Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CCP Central Committee and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, has stressed efforts to implement the spirit of the fifth plenary session of the 19th CCP Central Committee as he toured Jiangsu province along the Yangtze River Economic Belt over the weekend.
Observers noticed that Xi also visited Yangzhou, the hometown of former President Jiang Zemin. This can be a sign of Xi’s conciliation with the Jiang family or a signal that he now has control over the domains of Jiang.
According to G-News, a “Knife Fight” between Xi and Jiang has already begun, storytelling that “On October 10, the CCP began to propagate the idea of curbing internet monopoly. Such propaganda indicates that the war between Xi and Jiang is really fierce, as it goes into the core area of finance. Through a series of so-called investigations and sanctions on internet giants including Alibaba and Tencent etc., the Xi group essentially cuts off the blood supply of Jiang Group and will eventually strangle the latter to death.”
A Bloomberg report yesterday told that “The past few weeks have shown that Chinese President Xi Jinping can move extremely fast when he hones in on long-term threats to the Communist Party.”
The author says that the moves reflect an increased urgency among China’s top leaders to stem growing threats to their rule, whether it be a 2008-style financial crisis, a color revolution, or a new class of billionaires becoming more powerful by the day.
Surrounded by both domestic opposition from within the CCP system and international pressure, Xi Jinping has been pushed to the edge of war from all directions.
Recently, Xi Jinping told a gathering of politburo officials they must “fight the bloody battle against our enemies”. Xi also told a parade of marine troops to “focus your minds and energy on preparing to go to war and stay highly vigilant.”
According to military observer Jamie Seidel, China could be triggered by US special forces training on Taiwan waters and U.S recent arms sales to the island nation has further triggered tensions with Beijing.
General Kenneth Wilsbach, the US Pacific Air Forces commander, has warned his troops to be ready for conflict last weekend, saying Beijing’s behavior was “disturbing”.
The U.S general said Beijing’s “coercive activity that’s frequently not in accordance with international law,” had become his greatest challenge. “We’ve got to challenge and compete with them in accordance with the national strategy, but we also have to be ready in the event we get called to go fight tonight,” he said.
That fight could most probably take place in the South China Sea as we have seen the United States has summoned the neighboring countries there to form a Quad alliance against Communist threats.
Today, the U.S. Army successfully conducts SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test against an intercontinental ballistic missile target near Hawaii. According to DOD, MDA’s mission is to develop and deploy a layered Missile Defense System to defend the U.S., its deployed forces, allies, and friends from missile attacks of all ranges in all phases of flight.
“If the forces of terror, instability, division and hate begin a deliberate campaign to disrupt our efforts, we stand ready to apply the capabilities required to thwart them,” Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller on Tuesday said in a roughly eight-minute statement to reporters in the Pentagon briefing room.
Today, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is heading Japan as a rising China squeezes the two middle powers together, according to ABC.
Over the past few years, the defense relationship between Japan and Australia has grown stronger, with bilateral air combat exercises above Japan’s northern island as well as naval exercises with the US in the South China Sea.
Japan’s new Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, picked Morrison for his first call as the country’s new leader, ahead of US President Donald Trump, the leader of Japan’s closest ally.
Japan’s 2020 Defence White Paper contained more criticism of China than ever before — particularly over Beijing’s “relentless” unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the region by coercion around the Senkaku Islands, ABC has revealed.
To its west, China’s border disputes with India are still tense and China is reportedly sending more troops to the Himalayas mountains this month.
China’s military used microwave weapons to force Indian troops to retreat during a month-long border standoff in the Himalayas, according to an account that has emerged in Beijing.
Its forces had turned two strategic hilltops that had been occupied by Indian soldiers “into a microwave oven,” forcing them to retreat and allowing the positions to be retaken without an exchange of conventional fire, according to Jin Canrong, a professor of international relations at Beijing-based Renmin University.
To its north, although Russia recently signaled to deepen ties between Moscow and Beijing, with Russia-China military alliance “quite possible”, President Vladimir Putin so far rejected any talk about the possibility of a military alliance.
The coronavirus situation in Russia today is very tense, the number of newly confirmed cases remains steadily high, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said Monday.
“To date, 1,948,603 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Russia. Russia’s latest data indicates 33,489 fatalities nationwide,” according to Tass.
“I would like to note that the coronavirus situation remains tense. In the past week, the number of identified cases was at a rather high level steadily,” the Health Minister said.
Very soon Russia must join Europe and the rest of the world to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for the Covid-deaths in their homeland.
Today, we see bars and shops closed as Europe battles the second wave of coronavirus as many European countries are still struggling to quash their outbreaks and experiencing new surges as the winter approaches.
Covid-19 may have spread to Italy from China as early as last September, the latest study led by Italian scientists has found.
There is no doubt that more European countries will join the condemnation when U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is traveling to France, Turkey, Georgia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia November 13 – 23.
Today, Pompeo met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, France. According to the State Department press, Secretary Pompeo and President Macron discussed significant threats to global security, efforts to counter violent extremism, and stressed the importance of the Transatlantic alliance and NATO unity.
Their meeting also highlighted the strong cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, as well as efforts to counter the Chinese Communist Party.
New York Post reports that President Donald Trump has planned several new hard-line moves against China in the remaining weeks of his term, according to a senior administration official.
Actions under consideration include protecting U.S. technology from exploitation by China’s military, countering illegal fishing, and more sanctions against Communist Party officials or institutions causing harm in Hong Kong or the far western region of Xinjiang, the official said, without providing specifics.
“Unless Beijing reverses course and becomes a responsible player on the global stage, future U.S. presidents will find it politically suicidal to reverse President Trump’s historic actions,” John Ullyot, a spokesman for the National Security Council, said in a statement.
Reuters reports today that Corey Stewart, an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, has been named to a newly created senior post at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he can help push through hardline policies on China before the end of the administration, according to people familiar with the matter.
The Trump administration has signaled it intends to continue efforts to beef up restrictions on China, despite Trump’s short time left in office. Stewart’s appointment is expected to be used to reinforce the tougher policies, the sources said.
Most Chinese have hoped that President Trump would directly sanction Xi Jinping and other top CCP leaders by seizing their overseas assets and do his best to tear down China’s notorious Great Firewall.
When the CCP under Xi Jinping is besieged on all sides, the world is expecting at least an economic and cyberwar in the coming months.
Everything has begun.
By Cloudy Seagail