The widespread support of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for terrorist ethnic groups in Burma is exacerbating regional violence and blocking peace processes in the country.
The Arakan Army (AA), designated as a terrorist by the Burmese government, is one of the buyers of sophisticated military equipment, along with six other armed groups that include Indian terrorists, according to LiCAS news on May 28.
“The Chinese objective has always been to keep the West away from Myanmar [Burma] by keeping the country a weak and closed state with a poor humanitarian record,” a source who preferred anonymity said.
Despite the setbacks caused by the CCP Virus, the CCP is further fueling regional armed conflicts, which it has supported by selling arms and military equipment through intermediaries for decades in order to increase its influence.
“AA has apparently also received money to ensure that they are not diverted to the Deep Sea Port [located in Kyaukphyu, which is run by the CCP],” an analyst reported, who also asked to remain anonymous.
Kyaukphyu port is part of the CCP’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), with which the CCP seeks to compete with an Indian port project located just 100 km (60 miles) north.
In addition, a military source reported, “The Arakanis do not let the [Indian] road pass through the places they control,” which is another objective of the CCP in the area.
“The Arakanis are exchanging their narcotics, opium, and methamphetamines with the Chinese in exchange for weapons,” the informants added about other sources of terrorist funding to LiCAS news.
An Australian academic said, “China’s interest is to create a pro-China faction within the Arakan Army and to support that faction in order to weaken other parties [to the conflict].
Terrorist groups are joined by Chinese criminals who economically exploit other businesses in Burma, also threatening the peace process the government intends to develop.
In other areas, the CCP, along with its anti-Indian ally Pakistan, is supporting Taliban insurgents against the NATO-backed government in Kabul, Afghanistan.
At the same time, it increased its destabilized incursions by establishing two new administrative districts in the South China Sea, ramming and sinking a Vietnamese fishing boat, attempting to police the waters of the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands, and causing further friction on the border with India.
All these facts add up to the disaster caused by the controversial management of the CCP Virus pandemic, thus increasing an international rejection of the CCP never seen before.