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Recently, the Xinjiang issue has become the focus of European and American sanctions against China
To tell the truth, in this world, the so-called fairness and justice are still a luxury. More often, the relationship between countries is determined by the interests of both sides. When you touch a country’s political, economic or military interests, people don’t care what the truth is. They will punish you for any reason!
Since Biden came to power, he has continued to disgust China with the stereotype of “human rights, democracy and freedom”. They fabricated a series of lies on the Internet, saying that China has “concentration camps” in Xinjiang and “genocide”
I believe many people have relatives, friends and classmates in Xinjiang. If you ask them casually, you will know how ridiculous these lies are.
In order to show my preciseness, I specially consulted one of my college classmates. His family is from Xinjiang and now he also works in Xinjiang. As a result… I was severely “laughed” by my classmates
In fact, over the years, the western countries not only want to mess up Xinjiang, but also the whole west of China. They constantly support Tibet independence and Xinjiang independence
Why do western countries always want to mess up China’s west?
Compared with the East, the west is still relatively backward, but the west is very important to China, the whole Eurasian continent and even the world.
In order to take care of new friends and facilitate your systematic study, today we forward an old article from a year ago to analyze the importance of the west to China from the perspective of geopolitics. Maybe then you will know why Europe and the United States should mess up China’s West.
The west can be roughly divided into four parts: the third front, Xinjiang, Tibet and Inner Mongolia.
These four parts are very important to China’s national security.
“The third front” is China’s rear area
The so-called “big three lines” are not administrative regions, but industrial layout.
As we all know, most of China’s western regions are high mountains, which are easy to defend but difficult to attack.
During the Anti Japanese War, China was able to fight a protracted war mainly because of the existence of the West.
After the outbreak of the Anti Japanese War, Japan once clamored that it would occupy all China in three months.
However, until the defeat of Japan, the area occupied by Japan was only limited to the Eastern Region – even the coastal area near the southeast was not occupied because of the protection of high mountains.
However, as we all know, the economy of the eastern region is relatively developed, and the industry is mainly distributed in the eastern region.
After the victory of the Anti Japanese War, there was a very bad period in Sino Soviet and Sino US relations. Both the Soviet Union and the United States clamored to use atomic bombs against China.
To this end, the first generation of leadership core headed by Chairman Mao put forward the idea of “three lines construction”.
On may27,1964, at the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee, Chairman Mao made it clear that in the era of the atomic bomb, it would not be possible without the rear. The “third five year plan” should consider the issue of industrial layout, develop the strategic layout of the first, second and third lines, and strengthen the construction of the third line.
To put it simply, we need to set up a complete industrial system on the third front, so that even if a large-scale war breaks out and all the industries in the eastern region are destroyed, we can continue to produce weapons through the third front, so as to ensure that the country will not fall and the nation will not perish.
So, can the third line undertake this important task?
Because the third line is not only protected by high mountains, but also has all the foundations for industrial development.
1. The west is rich in water resources, which can vigorously develop hydropower and ensure the supply of electricity;
How do rivers form?
The water in the oceans, rivers and lakes is evaporated. When it is cold, it turns into raindrops or snowflakes and falls. A large part of it falls on high mountains, and then flows down from the mountains to form large rivers.
The Tibetan Plateau is the “water tower of Asia”, and the third line region is just between the plains and mountains, so it has the conditions to vigorously develop hydropower: as long as a hydropower station is built on the mountainside, the power generation device can be driven to generate electricity by opening the sluice after impounding.
Source: geographical commune, author: duzhuoyi
China’s large hydropower stations are mainly distributed in Yunnan, Guizhou and other places, so the western region has the power necessary for the development of industry.
2. The west is rich in oil, which can ensure energy supply;
We have analyzed with you before that oil and gas fields are mainly distributed in basins, and Sichuan is just a basin surrounded by high mountains, so there are more oil and natural gas there.
3. The west is rich in mineral resources, which can guarantee the demand of industry for raw materials;
Where there are mountains, there are mines, which can provide raw materials for the development of industry.
In addition, there are fertile Guanzhong Plain and Sichuan Basin in the West. It is a land of plenty and can develop agriculture
It is precisely because the power, energy, resources and agriculture in the western region are enough to support China’s development of a complete industrial system, Chairman Mao decided to establish a complete industrial system in the third tier areas, also known as the “big third tier construction”.
At present, China has a complete industrial system in the third tier regions. Sichuan, as the representative, is home to all the industrial departments in China.
Tibet can balance Southeast Asia and South Asia
There are two main points about the importance of Tibet to China:
First, as a strategic buffer zone between China and India, it can effectively check and balance India;
Second, as the “water tower of Asia”, Tibet can balance Southeast Asia.
