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Chinese general warns India in border dispute, calls Philippines ‘troublemaker’

India China Dispute

Graphic showing the border areas disputed by India and China.

BEIJING—An outspoken Chinese general known for his nationalist views warned India on Thursday against stirring up “new trouble” in a long-running border dispute, just as New Delhi’s defense minister was set to visit Beijing.

“The Indian side should not provoke new problems and increase military deployment at the border areas and stir up new trouble,” Major General Luo Yuan told reporters.

Luo, the deputy-director general of the world military research department at a People’s Liberation Army academy, described himself at a briefing as a “reasonable hardliner.”

His articles appear prominently in state media and he has 320,000 followers on Sina Weibo, a popular Twitter-like microblogging site.

He made waves last year with comments questioning the legitimacy of Japanese sovereignty over the Ryukyu Islands, a chain that includes Okinawa and hosts numerous United States military bases.

“India is the only country in the world that says that it is developing its military power because of China’s military threat,” said Luo, who was wearing a business suit.

‘India should be very cautious’

“So I believe that India should be very cautious in what it does and what it says.”

A high-altitude frontier dispute between the nuclear-armed giants in the Himalayas has simmered for decades but intensified in May over troop movements in the region.

New Delhi alleged Chinese troops intruded nearly 20 kilometers (12 miles) into Indian-claimed territory.

A three-week standoff ensued and was resolved after talks between local military leaders and a withdrawal of troops from both sides.

The border situation was now generally “under control” following a visit to India in May by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Luo said.

His comments came as Indian defense chief A.K. Antony was due to arrive in China late Thursday for three days of talks, the first such trip in seven years.

Antony’s visit, on which he is accompanied by top Indian military commanders, coincides with a trip to China by Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Pakistan, India’s nuclear-armed neighbor and arch-rival, is a longstanding close ally of Beijing. Chinese officials describe their relationship with Islamabad as one between “all weather friends.”

China’s history of humiliation

Covering a wide range of topics, Luo touched on China’s history of humiliation by foreign powers in the 19th and 20th centuries.

“No other major country in this world has been subjected to foreign aggression and invasion by other major countries, so that is why no other country is more eager than China to become strong,” he said.

Besides India, Luo also took swipes at the US and the Philippines over a territorial row China has with the Southeast Asian country.

Calling the US “biased,” he said Washington has “added fuel to the fire” by cooperating with Manila amid the maritime dispute.

“The role of the Philippines in the South China Sea is actually, in my view, a troublemaker,” he said.

On Sunday, Manila accused Beijing of a “massive” military buildup in the sea, which is also the site of rival claims by Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan.

Asked by AFP if Beijing’s close ally North Korea—which this year threatened to attack the US with nuclear weapon—was also a “troublemaker,” Luo suggested, albeit indirectly, that it was.

He referred to a speech Chinese President Xi Jinping gave in April saying there should be no tolerance for those fostering “chaos for selfish gains,” wording widely seen at the time as criticizing Pyongyang without mentioning it by name.

“So we can imagine which country it is or which countries they are that are engaged in undermining peace and stability in our neighbouring environment for their own selfish gains,” Luo said.—Kelly Olsen


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  • SaintJames2011

    China is astoundingly running out of food resources to feed its billion people with. If you heard the latest news, there’s a shortage of baby food in China because their locally produced baby food were tainted and unsafe to be consumed. China wants to invade West Philippine Sea and Senkaku islands because they are both rich in natural resources and not to mention all kinds of fish and endangered species which the Chinese love to eat. Some of China’s major cities have already been suffering from environmental disaster. I am guessing China needs a land mass as its emergency evacuation area so it decided to encroach India’s territorial sovereignty hoping India would not notice their illegal occupation.

  • http://www.killyourself.com/ vic2r

    08BEIJING3499 by wikileaks

    NOW! Deny this COMMIES!!

  • randyaltarejos

    That’s what the Philippines got when it messed up with history. I’m sure China has no other basis other than its historic claims to most of the islands in the Spratlys. China’s continuous ignorance of the provisions of the UNCLOS is a testament that it doesn’t respect the United Nations.

  • delpillar

    China is keep on posting on its websites about the Philippines being bully, even in other newspapers posted in different countries using local languages.

    Here is the CHINA RECORD news posted in the JAPANESE EDITION well read in Japan.

    It shows Phil Navy Battleship firing on the Taiwanese fishing vessels.

    http:// www DOT recordchina DOT co DOT jp/group.php?groupid=72395

    • SaintJames2011

      I guess China left out the information that Taiwanese fishermen have been illegally fishing out well within the Philippine territory for number of years now. So peg the question, why is it that Taiwan and China don’t want to send their fishermen near Russian waters? They know Philippines doesn’t have the capability to sink their ships that’s why. Russian navy sunk a Chinese fishing vessel before for illegally fishing within Russian water and China never said a darn word about it.

