FT: Aggression in the South China Sea, China wants to move ‘domestic anger fire’ with Covid-19 outside
According to the Financila Times, China’s actions provoked in the South China Sea to direct domestic anger over the Covid-19 pandemic out of the border. (Artwork. Source: Reuters)
FT Beijing’s “move out of the fire” action – which is also facing international public opinion about its role in preventing the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide – will have serious consequences. important to the countries that are having territorial disputes with China.
The London-based newspaper wrote: “Opposition naval activity in the South China Sea has also increased. Thousands of Chinese soldiers were confronted by Indian soldiers in disputed border areas, although it was unclear about casualties … Countries that dare to criticize China for Covid-19 were tasting “Beijing has even imposed tariffs on some items imported from Australia after Canberra called for an international investigation.”
Such aggression is also evident in the controversial new national security law that China is imposing on Hong Kong in order to gain greater control over this special administrative region, as well as strengthening. show off its strength against Taiwan, which Beijing considers a rebel province.
In addition to being accused of causing the Covid-19 pandemic, which left the world in the most serious recession since the Great Depression in the 1930s, China’s own economy also suffered from severe impacts. from the long trade war with the US
FT Comment: “This situation seems to create compulsive sentiment within the government. In response, Beijing has intensified its call for nationalism. “The purpose of the propaganda is to rally people against outside threats and divert anger from the Covid-19 pandemic towards the world outside of China.”