After defeating coronavirus, China began to act more aggressively


Having announced victory over the coronavirus, the PRC has begun to aggressively act in the near seas, writes The Diplomat, an international online magazine. The publication provides a list of marine incidents that have occurred recently in large areas from Japan to Indonesia.

We are talking about a whole series of actions - from sending a hydrographic vessel to Malaysian waters to sea rams of Vietnamese and Taiwanese ships.

It is noted that Beijing, already active and assertive, has become much more aggressive than usual. One of the reasons for this behavior is called a “triumphalism”, into which the Chinese leadership could plunge. It was decided to fix the “victory” over the coronavirus with small “victories” along the perimeter of the borders.

In addition, the Celestial Empire in this way can send warnings to neighbors so that they do not interfere in its affairs.

The lessons that Beijing learned from the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989 were the urgent need to suppress domestic unrest and smooth out its international impact. The current environment indicates that the damage caused by the events in Tiananmen will be a pale shadow compared to the damage from the pandemic

- noted in the article.

At the same time, the article expresses the idea that a chain of small incidents of this kind can lead to something more. For example, a Chinese attack on any neighboring country or on Taiwan.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 3 May 2020 23: 45
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    The Chinese love warmth, so their expansion will go to warmer climes. And in Australia, they will face the interests of India. They also want to gain a foothold there. But it is better for them to sort things out in Australia than in Asia.
    1. cmonman Offline cmonman
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) 4 May 2020 00: 55
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      Today in NI an interesting article (transl. Google):

      Will Russia become a real loser in the new Cold War between the US and China?

      Although Moscow had previously benefited from increased tensions between Washington and Beijing, recent events threaten to go too far.

      https://nationalinterest.org/feature/will-russia-be-real-loser-new-us-china-cold-war-150071

      After the events in 1989 at Tiananmen Square, the United States and the EU imposed an arms embargo on China. And then friendship between the USSR (Russia) and China flourished with might and main.

      Over the next decade, China acquired Russian fighters and missile systems as part of its military modernization, becoming the largest consumer of weapons in Russia.

      More than thirty years later, a new crisis could bring China and Russia closer together. The outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus in Wuhan, China’s industrial center, has grown into a global pandemic and economic depression over the past few months, triggering an international reaction against China.

      Amid recent unrest, Russia was one of the few countries that sided with China against its critics. As the current global health crisis is becoming increasingly geopolitical, Moscow and Beijing are looking for each other for support.

      Criticism of China in the international arena.

      The Trump administration accuses China of an outbreak of illness and an increasing number of Republican senators are threatening to pass punitive legislation against the People's Republic. Numerous European governments have accused China of seeking to exploit the crisis for political gain and sending them faulty test equipment.

      Even some of China’s close African partners have come up against criticism in Beijing for discriminating against their citizens in public health restrictions.
      Several key Asian heavyweights, on the other hand, have begun to rely less on China. Earlier this month, Japan announced that it would offer local companies financial incentives to transfer production to China. India has introduced new restrictions on foreign investment to prevent Chinese buyers from “opportunist takeover” of their companies.

      Russian President Vladimir Putin has also criticized criticism that China did not act fast enough to contain the pandemic as “counterproductive” during a telephone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping on April 16. But the Russian leader went even further, praising the "consistent and effective actions" undertaken by the Chinese authorities to combat the virus and the announcement that the crisis served as "additional evidence of the special nature of the Russian-Chinese comprehensive strategic partnership.

      The general idea of ​​getting rid of the dollar, gas and oil contracts bring the two countries together. But some academics warn that

      ... "The ongoing intensification of the confrontation between the United States and China poses serious problems for Russia, because the more serious this conflict becomes, the greater the pressure on Russia, which does not want to do what it does not want to do," he said.
      Suslov added that China’s increasingly assertive foreign policy is another source of concern for Moscow.
      “For many Russian observers, it seems that the coronavirus has destroyed yet another political and psychological limitation of China’s foreign policy, which did not allow China to promote itself as a model for others and declare itself as a global leader.