  • Marx Louis Wang

    THE PAID COMMIE IS BAAAAAAAACK!!!

  • Guest

    AND YOU’RE A BIG MOUTH PANDA

  • 我恨中国人

    肏你妈的屄

  • Crazy_horse101010

    and all you do is pick you azz and eat it baboon. HAWHAWHAWHAW

  • gikiness

    Go back to Malaysia

  • 我恨中国人

    狗娘养的

  • gikiness

    Philippines is not Malaysia

  • Lester Burnham

    Wherein [art thou] good, but to taste sack and drink it? Wherein neat and cleanly, but to carve a capon and eat it? Wherein cunning, but in craft? Wherein crafty but in villainy? Wherein villainous, but in all things? Wherein worthy but in nothing?

    [Thou] appeareth nothing to me but a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours.

  • Crazy_horse101010

    hark i hear a loud screaming noise in the jungle there it is a howler monkeys mating call

  • Martin

    Inappropriate comment, will be removed

  • 我恨中国人

    what a surprise to see you in a political news page, Martin. Usually you frequent feminist posts.

  • Crazy_horse101010

    he or it is from taiwan i believe

  • Crazy_horse101010

    i can feel the love sorry i dont do monkeys oh jealous one. nice try though

  • Ryan

    i cannot understand the real monkey’s english

  • KarlosRegaza

    Monkeys don’t eat fetus.

    I think that is the difference.

  • Guest

    you ate too much bamboo is it mr. panda

  • KarlosRegaza

    Another difference maybe..

    Tsekwa – drug manufacturers
    Monkeys – mules

  • bentong

    are you talking about yourself. that is what i call self expression..

  • BaklangXijinping

    Do you now what a down syndrome looks like? look in the mirror and you’ll.

  • stupid chink

    Here goes again the ret@rd chink. no wonder your stupid race is the favorite bast@rd of world time and again your breed would be fcked up over and over.

  • kanoy

    BALUT is duck fetus—that is eaten–but human fetus would be cannibalism–who eats that?

  • Guest

    panda kissers like you

  • Lester Burnham

    “AND LIVE IN FLIPLAND”

    Ano yan concert?

  • Commentator

    I think you should consult a psychologist. You may a have a symptoms of schizophrenia, a mental disorder.

  • Lester Burnham

    Here’s the reason why jseesus is so angry:

    ——————————————————————————–

    US urges Taiwan, Philippines to cool tensions

    jseesus • 2 months ago

    pinagiinitan ang mga pinoy dito sa taiwan bawal daw mag tagalog pag nasa labas, buti na lang marunong ako ng ibanag…..bwahahahahaha…..

    ——————————————————————————

    apparently, he’s also an OFW in Taiwan. na natatakot mawalan ng work. kaya nilalabas ang galit niya sa mga kababayan niya. Poor guy.

  • cronosinside

    This commie breed is so upset… Must be his grandma hasnt breastfeed him yet…

  • Dayunyor Binay

    @ jseesus WHY DON’T YOU CHANGE YOUR PROFILE TO ” DEAD FETUS EATER ” OR ” SARS ORIGINATOR ” AND TO YOUR FELLOW DIRTY STINKY MONGOLOID CHINESE COMRADES..

  • txtman SUPOTiful Bading

    CHIKETY CHINA THE CHINESE CHICKEN

    YOU HAVE A SMALL DlCK. YOU ARE INSECURE ABOUT THE SIZE OF YOUR DlCK, THAT’S WHY YOU HAVE A HUGE POPULATION, BECAUSE YOU CAN’T STOP F U C K I N G YOUR WOMANKIND, INCLUDING YOUR OWN MOTHERS AND SISTERS

  • hagakhak

    mr jseesus, npakadami mong gnagamit na account para lang ipagtanggol mo ang amo mong mongoloid chinks commi dogs. di ba ikaw c BOGLI ANAK DAMI, DAKOAKONGUTIN, UTOGAKONGUTIN AT PISOTAKONGUTIN, BAKBAKAN NA AT DAMI PANG IBA. sa dami ng account mo na ito isa ka talagang tunay na retarded dapat sa mentaluyong ka maghasik ng pagkamongoloid mo. may psycho problem ka bro.

  • Crazy_horse101010

    its either that or drugs. he doesnt even make sense

  • KaEnchong

    No, don’t bother him. He’s just writing his resume. harharhar



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