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    And what a border fight is..


    Mr Menon, who served as India's ambassador to China, believes that China is resorting to strident nationalism, due to "domestic and economic stresses" at home. "You can see it in their behaviour in Yellow Sea, towards Taiwan, passing laws without consulting Hong Kong, more assertive on India's border, a tariff war with Australia."
    'An extraordinary escalation' using rocks and clubs https://a.msn.com/r/2/BB15zLoV?m=en-...rID=InAppShare
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    What will the Xi JinPing era be called?

    The Great Regression?


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    Who exactly crossed the LAC and which side provoked first is still a little fuzzy, but one thing is for sure, this is a marked departure by China from their previous behaviour. There has not been soldiers killed in clashes at the disputed border for decades. Both sides had managed tension well before this. Something has changed. The question is why? Was China provoked by the changed status of Kashmir by India? Was it trying to deflect attention from Covid-19? Or could it be India who first made the aggressive move?


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    It would be good, if some reporters captured some live action.

    Don't really know what is happening.


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    Not disputing your points, but I think it is also important to acknowledge that India has also adopted an increasingly nationalistic political tone. Maybe not to the same extent as China, but it is there. Modi in particular has championed himself in some ways as a strident Hindu nationalist, betraying the multiethnic and multi-religious state that India was founded on. I'm not using that to excuse China's aggressive behaviour, but that does make de-escalation and conflict resolution potentially even more difficult, if both sides are driven increasingly by hard-edged nationalism:

    https://asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/Indi...an-nationalism

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArrynField:
    It would be good, if some reporters captured some live action.

    Don't really know what is happening.
    Do we really need moving pictures to gawp at?

    This reports suggests the Chinese side didn't follow an agreed deescalation plan and the when the fighting started were the first to break out the clubs - with nails in them. I am sure more sides of the story will come out but it does sound a little premeditated having supposedly un-armed soldiers ready with makeshift weapons.

    https://theprint.in/defence/at-least...ldiers/442945/

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