      In the past decade, Russia and China have called for the “principle of non-interference” in the internal affairs of others. Indeed, their general rejection of US efforts to advance global democracy has served as a key unifying factor for the two countries. However, Suslov warned that an encouraged China might ultimately demand that Russia follow suit.
      Until now, Russia has watched with admiration the struggle of China with the coronavirus. Can too much triumphalism on the part of Beijing threaten to turn these warm feelings into a grudge?

      Russia has always been distinguished by extremes in feelings - love wide open or hatred to the grave. Love for China is now, but China was and is on its own mind, it can not be trusted. He darts the land / business without even choking. And clings to a dead grip.
      He has no friends; he does not make them. There are addicts, including Russia. And China will make it clear when it will be necessary ....
      1. isofat Offline isofat
        isofat (isofat) 4 May 2020 01: 48
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        cmonman, you’d better tell how you fight viruses.
        1. Pivander Offline Pivander
          Pivander (Alex) 4 May 2020 18: 01
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          And what to fight with them? They have always been and will be. It is a pity who dies from them, but such is nature.
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        123 (123) 4 May 2020 19: 59
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        Russia has always been distinguished by extremes in feelings - love wide open or hatred to the grave. Love for China is now, but China was and is on its own mind, it can not be trusted. He darts the land / business without even choking. And clings to a dead grip.
        He has no friends; he does not make them. There are addicts, including Russia. And China will make it clear when it will be necessary ....

        Yes, yes, China will occupy everything, occupy it, take away money, and yet all this could fall into good democratic American hands. That would be so wonderful. Instead of dependence on China, you can become America’s allies, it’s much more attractive, but as it sounds - ALLY fellow This is not some vassal, however, if you do not agree with something, then you are sanctioned. laughing For point 1. The hegemon is always right. Swam, we know. yes
        No friends in politics. Interests alone. Now Russian and Chinese are the same.
        1. cmonman Offline cmonman
          cmonman (Garik Mokin) 4 May 2020 23: 33
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          No friends in politics. Interests alone. Now Russian and Chinese are the same.

          Do they coincide? And on vassal (your favorite word) is Russia?

          The reason for this article was 2 media reports. The first is China’s regrets about “the loss of Chinese territory - Sakhalin and the oil around it”, the second - about the construction of 30 plants in Russia. The second message is presented to us as some achievement of Sino-Russian friendship, which will benefit Russia.
          Already in the process of building 30 plants, from materials produced in Russia, workers from Russia in the same regions, the budget will begin to receive tax deductions. Builders and manufacturers of building materials will be provided with both work and orders. Not China, but Russia.
          The benefits to Russia are obvious. The second thought is, will Russians from these regions work at these factories? And the last thing it all ends in, Africa will help us deal with this.
          In Africa, too, it all began fabulously. Investments, factories, infrastructure. 5% growth in African countries. Turnover exceeded $ 300 billion.
          To begin with, only Chinese work in factories built by China in Africa. Those. China created jobs for itself in Africa. Moreover, exporting oil and minerals from Africa, China is back importing cheap Chinese consumer goods. Thus, local industry was "killed" and the number of jobs decreased. With ecology in Africa, the same thing happens as in Russia, where the Chinese “swept”.

          Well, etc. By the way, get acquainted with the experience of introducing China into the Asian former Soviet republics. There, people are already demonstrating against the enslavement of China.
          So, no matter how much you want 123, I would like to, but the Russian Far East will be a vassal of China, because there is simply no one to work there.
          About -

          ..but all this could fall into good democratic American hands.

          - then you flatter yourself. Amer deeply spit on the natural wealth of Russia (full of its own, and easily accessible), but the brains of Russia themselves swim / go / fly to the United States. So, more modest about yourself, more modest.
          Do you like China? Friends, no problem!

