AjeyoLAST UPDATED: Aug. 7, 2020, 2:39 p.m.
Dushanbe (Tajikistan): China, which is preparing to occupy the land of its neighbors in Ladakh and South China Sea, is now engaged in expanding its expansionist ideology in Central Asia as well.
China's official media has now started claiming Tajikistan's Pamir mountains. China and Tajikistan signed an agreement in 2010. Under this, Tajikistan had to share 1158 kilometers of the Pamir area.
Chinese historian Cho Yao Lu claimed in an article that the entire Pamir region was once part of China, but it lost these areas in the 19th century due to pressure from Britain and Russia. Yao Lu also states that China was able to reclaim a part of the Pamir region in 2010. He is referring here to a 2011 deal in which debt-ridden Tajikistan had to give 1,158 square kilometers of its disputed area to China.
This is how China captures neighbours' territory
Now China wants to use its infamous debt-trap diplomacy to occupy about half of Tajikistan. This article, which appeared in the Chinese authority media, has increased the tension of Tajikistan authorities.
However, China has not officially claimed the entire Pamir region. But, Beijing's expansion begins in a similar way. A random Chinese Communist Party (CCP) sponsored historian writes about China's "historical" claims in foreign territories about how Beijing had to abandon its territory centuries ago. The Chinese start bullying their neighbors by referring to such fraud and false histories.
No country will challenge China in central Asia, as most of the major powers including the US and EU have not shown much interest in this part of the world. Furthermore, Russia does not have the economic firepower to counter Chinese investment in the region and Tajikistan itself is crippled by Chinese debt. Out of Dushanbe's total foreign debt of $ 2.9 million, Beijing alone lays claim to $1.2 billion.
145 gold reserves in Tajikistan
China is building an airport close to Tashkurgan on the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border, raising concerns. The Chinese historian said that after the establishment of the Chinese state, now they have to get their land back.
"We have withdrawn some land and are in possession of some neighboring international countries. One of those historical areas is that of Pamir, which is completely different from us due to tension for 128 years," he said.
In addition, the Chinese authorities are talking to Tajikistan authorities regarding the gold reserves. According to the Chinese report, Tajikistan alone has 145 reserves.
Officials in Tajikistan have given the Chinese firm the authority to develop and operate these mines. Officials currently monitoring these actions say that this is an old ploy China to capture territory.