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Insight: PLA bolsters its title to Tibet

22nd July 2019 - 09:22 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The Doklam standoff between China and India in June-August 2017 represented a major spike in tensions between the two powers. It was also a reminder to both militaries that they needed to reinforce their respective forces near the disputed border. In China’s case this refers to Tibet, a high-altitude region with a harsh climate that is not conducive to military operations nor the permanent positioning of large numbers of soldiers.

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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