          During the construction of more than 30 plants in Russia, an enclave will be formed that will have a common border with China. With a low indigenous population in the Far East and Siberia, very quickly the Chinese nation will begin to exceed the size of the living Russians. According to the UN declaration, the Chinese people will have the full right to autonomy, as long as part of Russia. This is a compact residence in a particular area, a common language, one nationality.

          If Russia, taking care of the Russian-speaking population, has sent troops to the Crimea and the Donbass, then China will do the same in the Far East. Good Luck !!!
          1. isofat Offline isofat
            isofat (isofat) 5 May 2020 00: 08
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            Monman, Answer please. After coronavirus, besides the disease itself, are there any complications?
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            123 (123) 5 May 2020 00: 58
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            No friends in politics. Interests alone. Now Russian and Chinese are the same.

            Do they coincide? And on vassal (your favorite word) is Russia?

            Even as they match. yes China has the right size for the economy, Russia has a decent nuclear arsenal of situation, they complement each other. There is practically nothing to counter this with citizens across the ocean. All sanctions remain, but they are limited and they do not bring results. If we go further, this will lead to the dismantling of the current financial system, I think the consequences are clear to you.

            The reason for this article was 2 media reports. The first is China’s regrets about “the loss of Chinese territory - Sakhalin and the oil around it”, the second - about the construction of 30 plants in Russia.

            For Sakhalin, let the Japanese take this turn, and certainly it was some Taiwanese newspaper with American money. yes 30 factories - yes, I wonder, are they noticeable against the general background? Approximately as many productions are opened monthly.
            I read about Africa, yes, no luck guys No. That their Europeans with the Americans ripped off, now also the Chinese have been added. Evidently, Russia will have to restore order and squeeze its share. yes

            Well, etc. By the way, get acquainted with the experience of introducing China into the Asian former Soviet republics. There, people are already demonstrating against the enslavement of China.

            Do it right yes this is our zone of influence, let them clean.

            So no matter how much you would like 123, but the Russian Far East will be a vassal of China, because there is simply no one to work there.

            Soon there will be more Indians. It will not be enough - we’ll bring someone else. yes

            Regarding "..and all this could fall into good democratic American hands," then you flatter yourself. Amer deeply spit on the natural wealth of Russia (its full, and easy to reach)

            Truth? And look at the statistics, it seems, and do not spit. No.

            USA is the largest Russian investor

            https://www.rbc.ru/economics/14/06/2019/5d022dfb9a79472f5bc8e4ce

            but the brains of Russia themselves float / ride / fly to the United States.

            Even according to your data, 4-8 thousand per year. Whatever the foreign agent Levada Center broadcasts, the outflow is not so serious.

            https://inosmi.ru/social/20190716/245475409.html

            They want - they leave, they want - they come, no one is holding anyone.

            So modest about yourself, more modest.

            Much more modest? belay Modesty and courtesy are our everything. yes

            Do you like China? Friends, no problem!

            What's again? belay What is friendship?

            During the construction of more than 30 plants in Russia, an enclave will be formed that will have a common border with China. With a low indigenous population in the Far East and Siberia, very quickly the Chinese nation will begin to exceed the size of the living Russians. According to the UN declaration, the Chinese people will have the full right to autonomy, as long as part of Russia. This is a compact residence in a particular area, a common language, one nationality.

            In the United States, more than 3,5 million Chinese, about 1,2% of the population, most of all in New York, are we waiting for the New York People's Republic? At the same time, we will see how you will respond to its recognition by the UN. laughing

            If Russia, taking care of the Russian-speaking population, has sent troops to the Crimea and the Donbass, then China will do the same in the Far East.

            Maybe first we look at the Chinese landing in Manhattan?
            And good luck to you. hi
            1. Digital error Offline Digital error
              Digital error (Eugene) 5 May 2020 01: 20
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              Quote: 123
              It’s not enough - we’ll bring someone else

              They go themselves. Was in 2015 in Tomsk - so there every 4-5th Korean feels there.

