorável à responsável financeira da Huawey), que ameaça estados europeus, a Austrália e também os USA e outros, que ‘cilindra’ o estatuto de Hong-Kong, a China mergulha num conflito fronteiriço com a India que, dada a gravidade da situação, Trump já se ofereceu para intermediar.
Oferta que a Índia acaba de rejeitar… A “Nikkei” faz o ponto da situação neste duelo no topo do mundo, na fronteira do Himalaia, a cerca de 5 mil metros de altitude.
India and China face off along disputed Himalayan border
Chinese troops hold ground as Beijing’s conciliatory tone fails to ease tensions
Nikkei Asian Review | May 28, 2020 19:49
NEW DELHI — Indian and Chinese troops are engaged in a tense standoff along the Himalayan border amid fears that the latest military confrontation could turn far more serious than the Doklam conflict that lasted 73 days in 2017.
U.S. President Donald Trump offered to mediate on Wednesday after Chinese troops were alleged to have encroached on to Indian territory. “We have informed both India and China that the United States is ready, willing and able to mediate or arbitrate their now raging border dispute,” he tweeted.
India’s foreign ministry on Thursday did not directly acknowledge the Trump proposal, while Beijing had yet to react.
“We are engaged with the Chinese side to peacefully resolve this issue,” Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said during an online media briefing Thursday evening in response to questions on Trump’s offer.
“Our troops have taken a very responsible approach toward border management,” Srivastava said after questions on the ongoing standoff.
“India is committed to the objective of maintenance of peace and tranquility in the border areas with China,” he said. “At the same time, we remain firm in our resolve to ensuring India’s sovereignty and national security.”
The standoff began on May 5 when Indian and Chinese soldiers clashed at Pangong Tso, a lake 14,000 feet above sea level in the Himalayan region of Ladakh along their common border known as the Line of Actual Control, or LAC. Troops engaged in fistfights and attacked each other with sticks and stones, leaving scores on both sides injured, local media reported. Over 1,000 Chinese soldiers had transgressed onto Indian territory …..
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