(Republican Party News) – Tensions continue to rise between the United States and China, especially when it comes to the topic of Taiwan and the speculation that the communist country might soon make a move to take over the island. The fact that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was rumored to have been planning a trip to the island over this past weekend certainly did not help matters.
“Public opinion shall not be violated, and if you play with fire you get burned. I hope the US side can see this clearly,” CNN claims Xi said. The comment came about during a call planned long before the possible Pelosi trip was even on the radar.
According to the folks over at The Western Journal, “The White House readout on the call was in much calmer language than the official Chinese state news agency cited by CNN.”
“On Taiwan, President Biden underscored that the United States policy has not changed and that the United States strongly opposes unilateral efforts to change the status quo or undermine peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait,” a U.S. readout went on to say.
Just last week, there were several media accounts that stated Pelosi would be making a stop over in Taiwan as part of a congressional delegation that was planning to visit several Asian countries. The rumor of the trip ruffled the feathers of Chinese officials, who then insisted that the trip be canceled.
Biden, as usual, tried to shift the blame — because personal responsibility is not a character trait that comes natural to Democrats — saying the U.S. military believed the trip was “not a good idea.” Pelosi herself has stated that she would not share her travels plans, nor talk about them publicly for fear doing so could prove to be a security risk.
“Taiwan has been the refuge of China’s Nationalist government since it lost the Chinese civil war in 1949. The U.S. does not extend official diplomatic recognition to Taiwan’s government, but has supported the island nation’s freedom by providing extensive military aid,” the report said.
“China claims Taiwan is rightfully a part of China and has become more bellicose on the issue in recent years. China’s state-run Global Times, for example, has been filled with antagonistic rhetoric about Pelosi and Taiwan,” the Western Journal reported.
On Tuesday of last week, the outlet cited Hu Xijin, who is a commentator for the Chinese Communist Party, as stated that he fully expected to see People’s Liberation Army aircraft “flying together with Pelosi’s plane into the airspace of Taiwan island. That would set a great precedent for the PLA to patrol above the island, which would be far more meaningful than Pelosi’s visit.”
“Sooner or later, the PLA’s aircrafts will enter the airspace above Taiwan in a legitimate and righteous move to manifest China’s sovereignty over the island. To do this, we need an opportunity which could prompt the international community to better understand the mainland’s move is natural rather than a provocation. Pelosi’s potential visit to the island will lead to major changes on the situation in the Taiwan Straits, and PLA’s strong reaction is in line with the expectation of the international community and the visit will offer PLA a good reason to send aircraft over the island,” the paper went on to say, citing Hu.
The paper then made the claim that Pelosi was not in the least concerned if Biden was grumpy or not.
“Pelosi doesn’t care that she might make a big mess of US-China relations, because the executive branch and the military will be the ones forced to take the consequences and deal with the aftermath,” the news reported quoted Xin Qiang, deputy director of the Center for American Studies at Fudan University, as stating.
“The US should not underestimate the crisis and possible disastrous results it will bring to the Taiwan Straits if Pelosi ultimately makes the trip, experts said. On edge of the cliff for bilateral relations, if the US does not pull back but keeps challenging the guardrail, the price will be beyond US capabilities to pay,” the Global Times stated in a piece published on Thursday.
“Should Pelosi visit Taiwan island, possible scenarios include PLA fighter jets intercepting Pelosi’s plane and escorting it to the mainland, the PLA declaring air and maritime zones around Taiwan island as restricted zones for military exercises, or conducting large-scale military drills around the island of Taiwan, including in the waters between Taiwan island and Japan as well as between Taiwan island and Guam, according to military experts,” the report continued.
This kind of mess is to be expected when you realize that you have a weakling in office who is suffering from the decline of his cognitive abilities, making it nigh to impossible to make sound discussions involving foreign policy.
It’s terrifying that we have this man as a president. Here’s to hoping he doesn’t get an opportunity to launch a third world war.
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