China's Official Military Newspaper Warns: "War Is Not Far"

"War is not far from us. Regional situations around China are complex and unstable, and dangers are hiding under the peace. China cannot afford a military failure, so we must be fully aware of potential crisis and be prepared for battle at all times. When the country is on the brink of becoming a great military power, it’s also stepping into a period with high risks to national security," the official People’s Liberation Army (PLA) newspaper wrote according to China's Global Times.

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The article first headlined on Tuesday in the PLA daily: "A soldier without desire for war-preparedness is not a good soldier." The newspaper warned that Chinese soldiers are not ready for combat because many refuse to believe war is imminent.

Military experts agree that the threat of a conflict around China has increased in recent years.

"In regions like the Korea Peninsula, China-India border area and the Taiwan Straits, the PLA needs to be prepared for all possibilities. Our overseas interests in regions like Africa and the Middle East are also under threat due to local instability," said Xu Guangyu, a retired major general and senior adviser of the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association according to the Global Times.

Last week, President Xi Jinping kicked off the new year with a rare speech to the military urging soldiers to be ready for war and "don’t fear death."

China’s soldiers should “neither fear hardship nor death,” Xi told thousands of troops during an inspection visit last Wednesday to the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) Central Theater Command in northern Hebei province, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been conducting war drills at home and abroad involving most of its military branches. China’s most advanced military aircraft including the J-20 stealth fighter jet, the Y-20 transport aircraft, the H-6k bomber, and the J-16, J-11B J-10C fighter jets have been drilling since the start of the year.

More from the PLA Daily:

The J-20 is conducting air combat training with other fighter planes including the J-16. The J-20 is also practicing beyond-visual-range air combat, and other aircraft, including the Y-20 and the J-10C, are training at unspecified airports on a “plateau region” in order to improve their capability in long-range military transport and air combat

The Economic Times identifies the "plateau region" as the “Tibetan plateau which covered a long Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China.”

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While North Korea continues to be a great distraction, China is gearing up for conflict with India on the LAC, according to Global Times.

Potential military conflicts in plateau regions have been on the rise since the border friction with India last year, so increasing military training in the plateau region is highly necessary, a retired PLA officer who used to serve in the air force and asked not to be named, told the Global Times.

“India’s ground force has some advantages in quantity in the border areas, so if conflict happens, China’s air force needs to seize domination of the skies and immediately create an overwhelming advantage for China,” said the officer.   

In 2018, China’s urgent caution to its armed forces to prepare for war has been a telling sign that an event is imminent. While many focus on the developments on the Korean Peninsula, the real showdown is emerging between the two nuclear superpowers divided by the Line of Actual Control. What could possibly go wrong when the world's two most populous nations are increasing at each other's throat.

Comments

peddling-fiction zorba THE GREEK Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:16 Permalink

FDR was a lying 33rd level Freemason, just like Churchill, Lenin, and Stalin were.

Ordo ab chao... Is the slogan for their 33rd level. Order out of Chaos in Latin; a slogan for psychopaths.

And to naive Freemasons that still do not understand that Masonry is evil, please look at Hitler's Masonic handshake here:

Hitler was a Freemason

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/c3/a3/d1/c3a3d1d63b5509dc1fccedef7441c154--ax…

Master Mason's grip. Thumb down (unnatural).

FDR's Masonic Grip:

http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/6b9b18a80fb54725afb814b48ba2b58a/governor-fra…

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YUNOSELL Four Star Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:40 Permalink

Strange coincidence that China is planning to open the Shanghai Energy Exchange only six days away on January 18th for the first time to directly compete with the US in selling oil futures contract in a currency other than the dollar.

What could possibly make them think war might be imminent? The USA believes in free markets and open competition is healthy for the market where anyone can buy from or sell to anyone else they choose to -- they would never start anything aggressive just to maintain their monopoly.

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AGuy YUNOSELL Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:39 Permalink

"Strange coincidence that China is planning to open the Shanghai Energy Exchange only six days away on January 18th for the first time to directly compete with the US in selling oil futures contract in a currency other than the dollar."

Its a war with India over a worthless rock, not the US. If China wanted to do some real harm, all it has to do is start dumping Treasuries, The US economy would go into freefall in a matter of days.

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Greed is King YUNOSELL Sat, 01/13/2018 - 05:55 Permalink

Yes they would, war is quite possibly Americas only viable option to maintain the global extortion racket dollar; and this is why China has made its military readiness public, it`s a shot across the bows for America, it`s telling America that its foreign policy of threat, intimidation and war will not be tolerated any longer, China is ready and able to fight back.

Also, just where in the West are these FREE markets and OPEN competitions you write about ?, the Western markets are NOT free and open, they are MANIPULATED. The main manipulator being the FED`s Plunge Protection Team, have a look on a daily basis for a couple of weeks at the Gold versus Share values and you will see Gold rising overnight to immediately fall off a cliff at 6.0 AM Eastern Standard time every morning, and the share prices falling overnight to suddenly take off into orbit at 6.0AM Eastern Standard time every morning, MANIPULATED. The really evil thing about this though is that the regulators and authorities HAVE to be colluding in this fraud and manipulation, otherwise it would NOT be able to continue. So, who ultimately pays the bill ?, the peasant of course, the taxpaying peasant will have to underwrite all of the debt accrued by the suckers borrowing on credit cards etc to get on the band wagon and buy artificially extortionately overpriced shares in companies that have little or no physical assets.

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Greed is King Baron von Bud Sat, 01/13/2018 - 06:06 Permalink

Sorry Baron but you miss the point of war, wars are not senseless, they`re money makers for the Piggery, have you never heard the expression that "all wars are bankers wars" ?. The problem for the Piggery now though is that the cannon fodder peasantry are not so keen to go marching off to fight and die anymore, those of a fighting age would sooner stay at home and play with their x-boxes, and those who are older and have experienced the death and destruction themselves are now thinking "do I really want to put my kids through that". That`s why recruitment levels are falling, you just can`t depend on those ungrateful disobedient peasants any more, they can`t get it through their thick skulls that it`s their lot in life to be expendable commodities to be used and abused at the whim of their betters and masters, the Piggery.

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Lost in translation Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:57 Permalink

In war, everyone loses.

Victor or vanquished, US will never be a great power, again.

CCP will probably be swept away too, no matter the outcome.

War is never the answer.

Yet the banksters insist.

old naughty I am Groot Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:03 Permalink

doubt that,

it brainchild-ed in 1913 Vienna (hummmm, what a year that was...)

just to provide an opposite polarity to capitalism, but them who thought it out (and passed to those to execute who were all demonstrably illum, mason, whatever...),

strange truth that is lies upon lies from the snake pit, folks

 

 

oh 100- 200 years, we have not, singularity !

Resistance is futile !

But then,

   que sera sera,

 

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RumpleShitzkin Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:02 Permalink

China’s oligarchs are ready to cull that  gook bumper crop, huh? All those lonely soy boys are gonna be a problem for them, since their ‘culture’ chose to snuff all the girls.

Death spiral either way.

Inscrutable orient.