Epidemic situation affects national security Xi Jinping emphasizes combat readiness and bottom line thinking

On Tuesday (May 26), Chinese leader Xi Jinping called on the Chinese army to step up its preparations for military struggle and comprehensively improve its ability to perform military tasks. Xi Jinping said that the new crown epidemic had a profound impact on the world pattern and China’s security and development,

The global spread of the new crown epidemic has worsened Sino-US relations in a trade war. The two sides have increased military confrontation around Taiwan and the South China Sea. While the United States is strengthening its air and sea cruising in the South China Sea, the latest report said that China plans to conduct maritime exercises with two aircraft carriers.
As chairman of the Central Military Commission, Xi Jinping participated in the plenary meeting of the PLA and the Armed Police Force delegation during the NPC session and praised the performance of the Chinese army in the prevention and control of the new coronary pneumonia epidemic.
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Emphasize bottom-line thinking



In his speech, Xi Jinping also emphasized that the army must adhere to the bottom line thinking, strengthen military training and prepare for war, and explore new training methods to normalize epidemic prevention and control.


According to the Chinese official media’s explanation, the bottom line is to prepare everything from the bad and strive for the best results. Facing the challenges of the international situation, it is necessary to enhance the awareness of difficulties and risks to be prepared and safe for danger.


The official People’s Liberation Army reported on May 18 that in the face of the complicated and complex international epidemic situation and the world economic situation, it is necessary to prepare for a more extended period in response to changes in the external environment.


Chinese leader Xi Jinping has repeatedly mentioned bottom-line thinking, emphasizing that officials strengthen the bottom line awareness and use this method in their work. The People’s Liberation Army Daily reported that Xi Jinping noted that changes in the international situation and bottom-line thinking are combat commands to prevent risks and challenges.

South China Sea Hotspot



Recently, two new administrative regions have been set up in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Chinese military planes and warships have repeatedly skimmed the sea and air near Taiwan, considered by Western commentary as increasing military challenges from China. Derek Grossman, a researcher on defense issues at RAND Corporation, said that the US Navy and Air Force have stepped up cruise operations and exercises in the South China Sea to oppose China’s advance.


In April this year, China established two administrative regions in the South China Sea: the Xisha District of the Xisha Islands and the Nansha District of the Nansha Islands. The Xisha District Government is located on Yongxing Island, and the Nansha District Government is located on Yongshu Jiao.


According to the Russian Satellite News Agency, the US Air Force announced on Wednesday (May 27) that it would send a B-1B strategic bomber based in Guam to cruise the South China Sea. On the same day, the report said that China’s new aircraft carrier Shandong left the port and will conduct exercises with sister ship Liaoning.
The Japan Times reported that China’s H-6 and J-11 fighters exercised in southwestern Taiwan on April 11; the Liaoning aircraft carrier battle group crossed the Miyako Strait in eastern Taiwan on the 13th. The Chinese aircraft carrier battle group passed on the 28th; The Miyako Strait turns back.


The report mentions that among the artificial islands and reefs of the Nansha Islands controlled by China, three expanded islands and reefs have military-grade airstrips. Olli Suorsa, a researcher at the Rajalan International Institute of Nanyang Technological University, said that the US B-1B bomber flew three times over the Vietnam Sea and conducted a simulated cruise on the artificial islands and reefs of the Nansha Islands in China on May 8. Missile attack training flight.
Reed B. Werner, Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asian Affairs of the US Department of Defense, said on May 19 that since mid-March, when the USS Roosevelt docked in Guam to avoid epidemics, US reconnaissance planes in the South China Sea at least 9 Time was harassed by Chinese fighters.
Werner told Fox Television that the US-based missile destroyer Mastin based in Japan, was harassed near the Chinese carrier battle group in April. A Chinese warship sailed in an unsafe and unprofessional way.

Taiwan Strait Operational Deduction



U.S. strategy commentator Gregory R. Copley wrote on the energy website Oilprice in March that China has a large number of maneuverable road-based missiles, threatening targets within 1600 kilometers from the Chinese coast, including U.S. warships, deploying B52, Guam with B2 and B1 strategic bombers and missiles, and military bases in Japan.


Bonnie Glaser, an East Asian expert at the US Center for Strategic and International Studies, said that the US Pentagon, the State Department, and the White House now see China as the biggest threat. She said the United States used to be too passive (in the face of China’s threat of growth).
Ge Laiyi reported in the Times of May 16, All previous military deductions on the threat from China before 2030 have shown that the US military will be defeated. Taiwan becomes the most unstable issue because it may escalate against the United States, even the nuclear war. 
It is reported that a series of military deductions from the Pentagon indicate that if China uses force to attack Taiwan and the United States intervenes in combat with China at sea, the United States will lose the war. A source from the US Department of Defense said that in a deduction about the military conflict in 2030, the Chinese Navy would use the newly deployed new attack submarines, aircraft carriers, and destroyers.


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