Chinese President Xi Jinping tells troops to focus on 'preparing for war'

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on troops to “put all (their) minds and energy on preparing for war” in a visit to a military base in the southern province of Guangdong on Tuesday, according to state news agency Xinhua.

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Published: 10:48pm, 26 Oct, 2018

calm down yall



I know reading lib articles can be excruciating but I hope we don’t make a habit out of simply reading titles on articles like most everyone else.

If you have trouble with that stuff you can always try using, or the Wayback Machine to get it to work.


I originally saw the CNN article that’s from October 14th, but wanted to use a better source. Didn’t check the date on the other one. Updated to the other one.


It’s happening.

So there are four fronts I can see this breaking out:

  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan/Formosa Strait
  • Korean Peninsula
  • Western regions (Tibet/Xinjiang or spillover destabilization due to the Azerbaijan-Armenian war and Kyrgyzstan instability)

Which one would you place a bet on?


Ya my bet’s on western regions, not only because its the focus right now, but because the US has allies like India there, it can get to possibly do its dirty work.

I used to be doomer about the naval confrontations, but I don’t see it happening. China’s gonna have more aircraft carriers in the south China sea than the US has by the end of the 2030s, and the US would never fight a war unless they have overwhelming superiority.


It’s either Taiwan or Kyrgyzstan.


Kashmir is another likely hot spot where there’s already been some shooting.


The trouble for India is conflict with China immediately runs the risk of wider regional conflict with Pakistan as well.


For sure, but Modi doesn’t strike me like the most rational leader and that’s being very charitable.

That’s true.

I found it to be fucking hilarious that a week or so after that recent border skirmish, China conducted some military exercises in the Tibetan plateau and India was like “Oh, my bad — we don’t want any trouble!

I really don’t think any party in that region, or the US & NATO, would be anything but reluctant to get engaged in a trans-Himalayan war because to would be a tactical and logistical nightmare for all sides.

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