Thursday, October 21, 2021

China’s Xi inspects unknown space base, asks army to prepare for war

Chinese leader Xi Jinping recently inspected an undisclosed space base in northwest China, and instructed military officials and soldiers to “prepare for war”.

According to Chinese state-run media, during a September 15 inspection of the space base in Shaanxi province, Xi said “space assets” are strategic assets of the CCP that “should be well managed and used.” He praised the base for making a significant contribution to the CCP’s aerospace development, and called on military personnel to improve combat preparedness, and aimed to become “a space superpower” along with a “world-class military”.

Beijing-based DWnews said it was Xi Jinping’s first public inspection of the CCP’s strategic support forces, and that the site was very likely to be the Xi’an Satellite Measurement and Control Center, codenamed “26th Experimental Training Base (Unit 63750)”. military. It is the operations, control and management center of CCP’s aerospace measurement and control network, primarily responsible for monitoring spacecraft launch, spacecraft tracking and measurement, data transmission, information processing and retrieval.

Established on December 31, 2015, according to DWnews, the CCP’s Strategic Support Force is made up of a variety of units that play important supporting roles, including battlefield environmental protection, information and communications security, information security security and new technology testing, etc. Huh. .

Li Yanming, a political commentator living in the United States, noted that for the CCP’s 20th National Congress, Beijing is facing both domestic and international crises, and high-level internal fighting intensifies to the point of approaching a showdown. It was done . In an interview with The Epoch Times, Lee said military confrontations in the Taiwan Strait, the South China Sea, the East China Sea, the Sino-India border, the Korean Peninsula and other surrounding areas could escalate at any time.

Li believes that internationally, military tensions around China are related to the CCP’s diplomatic, political and economic ties with the United States, Russia, and Japan. Within the CCP, it has become increasingly clear that former CCP leader Jiang Zemin’s faction seeks to take advantage of these crises and military conflicts to force Xi to step down.

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For Xi Jinping, preparing for war can not only divert attention from internal crises, but also help mold himself into the image of a national hero who defeats both foreign forces and political enemies.

China has been more aggressive in advancing its territorial and maritime sovereignty claims in the South and East China Seas along the India-China border, and frequently invading Taiwan’s airspace.

Gui Yuan, a Chinese current affairs commentator based in Japan, told The Epoch Times that the CCP is now in the midst of a crisis, both internal and external. He said that the external conflicts are very tense, but in reality, the internal crisis of governance is more acute. Gui said Xi’s insistence on preparing for war is driven by an urge to resolve internal crises, and that Xi’s real goal is to consolidate his power.

Chong Sheng (pseudonym), an independent commentator in China, also believes that Xi’s real intention is to stabilize his power.

“Xi Jinping has his own sphere of influence, and some other generations of top CCP families support him, but there seems to be more of an opposition faction,” Chong told The Epoch Times. “Jiang Zemin, his political rival, is still very powerful. Xi has been removing officials from Jiang’s faction to consolidate his rule. For example, he has replaced the commander of the Western Theater Command four times this year “

Ken Zhang contributed to this report.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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