FAST FIVE: China, Blaming Covid, Is Erecting Border Walls With Myanmar And Vietnam
China, Blaming Covid, Is Erecting Border Walls With Myanmar And Vietnam China is now starting to build and/or reinforce border walls near its Southeast borders – “stirring up controversy” with neighboring countries, according to a new report from Australia's ABC. While much of the focus in the US over the last 4 years was decrying President Trump's calls to build a wall domestically, China was doing the exact same thing on its border with Vietnam and Myanmar. “It looks like a national program,” one Southeast Asia expert said. The project in Vietnam, which is still being extended, has a 4.5 meter high iron fence topped with barbed wire.
In some cases “the walls are designed not just to keep the virus out, but to keep people in,” ABC reports. The same expert argued that smuggling could be the main reason for erecting such walls.
The illicit activity includes trafficking of Vietnamese women to China.
Some, however, were stolen and/or sold – and never heard from again.
China explains the wall by doing what most governments around the world have been doing for the last year – blaming Covid. “Before the pandemic, there was no wall, but only short wooden fences,” a YouTuber, who captured video of the wall along Myanmar, said. You can see video of the border wall here: Tyler Durden Mon, 01/25/2021 – 23:59.