International China Is Fuming As The U.S and Taiwan Are Forging Closer Relations

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  1. Arkain2K

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    China riled by US move on Taiwan in new Bill
    Tan Dawn Wei | JAN 5, 2019

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    There ought to be more than a few things in the newly passed Asia Reassurance Initiative Act that China would not be pleased with.

    But the one that truly annoys Beijing is the United States' insistence on cosying up to Taiwan, long regarded by China as a breakaway province with no option but to return to the motherland.

    On Wednesday, China's foreign ministry said it "resolutely opposed" the signing of the Bill, which calls for more official exchanges between the US and Taiwan and regular arm sales to the island, and had formally registered its displeasure with Washington.

    "The Act has seriously violated the one-China principle and stipulations in the three China-US joint communiques, and bluntly interfered in China's domestic affairs," foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a news briefing.

    In the communiques signed in 1972, 1979 and 1982, the US acknowledged and affirmed the one-China principle, although it also stated that Washington will maintain unofficial ties with Taiwan.

    Just two days after US President Donald Trump signed the proposed Bill into law, his Chinese counterpart, Mr Xi Jinping, warned: China will not tolerate foreign meddling in the Taiwan issue and will resort to military force, if necessary.

    The fact that China has chosen to make noise over Taiwan instead of the other portions targeting it in the Bill indicates Beijing's insecurities over the island, say analysts.

    "From Beijing's perspective, continuing US support only emboldens the Taiwanese to stay firm in their rejection of what Beijing calls 'reunification' but what for most Taiwanese would be an annexation," said Mr Michal Thim, research fellow at the Association for International Affairs in Prague.

    Even though the contents of the Bill are mostly reiterations of what the US has been saying about its Indo-Pacific strategy, Beijing will see this legal move as a concrete step by Washington to implement this much-talked-about game plan, says Associate Professor Li Mingjiang of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

    "This kind of interpretation will certainly add to China's anxiety towards this emerging Indo-Pacific construct. For some time, many Chinese policy elites have been saying that this strategy is just a slogan without much substance, but, now that it has passed into law, it will change some of their thinking: that Americans mean business when they proposed the strategy," he said.

    Aimed at containing China's growing influence in the region, the Act allows for US$1.5 billion (S$2 billion) to be spent every year for the next five years on US military, diplomatic and economic engagement and assistance in Asia.

    It addresses, among other things, China's militarisation of the South China Sea, its alleged intellectual property violations and human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

    "The main implication for China is that, despite its efforts, using both sticks and carrots, to weaken the US position in the region... the US is not going anywhere and it is not backing off from support to partners and allies in the region," said Mr Thim.

    China experts do not believe this legislation will significantly alter the competitive dynamics between China and the US in the region and, even without this law, Washington will continue to take China to task for those alleged transgressions.

    But the Taiwan issue is different. Prof Li said there is a sense now that China is creating conditions for unification through opening up dialogue with political forces in Taiwan.

    "With the new American policy completely contrarian to China's new Taiwan policy objective, Beijing will be worried about this, and that Washington is intentionally playing the Taiwan card in US-China relations."

    https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-riled-by-us-move-on-taiwan-in-new-bill
     
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    DJT Should also reply with "Threat of Military force againts Beijing and lets see how the Communist Party business oligarchy takes that.
     
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    I believe in one-China too , the commies should surrender to Taiwan as soon as possible .
     
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    I'm glad. China is a massive country and doesn't even need little Taiwan. Their stance really highlights what a nasty regime is in charge, the fact the people of Taiwan don't want to be part of China just pisses them off. Xi doesn't give a shit about what the people want.
    When Xi was much younger he said to his best friend that the people of the West have too much freedom. He hates democracy and he is a monster.
    He seems to have a plastic face doesn't he? The same expression all of the time, he is no doubt wearing a mask!
     
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    Lol @ giving a fraction of a motherfuck what makes China upset. They should be treated with far more hostility than they are.
     
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    Google is no different than other businesses they are only for profit I never bought into their "crusader campaign" of "Don't be evil" I think everyone knows it will be a matter of time before they exposed them selves as just a corporate hack but by aiding countries like China to crackdown on dissent and help state censorship that is just taking evil to the next level in my opinion.
     
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    Chinese general warns Taiwan Independence supporters to be treated as 'war criminals'
    Calling Taiwanese who support independence 'thieves' and 'scum,' Lieutenant General He Lei says they will be considered war criminals in the event of a PLA invasion
    By Duncan DeAeth,Taiwan News | 2019/01/10

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    TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A lieutenant general of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday, Jan. 9 issued an outrageous warning to supporters of Taiwan independence, declaring they would be considered “war criminals” in the event that China invades Taiwan.

    He Lei (何雷), who is also the former Vice President of China’s Academy of Military Sciences, said Taiwanese Independence have the “the hearts of thieves” and will become the “scum of the Chinese nation” if the PLA is forced to invade and annex Taiwan.

    Using the logic of Chinese imperialism, the general believes that if the PLA forces attack Taiwan, supporters of Taiwanese independence will somehow be to blame and will “inevitably be held responsible as war criminals.”

    Speaking at a meeting of China’s State Council Information Office on Jan. 9, He declared the following, as reported by AFP.

    "Supporters of Taiwanese separatism must stop in time to avoid disaster, repent and return to the right path. Otherwise they will become the scum of the Chinese nation and be condemned by history."

    When asked by media whether the PLA was preparing to attack Taiwan, the general reiterated the recent assertions of Chinese leader Xi Jinping, that China would not renounce the use of force to annex Taiwan, but that military action would be dependent on the actions of “Taiwanese compatriots” themselves, reports UDN.

