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Taiwan Says It Needs To Prepare For War, As UK Warships Move Towards South China Sea

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Taiwan Says It Needs To Prepare For War, As UK Warships Move Towards South China Sea

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On June 23rd, Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu warned that Taiwan needs to prepare for military conflict with China.

According to him, China’s escalating military intimidation of Taiwan shows the self-governed island “needs to prepare” for a possible military conflict.

His warning came one week after the island reported the largest daily fly over by Chinese military planes into Taiwan’s self-declared Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).

The flight included 28 Chinese warplanes, including fighter jets and bombers, and did not violate Taiwanese sovereign airspace or international law, but it was seen as show of strength by China’s People’s Liberation Army.

“As Taiwan decision makers, we cannot take any chances, we have to be prepared,” Wu told CNN in Taipei. “When the Chinese government is saying they would not renounce the use of force, and they conduct military exercises around Taiwan, we would rather believe that it is real.”

Wu, who has served as minister of foreign affairs since 2018, was accused by Beijing in May of being a “diehard separatist” after remarks he made during a news conference that Taiwan would fight “to the very last day” if attacked by China.

“Stopping ‘Taiwan independence’ is the necessary condition for maintaining peaceful cross-strait relations,” said Zhu Fenglian, a spokeswoman for China’s Taiwan Affairs Office. “Joseph Wu has repeatedly and arrogantly provoked ‘Taiwan independence’ … we will take all necessary measures to severely punish such ‘Taiwan independence’ diehards for life in accordance with the law.”

In response, Wu said he is “honored” to be targeted by Communist authorities in Beijing.

“Authoritarianism cannot tolerate truth. If they continue to say that they want to pursue me for the rest of my life, I’m not really concerned about that,” he said.

On June 22nd, a United States warship sailed through the sensitive Taiwan Strait over Beijing’s protests, in the sixth such transit near the self-ruled island under US President Joe Biden’s administration.

The USS Curtis Wilbur, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, conducted a “routine transit” through the strategic waterway that separates Taiwan from mainland China to “demonstrate the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific”, according to a US Navy statement.

“The United States military flies, sails, and operates anywhere international law allows,” it said.

Just a week earlier, on June 15th, a US aircraft carrier group led by the USS Ronald Reagan has entered the South China Sea as part of a routine mission, the US Navy said, at a time of rising tensions between Washington and Beijing.

China frequently objects to US military missions in the South China Sea, saying they do not help promote peace or stability, and the latest mission comes after China condemned the Group of Seven (G7) nations for a statement criticising Beijing over a range of issues.

“While in the South China Sea, the strike group is conducting maritime security operations, which include flight operations with fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, maritime strike exercises, and coordinated tactical training between surface and air units,” the US Navy said.

“Carrier operations in the South China Sea are part of the US Navy’s routine presence in the Indo-Pacific.”

In further support of the US and its antagonism of China, a British-led aircraft carrier group led by the HMS Queen Elizabeth is moving towards the South China Sea.

The 65,000-ton aircraft carrier with more than 30 aircraft plans to visit the Asian waterway for military drills with the U.S. Navy and Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces, British media outlets say. The ships set sail in May for a world journey of seven months, the Royal Navy said on its website without specifying when it would reach the South China Sea. A Dutch frigate and an American destroyer have joined the group.

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Anthony Ludovici

So Taiwan “must” rejoin mainland China against its will? The CCP is open about its intentions.

Last edited 1 month ago by Anthony Ludovici
If I don't steal it, someone else will steal it

Anti Chinese bot.

Have you left the middle east yet?

yuri

pathetic racist timmy ludicrous failed LGBT rehab in Alabama village—seeks ISIS boyfriend at SF

Arch Bungle

You should be aware that it is Taiwan who still claims that mainland China belongs to it.

Chiang Kai Shek’s openly stated intention was always to bring mainland China under his murderous dictatorial rule.

Ricky Miller

In order to seize Taiwan in the first place the government there had to murder tens of thousands of people on the island and suppress them for decades with a right wing style secret police and death squad force. Read all about it. Look up “February 28th incident” (or massacre) and the resulting White terror. Taiwan was a part of China for centuries before Colonial Japan was gifted the island by European colonial powers in 1895. So, the spoils (theft) of colonialism and the governance of and by Western puppets must be accepted by mainland China for all time? Note, there is still a state of war between the two sides, under a multi-decade cease fire. Until 1970 Taiwanese aircraft overflew the mainland and mined waterways inside the PRC. It’s not some new conflict happening without previous events.

Arch Bungle

Nobody talks about how many millions Shiang Kai Shek murdered and starved during the Chinese Civil War.

All they can do is repeat the Yanqui mantra:

“Mao Bad! Mao Bad! Mao Bad! Mao Killa! Mao Killa!”

Rightiswrong

Nor do they mention the role of the KMT in the heroin trade, and the French, British and US involvement in distributing their products.
The KMT operated in Myanmar also, still there under rebranding.

Rightiswrong

I don’t recall the Native Americans being given a vote or choice on where the US Government sent them to live.
The US Government just slaughtered them anyway, even after they went to the “Reservations”.

yuri

Indians in US once numbered about 6 million—now 250,000

Fog of War

I dont remember Latvians voting to join the Soviet Union either.

Djibril Al Kamylles

At least ! I will fuck Xi Jin Ping and free the Ouïghours

concrete mike

You dont care about these people, all you care is american dollars.

Kuomintang clique can go to hell as far as im concerned. China is doing just fine, dont need idiots like you to make it into a western corp.

Later ignorant troll!

Arch Bungle

You can’t even f#ck your own wife … How you gonna f#ck the leader of the largest Nation on Earth?

yuri

but you cannot free your mother from brothel

L du Plessis

The US has forced the seperation of Taiwan to get occupation on the Chnese doorstep.

yuri

Taiwan is china—when they wish to reintegrate no worthless paper tiger US soldier in their pink undies and nail polish will do anything to prevent China from imposing its legitimate sovereignty ……in 70 years the impotent incompetent amerikans have failed to regime change Cuba—obliterted in Korea, Vietnam and everywhere they have been

Comwell

Those morons will find out one day that the Chinese are not as reasonable as the Russians when they are provoked.

IMHO

Lol. Every country always has to prepare for conflict. Threat of war keeps the sheeple patriotic.

The real war these days is monetary.

MrX

UK again? Delusional cunts think Queen Victoria is still alive, their idiocy will plunge the world into another world war, they are directly responsible for previous two. Not even Americans are that crazy.

Last edited 1 month ago by MrX
yuri

30+% amerikans diagnosed w mental illness—no civilized nation more than 6%

Peter Moy

Does HMS Big Scuzzie even have its own fixed-wing aircraft or are they still mooching off of Uncle Shmuel? Really pathetic how they are and always will be lapdog schmucks.

yuri

prepare for with whom? Denmark?

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