              Quote: 123
              At the same time, let's see how you will respond to its recognition by the UN

              Located ... In New York. In complete surroundings (soon - in blockade? wassat ) Chinese. smile
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                123 (123) 5 May 2020 01: 25
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                They go themselves. Was in 2015 in Tomsk - so there every 4-5th Korean feels there.

                We have been full of Koreans since Soviet times. yes As I understand it, at one time they left the Japanese civilizers.

                Located ... In New York. Fully surrounded (soon - in the blockade?) Of the Chinese

                Aha yes That's the whole thing. laughing Let them try to vote wrong. winked
            2. Digital error Offline Digital error
              Digital error (Eugene) 5 May 2020 01: 33
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              Quote: 123
              China has the right size for the economy, Russia has a decent nuclear arsenal

              This is a situational symbiosis. As soon as Russia loses its nuclear arsenal, China will turn into a jackal and immediately come running to tear our Far Eastern "belly". As soon as China stops buying our oil and gas, it will go alone "around the world" to the UN and with Tibet, and with Taiwan, and with the South China (?) Sea.
              1. 123 Online 123
                123 (123) 5 May 2020 01: 41
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                This is a situational symbiosis.

                But I did not state the opposite.

                As soon as Russia loses its nuclear arsenal, China will turn into a jackal and immediately come running to tear our Far Eastern "belly".

                The loss of an arsenal is an unlikely development. How it can happen without defeat in the war, however, I can’t imagine a full-scale war if it exists.

                As soon as China stops buying our oil and gas, it will go alone "around the world" to the UN and with Tibet, and with Taiwan, and with the South China (?) Sea.

                If it stops, then not soon, alternative delivery routes are not controlled by them, and pipes are cheaper.
                1. Digital error Offline Digital error
                  Digital error (Eugene) 5 May 2020 02: 16
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                  Quote: 123
                  Arsenal loss - unlikely development

                  Perhaps, but "colleagues", they are "partners", have been insisting on this for a long time. In particular, the former US ambassador to the Russian Federation McFaul, with no hesitation in his eyes, proposed to equip every nuclear weapon in the Russian Federation with a GPS tracker - for transparency and transparency of intentions, of course. Well, since we are partners in disarmament, we must trust each other. lol At the same time, the partners did not process their weapons-grade plutonium into "nothing", as we did, but "buried them in deep formations with elevators operating around the clock."
                  Moreover, we “managed to agree” with “colleagues” in the IMF (the main “shareholder” is the United States) on raising the retirement age and raising the VAT - probably for the sake of investing the released money in “high-quality foreign assets in order to save for future generations” ...

                  Quote: 123
                  pipe cheaper

                  There is an opinion that a 20 (30? I don’t remember exactly) - year contract for the supply of gas to China via the Power of Siberia (allegorical - the power of Siberia flows to China, and before that there was a mistake with the “national treasure” - apparently, the leadership was working PR people do not evaluate in any way and "their people" have been sitting there for decades, regardless of the results of PR), if it is not unprofitable, then we do not pay off in the indicated perspective and was concluded only in an urgent attempt to patch the "budget hole" formed after the introduction of the "colleagues" of the "Crimean sanctions ".
                  1. 123 Online 123
                    123 (123) 5 May 2020 09: 29
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                    Perhaps, but "colleagues", they are "partners", have been insisting on this for a long time. In particular, the former US ambassador to the Russian Federation McFaul, with no hesitation in his eyes, proposed to equip every nuclear weapon in the Russian Federation with a GPS tracker - for transparency and transparency of intentions, of course. Well, since we are partners in disarmament, we must trust each other.

                    Colleagues are creative people, I still remember the overseas admiral was shown in the 90s, he was telling the public in the same eye (apparently there was one on duty) about the unnecessary costs of his own Navy, because why do we need a fleet, if there is an American, always ready come to the rescue, and money (for the prescription of years I can’t say verbatim, something like) can be handed out to pensioners.