As we have told you before, there must be a strategic buffer zone between big countries, otherwise the two sides may fight.
Once a big country fights, it is difficult for other countries to mediate – who will listen to the “Persuasion” of a small country?
China’s greatest advantage over India is Tibet!
For many of us, Tibet is a plateau with a cold climate and thin oxygen. There is no way to develop agriculture and industry, and it is not even suitable for human survival. However, it can effectively ensure China’s national security.
Because the Himalayas separated China from India in South Asia geographically, we had no way to conquer India in history; Similarly, India has never done any serious harm to China.
In ancient times, if China wanted to attack India through Tibet, it was extremely difficult to supplement personnel and transport materials. However, after entering the modern society, great changes have taken place in the situation.
As long as we deploy a large number of long-range artillery in Tibet, we can pose a great threat to India: we can directly hit the Indian capital.
However, it is difficult for India to pose an effective threat to China:
First, as far as China is concerned, Tibet is sparsely populated. Even if Indian artillery can hit Tibet, it will be difficult to cause much casualties to China;
Second, the living environment in Tibet is relatively poor. Coupled with the barrier of the Himalayas, India has no way to occupy Tibet through the army.
It is for this reason that India always wants to support Tibetan independence.
You can think about what benefits India would have if Tibet became independent from China?
If Tibet becomes independent from China, it will not be able to manufacture aircraft, tanks and artillery based on its strength, so it will pose no threat to India. Even if Tibet poses any threat to India, with India’s strength, there is no big problem in dealing with Tibet, so Tibet will not want to threaten India.
However, Tibet is totally different in China’s hands. We can deploy all kinds of advanced weapons to the Sino Indian border. With China’s strong strength as a support, India can only be hanged unilaterally.
Therefore, Tibet is extremely important to China’s national security, and it is also an important key to check and balance India’s development in the future: whenever India wants to develop, we can find an excuse to stir up trouble, and then use a small-scale conflict to curb India’s development – as long as a shell hits the Indian capital, New Delhi, it can make a large number of capital flight.
In addition to this reason, Tibet also has a check and balance effect on Southeast Asian countries, because Tibet is the water tower of Asia, and the source of all the rivers in Southeast Asian countries is Tibet. As long as we build various hydropower stations in the upper reaches of the rivers, Southeast Asian countries will collapse: when the sluice gates are closed in the dry season, they will suffer from drought; In the rainy season, when the sluice gates are released, they will be flooded.
For China, if Southeast Asian countries and India want to fight us, we will build hydropower stations when it is not suitable to use force: we build hydropower stations in our own homes. When we are in a good mood, we will consider your feelings. When we are in a bad mood, especially when you want to fight us, we will also consider your farts.
Once our hydropower station is built, how will you get it?
In 2016, Vietnam experienced the “worst drought in 90 years”, nearly one million people lacked daily water, and nearly 160000 hectares of rice fields were affected. Then Vietnam asked China to release water.
Then China made a speech: Although we in China are also very difficult, in order to take care of your feelings, we still made a difficult decision. We decided to release water for 27 days. Thank us quickly!
It is precisely because Tibet is so important that many countries always want to mess up Tibet, but they are doomed to be in vain.
Xinjiang, the center of land rights
As for Xinjiang, that is even more important.
If Tibet is China’s weapon to balance India and Southeast Asian countries, then Xinjiang is even more important: Tibet is important, but it is difficult to develop due to the impact of climate, plateau and other factors. However, Xinjiang is different. It can develop both industry and agriculture. At the same time, it can also link Asia and Europe.
In September, 2013, China’s top leaders put forward the strategic vision of the “the Belt and Road”: “the belt” refers to the “Silk Road Economic Belt”, which is a land route; “One road” refers to the “21st century Maritime Silk Road”, which is a maritime road.
Xinjiang is the core of the “belt” and connects Central Asia, West Asia, South Asia and Europe!
As long as we build the “belt and road” well, we can avoid us control over the sea: for a long time, we will not be able to challenge us maritime hegemony. After all, the United States has 11 aircraft carriers and has military bases in key Straits.
However, as long as we build Xinjiang well, we can avoid the sea and strengthen our ties with other countries through the land.
Let’s take a simple example: a few years ago, the United States launched sanctions against Iran to prohibit other countries from buying Iranian oil. If it passes through the sea, countries such as Europe and the United States can forcibly detain Iranian oil tankers at sea.
If the Chinese railway connects China and Iran, can the United States prevent Iran from transporting oil to China?
