One of the top most American Senators claimed the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China may have provoked the recent clash at Ladakh with India with the intention of grabbing territory. During a major foreign policy speech on the floor of the House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated, “On land, for the sake of grabbing territory, the PLA appears to have instigated the most violent clash between China and India since those nations went to war in 1962.”
He took China’s name at first while mentioning the name of the countries threatening the interest of the US and its allies. “Needless to say, the rest of the world has watched with grave concern this violent exchange between two nuclear states. We are encouraging de-escalation and hoping for peace,” McConnell said.
“But the world could not have received a clearer reminder that the PRC is dead-set on brutalizing people within their own borders, challenging and remaking the international order anew in their image to include literally redrawing the world map,” he added.
According to him, the Chinese Communist Party has used the pandemic as a cover to increase oppression of Hong Kong people and strengthen its control over the semi-autonomous region.
“At sea, they have stepped up their menacing of Japan near the Senkaku Islands,” he said.
The top GOP Senator further said, “In the skies, Chinese jets have intruded into Taiwanese airspace four separate times in a matter of days.” India’s plan to ban ZTE and Huawei has been welcomed by Congressman Jim Banks.