                    At the same time, the partners did not process their weapons-grade plutonium into "nothing", as we did, but "buried them in deep formations with elevators operating around the clock."

                    This is a tradition. The contract is something that the Russians must fulfill; it is extremely indecent for the gentlemen to restrict the agreements. winked The contract, unfortunately (not ours) rested in a Bose, but strangely enough, it played its ambiguous role. As a result, after many years, Rosatom is a world leader, and only two reactors are being built among exceptional gentlemen .... Koreans .... they buy more than half of nuclear fuel from gas stations. yes Here is such a side effect of the contract. repeat

                    Moreover, we “managed to agree” with “colleagues” in the IMF (the main “shareholder” is the United States) on raising the retirement age and raising the VAT - probably for the sake of investing the released money in “high-quality foreign assets in order to save for future generations” ...

                    Unfortunately, in this area of ​​activity, everything is somewhat different. Russia is operating in someone else's financial system, here it has yet to repeat the "trick with the ears", as with plutonium. In the financial sphere, dependence remains, but I believe it is dependence on financial institutions, and not on the US state.

                    There is an opinion that a 20 (30? I don’t remember exactly) - year contract for the supply of gas to China via the Power of Siberia (allegorical - the power of Siberia flows to China, and before that there was a mistake with the “national treasure” - apparently, the leadership was working PR people do not evaluate in any way and "their people" have been sitting there for a decade, regardless of the results of PR), if it is not unprofitable, then we do not pay off in the indicated perspective and was concluded only in an urgent attempt to patch the "budget hole" formed after the introduction of "Crimean sanctions" by "colleagues" ".

                    There is an opinion that everything we do should be stopped, covered with a sheet and go to the churchyard. It is often useful to ignore opinions. The topic, of course, can be discussed in more detail, but I think it’s not worth it now, we’ll return to it more than once. yes In general, the situation with gas is about the same as with oil. According to the results of the month, Putin humbled and loser increased sales, they talk overseas - every second well is already well-stocked, and bearded guys in pajamas holes dig in the sand, because there is nowhere to drain oil. hi
                    1. Digital error Offline Digital error
                      Digital error (Eugene) 5 May 2020 09: 51
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                      You are a positive person ... do not teach? laughing hi
                      1. 123 Online 123
                        123 (123) 5 May 2020 09: 59
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                        I do not use doping if you are talking about it. laughing
                        I get such conclusions. yes If you have a different opinion, it happens so, I do not pretend to the truth in the last resort. If you think that you are wrong, you can discuss. yes Try to look at the situation broader, not concentrate on individual areas. What seems like a loss and stupidity on a local site, in the overall picture looks a little different. hi
        2. Digital error Offline Digital error
          Digital error (Eugene) 5 May 2020 01: 26
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          Quote: 123
          and how it sounds - ALLY

          It reminded the Ukrainian "COLLEAGUES", immediately demanding 10 wagons of Ostarbeiters and receiving immediate consent:

          1. 123 Online 123
            123 (123) 5 May 2020 01: 36
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            Thanks, looked. hi True, information must be "sifted", there are few "random" people in politics, especially in Ukrainian.

            1. Digital error Offline Digital error
              Digital error (Eugene) 5 May 2020 01: 39
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              Quote: 123
              True, the information must be "sifted"

              Naturally. The more sources of information (there are no independent ones!), The more accurate the picture. Here, some "forum users" refer exclusively to RT and RIA Novosti, sincerely believing that this is the truth. When will they finally understand? lol hi
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                123 (123) 5 May 2020 01: 42
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                One source is not serious. You always need to compare and draw conclusions. hi
    2. Conn Offline Conn
      Conn (Conn) 4 May 2020 03: 07
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      It would be nice to look at the fuss of the Chinese and Australopithecus!
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