PLA Strategies In The Indian Ocean And The Malacca And Sunda Straits


reservior dogs

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I'm not sure where you got that. China is clearly willing to confront America if it feel its red line has been crossed. But the longer it waits, the more force it has behind that threat. Even 3 years from now, US military might have a completely different assessment of its chances vs now. In general, China's future will rest in its relationship in Asia and this is what this thread is to discuss. It's relationship with Indonesia will be a big part of that.
My point was, the Chinese had some flexibility handling this visit and has the option to downplay it. Instead, they have chosen to take a stand, draw a line in the sand. You only make that choice if have faith that you have the ability to impact all the outcomes. It means the Chinese are confident enough about their own military at least in that area.
 

9dashline

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My point was, the Chinese had some flexibility handling this visit and has the option to downplay it. Instead, they have chosen to take a stand, draw a line in the sand. You only make that choice if have faith that you have the ability to impact all the outcomes. It means the Chinese are confident enough about their own military at least in that area.
Agreed China is not backing down this time, I dont know if thats the calculus DC is betting on but regardless things gonna get hot unless the invader backs off
 

Jono

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China has to put up a strong show this time around when even tiny and weak Lithuania dares to antagonize China by sending a delegation to TW and plans to open an office there.
what next? Kamala Harris comes knocking followed by Sleepy Joe?
then EU politicians, Australia afterward?
enough is enough, stop this nonsense once and for all.
 

sndef888

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China has to put up a strong show this time around when even tiny and weak Lithuania dares to antagonize China by sending a delegation to TW and plans to open an office there.
what next? Kamala Harris comes knocking followed by Sleepy Joe?
then EU politicians, Australia afterward?
enough is enough, stop this nonsense once and for all.
老虎不发威 你当我是病猫
 

davidau

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My point was, the Chinese had some flexibility handling this visit and has the option to downplay it. Instead, they have chosen to take a stand, draw a line in the sand. You only make that choice if have faith that you have the ability to impact all the outcomes. It means the Chinese are confident enough about their own military at least in that area.
You are fighting China in her own turf. Fat hope you could win! China has been humiliated for a long time and now she has the means and will to win at any war.
 

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