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    High stakes in a Himalayan hotspot

    In concert with Chitty's news item ... https://teakdoor.com/thailand-and-as...se-forces.html (India soldiers killed in clash with Chinese forces) this is a reveal more into the steadfast way China is adopting "salami slicing, a tactic used to covertly snatch disputed lands, sliver by territorial sliver".

    Make no mistake, this wasn't an accidental engagement between the Chinese and Indian troops.

    China actually built a 1:500 scale model to war game this hot spot.

    High stakes in a Himalayan hotspot-screenshot_2020-07-10-china-built-massive


    News item below ...

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    That Beijing would go to such lengths to study the topography of the region underlines a determination to hold on to — and in some cases, win back — disputed territories along its vast and inhospitable frontier with India.

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    And that’s consistent with today’s aggressive foreign policy stance dubbed “Wolf Warrior” diplomacy — named after a popular Chinese movie franchise featuring a fictional crack special forces unit.


    We cannot lose even one inch of the territory left behind by our ancestors,” Chinese President Xi Jinping told the then US Defence Secretary James Mattis in 2018.

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    It's an impressive research document, lot's of visuals not lot's of Bla Bla.

    The link is here ... High stakes in the Himalayas: China and India's border hotspot - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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    Wow...good find, David !

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    Interesting piece. Of the many fights that China is picking this one seems to have the most potential to escalate into armed conflict.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    It's an impressive research document, lot's of visuals



    These Aussie academics have been busy this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    Interesting piece. Of the many fights that China is picking this one seems to have the most potential to escalate into armed conflict.
    And I think it is no coincidence that china is pushing hard everywhere at the moment (this, hong kong etc) as America is basically AWOL.

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    Trump is at the helm, but his rational mind has gone AWOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Trump is at the helm, but his rational mind has gone AWOL
    "rational mind"?

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    Yes...for instance, Daleks are more or less rational.

    Haven't you seen where The Doctor opened one ? Inside is either a rice pudding-like mess, or a pathetic, squirming squidlike creature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    a pathetic, squirming squidlike creature.

    That's a closer description than "rational".

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