Beijing Placed Ballistic Missiles Close To Russia-China Border
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 02:23:00 +0300
According to Global Times, a Chinese media source, China has placed ballistic missiles close to the border with Russia. All in all, there are 3 missile units placed in several parts along the border. These are Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) missiles.
According to Global Times, this decision made by the Chinese government has to do with the warlike statements coming from President Trump, who came into office a couple of weeks ago. For those of you who don’t know, on January 18th, the President of China said that Beijing was going to build new relations with the United States as a part of a new external policy aimed at forming a circle of China’s friends. At the same time, according to the Chinese President, China is never going to become an aggressor seeking military expansion. Therefore, any military decisions made by the Chinese government are for defensive purposes only.
At the same time, it should be noted that Donald Trump has been reiterating the necessity of revising the bilateral relations with China ever since he decided to participate in the 2016 presidential elections. As for US-China relations, the first thing President Trump wants to revise is the economic relations.
To be more specific, Trump doesn’t like that China has been flooding the USA with cheap goods for decades while creating loyal conditions for American companies to talk them into outsourcing their production lines to China, thereby contributing to higher unemployment in the United States.
Moreover, Donald Trump is seriously concerned about the fact that China is currently busy building military facilities in the South China Sea, which also worries the USA’s allies in the region such as Japan, South Korea and the Philippines.
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