Of course, I know some punks will definitely say: the cost of railway is greater than that of sea transportation, which is not cost-effective!
This kind of person, my evaluation is a word: short-sighted!
There are two main reasons:
First, can national security be measured by money?
Second, the railway transportation cost is high now, but can it represent the future?
When we have a huge amount of electricity, the price of electricity is infinitely reduced. At that time, using electricity as the power source of the train, can the cost be infinitely reduced?
Besides, do you know how long it takes to transport oil to China by sea?
It will take at least 2-3 months for one visit.
We casually found the “xinpuyang”, the largest oil tanker in China. The following figure shows its track. It takes three months to come from China to Iran.
The same journey. Do you know how long the train will take?
Less than 15 days!
Time is money: at the same time, transporting more goods can effectively reduce transportation costs.
Those who say the cost of land transportation is high, I can only say that they are short-sighted: just like when the train was just born, many people said that the train should not be developed. The cost is high, and it is not as fast as the carriage. It is better to use the carriage for transportation.
Is that all that Xinjiang means to China?
Xinjiang can balance the EU!
What are the EU’s goals now?
The EU must become a “pole” of the world, because only then can it compete with China, the United States and Russia.
But do you think all European countries want to join the EU?
For some small and poor countries, your accession to the EU means that you have given up the right to national defense, taxation and development. Everything should be under the command of the EU.
Simply put: as long as you join the EU, you will lose the right to be independent.
For the Eastern European countries, their relations with Western Europe are not very good. In addition, the Eastern European countries are relatively poor. Once they join the EU, they are the last to speak. However, if they do not join the EU, their economies will be difficult to be effectively improved.
Therefore, for the Eastern European countries, they are in a dilemma: after joining the EU, they have no status and lose the dominant power of the country; If we do not join the EU, our own economic development is very poor and the people are not satisfied.
However, China’s “the Belt and Road” has given them a new hope: they can use China to develop their economy.
For example, Serbia has a lot of iron ore, which can only be sold to European countries in the past, but after the land route is opened, they can be sold to China; In the past, China’s medium – and low-end manufacturing could only be transported by sea to Greek ports, and then to Serbia through Greece, which is a member of the European Union
Therefore, once the land route is opened, Serbia will no longer have to look at the face of the EU, and there is no need to join the EU.
It is for this reason that the EU has always been on guard against China’s “the Belt and Road”: as long as China’s “the Belt and Road” develops, the EU will face a sharp increase in the difficulty of unifying Europe.
Xinjiang is the key point!
If the EU can mess up Xinjiang, it will be more difficult for China to complete the layout of the “belt and road”!
This is the real reason why the EU used the Xinjiang issue as an excuse to impose sanctions on China for the first time in 30 years.
But is it useful?
The EU has no room to bargain with China!
We have also imposed anti sanctions on them!
On March 22, the Chinese side decided to impose sanctions on 10 people and four entities of the European side who seriously damaged China’s sovereignty and interests and maliciously spread lies and false information, including Peter Cofell, Geller, gluxman, kuchuk and lexman, members of the European Parliament, scherzma, member of the Dutch Parliament, cogratti, member of the Belgian parliament, sachaliene, member of the Lithuanian parliament, Zheng Guoen, a German scholar, and yebiyang, a Swedish scholar, The political and Security Committee of the European Council, the sub committee on human rights of the European Parliament, the China Research Center in Mercator, Germany, and the Danish Democratic League Foundation.
Relevant personnel and their families have been prohibited from entering the mainland of China and the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions, and their affiliated enterprises and institutions have also been restricted from conducting exchanges with China.
In the face of China’s sanctions, the EU also threatened to stop the “China EU comprehensive investment agreement”
To tell the truth, I find it ridiculous: it seems that we have to ask for the EU.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said very well: the China EU investment agreement is not a “gift” given by one party to the other, but is mutually beneficial.
If you want to cancel, just cancel.
Without the EU, we will drive German cars and French Airbus out of the Chinese market, which will not only provide sufficient development space for China’s automobile manufacturing, but also enable the C919 to develop rapidly.
Moreover, without China’s support, the EU will never think of “reunification”: as long as China’s economic support, many countries will not join the EU.
Just as huachunying said in her reply that “the European Union, the United Kingdom and Canada announced unilateral sanctions against relevant individuals and entities under the pretext of the so-called Xinjiang human rights issue respectively”, today’s China is not what it was 120 years ago. The era when foreign powers could open the door to China by erecting a few cannons is gone forever.
We don’t take the initiative to bully others, but if anyone wants to bully us, we will make them pay their due price sooner or later!