US Senator says Chinese army may have provoked clash to grab Indian territory

A leading news agency has reported that a top American Senator has indicated that for the sake of grabbing territory, the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) of China appears to have instigated the most violent clash between the two Asian giants.

The agency quoted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as saying: “On land, for the sake of grabbing territory, the PLA appears to have instigated the most violent clash between China and India since those nations went to war in 1962,” .

He was giving a major foreign policy speech on the floor of the House in which he also said that China topped the list of countries, threatening the interest of the US and its allies.

“Needless to say, the rest of the world has watched with grave concern this violent exchange between two nuclear states. We are encouraging de-escalation and hoping for peace,” McConnell said.

“But the world could not have received a clearer reminder that the PRC is dead-set on brutalizing people within their own borders, challenging and remaking the international order anew in their image to include literally redrawing the world map,” he said.

He said the Chinese Communist Party has used the pandemic they helped worsen as a smokescreen for ratcheting up their oppression of Hong Kong and advancing their control and influence throughout the region, the report added.

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