Be on alert, prepare for war Xi Jinping tells Chinese troops

Be on alert, prepare for war Xi Jinping tells Chinese troops

Troubles escalated further between India and China as Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly asked the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to prepare for war against India. He also told them to "maintain a state of high alert" and asked them to be absolute loyal and absolute reliable to their country.

China has also increased military drills around Taiwan, with nearly 40 Chinese warplanes crossing the median line between the mainland and Taiwan on September 18-19 - one of several sorties the island's President Tsai Ing-wen called a "threat of force".

This was Xi's first visit to the headquarters of the Marine Corps, which was overhauled in 2017 and became part of the PLA Navy during the military reform launched by him in 2015, state-run China Daily reported on Wednesday.

While visiting the marine base, Xi urged the soldiers to "speed up improving [their combat capabilities]' in order to become a 'multi-functional, rapid response, all-weather and region" elite force.

Despite the Chinese government's refusal, relations between Washington and Taipei have intensified under the Trump administration.

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Chinese language marines should "focus [their] minds and vitality on making ready for struggle, whereas sustaining a excessive degree of readiness", Xi informed army leaders.

But the military visit comes as tensions between China and the United States remain at their highest point in decades, with disagreements over Taiwan and the coronavirus pandemic creating sharp divisions between Washington and Beijing.

A spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry told the South China Morning Post last week that "the United States should immediately cancel the planned weapon sales to Taiwan, stop any arms deals and cut off their military ties".

Beijing has demanded that the US cancel any arms sale and cut any relation with Taiwan. Nearly 40 Chinese warplanes crossed the median line between the mainland and Taiwan on September 18-19 - one of several sorties the island's President Tsai Ing-wen called a "threat of force".

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