China’s “very aggressive” actions in opposition to India, together with the brutal assault on Indian troopers in eastern Ladakh, and its strikes within the South China Sea and Hong Kong give a “good perception” into how the ruling Communist Party of China is pondering as of late, US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien has stated.
The Indian and Chinese armies have been locked in a standoff in a number of areas in eastern Ladakh since May 5. The pressure escalated within the Galwan Valley on June 15 by which 20 Indian Army personnel have been killed throughout a violent face-off with Chinese troopers.
“The Chinese have been very aggressive with India,” O’Brien stated on Tuesday alleging that throughout the latest conflict they beat among the Indians so badly they have been disfigured and couldn’t be recognized.
“China has proven itself for what it was. Chinese troops ambushed the Indians. They beat 20 Indians to loss of life. They beat them so badly with clubs with nails in them and wrapped with concertina — barbed wire,” O’Brien informed Fox News Radio in an interview.
He was responding to a query on the latest Chinese aggressive behavior in opposition to India in eastern Ladakh.
Responding to a query on US-India bilateral relations, he stated, India is a democracy and is a good good friend of the United States.
China claims virtually all the 1.three million sq. mile the South China Sea as its sovereign territory. China has been constructing army bases on synthetic islands within the area additionally claimed by Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Brunei.
On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rejected “most” of China’s maritime claims within the South China Sea, the most recent within the escalation between Washington and Beijing.
Last week, the Trump administration took motion in opposition to Chinese officers for his or her involvement in human rights abuses within the Xinjiang area, the place Uyghur Muslims and different minority teams have been detained and tortured.
And two weeks in the past, the administration introduced visa restrictions on present and former Chinese officers who it says “have been chargeable for eviscerating Hong Kong’s freedoms.”
The Trump administration has been brazenly crucial of Beijing’s sweeping nationwide safety legislation geared toward limiting Hong Kong’s autonomy and banning literature crucial of the Chinese Communist Party.
Earlier within the day, Senator Bob Menendez, a rating member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, alleged that China is looking for to redraw the map of Asia with out regard to its neighbors.
The worldwide neighborhood has to be clear that such behavior is unacceptable, he added.
Menendez, the highest Democratic Senator from New Jersey, stated that the US-India partnership, primarily based on their shared dedication to democracy, is important to uphold worldwide legislation, worldwide norms, and establishments that may peacefully and diplomatically resolve disputes and aggression.
“I’m dedicated to working with the Indian authorities and the Indian-American neighborhood in New Jersey and all through the United States to advance US-India cooperation,” Menendez stated.