外文标题：Build strong border defences, Xi Jinping tells Chinese military
BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked the military to build a strong and solid border defence network to protect territorial land and water frontiers to deter “bullying” by foreign powers.
“One cannot help thinking of China’s modern history when the country was so weak and destitute that it was for everyone to bully,” he said at a meeting yesterday apparently referring to the Japanese invasion of China during the second world war.
Foreign aggressors broke China’s land and sea defence hundreds of times, plunging the Chinese nation into the abyss of calamity, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted Xi as saying.
He called on the people not to forget the history of humiliation and to build a strong frontier.
Xi told China’s frontier defenders to meticulously monitor control the borders and to mount actions to defend the country’s maritime rights, while implementing an overall national security outlook.
China is currently locked in maritime disputes with Japan in the East China Sea and with Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei in the South China Sea.
According to Chinese officials, China has settled border disputes with 12 of its 14 neighbours except India and Bhutan.
AQEEL KHAN (MUMBAI)
Democratic nations cannot compete with a country like China.
Anonymous Varma (Unknown)
It is high time that India also prepares strong defense .
Anonymous Varma (Unknown)
Beware of this country. Request Modi to establish a dedicated army fir this country. Lot of youth do not have jobs, recruit all and train them to fight ad defend the BNation of India. We should give them a tight slap when they cross border. Please fast track all defense deals and make orders where they do noptdelay the procurement. Also advice army to plant un detectable explosives on the complete border to welcome tjhe Chinkiiii b@@@@ds when they try to enter opur motherland.
There has been a lot of difference between China’s rise and other developed nation’s rise. None of the other developed countries have been so aggressive and bullying during its rise….. Other nations surrounding it and India too, wants to grow, but very much unlike China…….
rocky India (Poor India)
Burn Made in China …. And then look out we’re they are able to maintain this arrogance!!
Morgan (Australia) replies to rocky India
LOL – you can start by practicing what you preach, your PC would be a good start.
India should match its defence capabilities vis-a-vis as of China.
Concerned pandharpur (Unknown)
And bully its neighbours. A dangerous and unpredictable neighbour
Shashi Prakash (New Delhi, India)
The Chinese President wants to tell his army to go out and grab as much land as they can. Other nations should consider this as a warning and be well prepared to fight or surrender. We don’t need to worry as we are too busy with Congress, Sonia, Rahul, Kejriwal, etc.
inklaab (India for inklaab)
No worry’s. They are already strong that’s what they are proving again and again by entering into daultabsg, claim on Arunanchal and stapled visa issue , making road and rail link on border, planning for rail link to Pak via PoK. We as Indian hung our head in shame that we are not in a position for a befitting reply and strong stand.
Judhajit Sarkar (KOCHI)
we should take note & shore up our defences … chinese intenetions are never good
CHINA IS SUPERB IN CAPITALISING OTHER COUNTRIES LAND…..THEY STRONG THEIR BORDER NOT FOR DEFENCE BUT FOR ATTACKING AND IMPOUNDING OTHER LANDS…….
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First playing around with maps,next talking of borders third mapping rail route to pakistan via pakistan occupied indian territory.What China is looking forward to ,create tension in Asia????
girishck2005 k (bangalore)
Why not India, Pakistan and China pool in their resources and build the railway line as partners ? They can turn it into a joint venture.
Not A (Mondo)
India has no choice but to get into close consultative partnership with Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, USA, etc to face this aggressive Chinese intrusions etc. Together all these countries are in a position to Boycott China Economically if China attacks any one of them. India should invite Japan to join India in defence industry cooperation.
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Chaudhry Tyagi (Unknown)
India must induct at least 1000 long range bombers and 1000 combat fighters along with increasing missiles aimed directly at major Chinese towns. And don’t broadcast these steps but we do know nothing of this sort has happened or will in next many decades. Lack of will and spine.
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Kevin Guite ()
I’ve just realized that China is currently locked in maritime disputes with Japan in the East China Sea and with Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei in the South China Sea.
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Satyanarayana Reddy (samalkot)
Anything beyond its limits is dangerous.
SusHrut ShaRma (Una, Himachal Pradesh)
In the pre-world war era every country used to bully China, but now it is bullying everyone. China has got into territorial dispute with it’s almost every neighbor. India needs to hasten the border development and tightening border security. Though it is unlikely that China, who is our biggest trade partner, will wage a war against India as the consequences on the both sides will be catastrophic. I seriously don’t understand why India scrapped a defense tie-up with Australia and UK, as we can’t rely on US (as it is unpredictable which side it would defend).
Partha Roy (India)
what our Indian left parties would say about Chinese bullying?