    While claiming that China will strive sincerely for peaceful integration of Taiwan and China, in the next breath the PLA general assured that “separatist elements” in Taiwan would be punished harshly in the event of military conflict.

    https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3614057
     
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    Good. Nobody should give a crap what China wants or thinks. The more we can do to make China uncomfortable the better.

    Funnily enough there are some posters that would love nothing more than for America to fall from being the number one influencing country in the world. I’m sure they would be much happier and have a much better life with China or Russia having the most power and influence over the population. Wouldn’t we all!?!
     
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    ‘We’ll see how frightened America is’ — Chinese admiral says sinking US carriers key to dominating South China Sea
    By: J.D. Simkins | January 4

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    The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group sailed the Philippine Sea on Nov. 16 during dual carrier operations.


    Another Beijing official has sounded off about the communist nation’s perceived dominance of the South China Sea region, this time coming as an alarming threat of inflicting mass casualties on the U.S. Navy.

    During a Dec. 20 speech to the 2018 Military Industry List summit, China’s Rear Adm. Luo Yuan, the deputy head of the Chinese Academy of Military Sciences, added fuel to the South China Sea fire when he stated the key for Chinese domination in those hotly contested waters could lie in the sinking of two U.S. aircraft carriers, according to a report by Australia’s news.com.

    "What the United States fears the most is taking casualties,” the admiral said, before adding that such an attack on two of the U.S. Navy’s steel behemoths would claim upwards of 10,000 lives.

    Luo went on to call America’s military, money, talent, voting system and fear of adversaries the five U.S. weaknesses that can be easily exploited, according to the report.

    "We’ll see how frightened America is,” he said.

    China’s ongoing insistence on expanding its territory into the Spratly archipelago has agitated neighboring nations and continuously challenged international law, an assertiveness the U.S. attempts to check through routine freedom of navigation operations, or FONOPs.

    "There are consequences that will continue to come home to roost, so to speak, with China if they don’t find a way to work more collaboratively with all of the nations who have interests,” former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in November.

    "International law allows us to operate here, allows us to fly here, allows us to train here, allows us to sail here, and that’s what we’re doing and we’re going to continue to do that,” Lt. Cmdr. Tim Hawkins, spokesman for the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, said last February.

    The Vinson made history last March when it became the first U.S. carrier to visit a Vietnamese port in more than four decades, a port call that added even more tension to the already-strained U.S.-China relationship.

    “The Chinese side made it clear to the United States that it should stop sending its vessels and military aircraft close to Chinese islands and reefs and stop actions that undermine Chinese authority and security interests,” Yang Jiechi, director of China’s Central Foreign Affairs Commission said in November.

    Jiechi’s stance was dangerously emphasized last September when a Chinese warship nearly collided with the American guided-missile destroyer Decatur in what the U.S. Navy called an “unsafe and unprofessional maneuver.”

    “They were positioning in to close on our port side, were trying to push us out of the way," a Decatur sailor said in a video documenting the encounter.

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    An April 2017 photo, taken by the Philippine Air Force, shows Chinese structures and an airstrip on the man-made Subi Reef at the Spratly group of islands in the South China Sea. (Francis Malasig/AP)

    China’s other primary point of contention with the U.S. has been its friendship with Taiwan, a self-ruled democratic island that Beijing sees as a breakaway province.

    Arms deals between the U.S. and Taiwan have drawn the China’s ire and when the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act floated the possibility of future visits by American warships to Taiwanese ports, Chinese officials responded by issuing threats, with one such warning coming from Adm. Luo.

    “If the US naval fleet dares to stop in Taiwan, it is time for the People’s Liberation Army to deploy troops to promote national unity on (invade) the island,” he said. "Those who are trying to stir up trouble in the South China Sea and Taiwan should be careful about their future.”

    Wang Hongguang, a retired lieutenant general of the People’s Liberation Army, emphasized Luo’s proclamations.

    “The PLA is capable of taking over Taiwan within 100 hours with only a few dozen casualties,” he said in the report. “A possible military conflict may take place in Taiwan soon. (But) As long as the US doesn’t attack China-built islands and reefs in the South China Sea, no war will take place in the area.”

    An April 2017 photo, taken by the Philippine Air Force, shows Chinese structures and an airstrip on the man-made Subi Reef at the Spratly group of islands in the South China Sea. (Francis Malasig/AP)

    Frequent military drills directly over or adjacent to Taiwan, meanwhile, have cut off access to the island’s dwindling list of partner nations and stirred concern among Taipei’s defense officials.

    “The Chinese military’s strength continues to grow rapidly,” Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense said in a late 2017 report obtained by Reuters. “There have been massive developments in military reforms, combined operations, weapons development and production, the building of overseas military bases and military exercises, and the military threat towards us grows daily.”

    Ongoing invasion threats have been openly disputed by Taiwan’s mainland affairs minister, Chang Hsiao-Yueh, who issued a warning of her own last year.

    “If they invade Taiwan militarily they will pay a very very high price," she said. "And so far I believe that’s the last resort if all the other means [of unification] are failed then finally they will do that.”

    https://www.navytimes.com/news/your...s-carriers-key-to-dominating-south-china-sea/
     
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    Taiwan represents everything PRC hates - freedom of the press, sovereignty, and a population that is very pro western/democracy. If they think they can just annex Taiwan like they did with Hong Kong (different situation, yes), then they have another thing coming.
     
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    Fantastic. Bollocks to "One China".

    Taiwan is an independent, sovereign state who won't kowtow to their draconian, authoritarian regime.
     
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