Given China’s persecution of Uyghur Muslims, its occupation of Tibet, its complete tyranny when it comes to civil & democratic rights, & its repression of the democracy movement in Hong Kong, I would not be one to see its military operations in Ladakh as emancipatory in any way. That would be akin to seeing Russia & Iran as emancipatory against the Syrian Arab Spring. We should leave such treacherous views to the Stalinists who, believe me, support whatever the Chinese Communist Party does.

(Posted May 26, 2020)