While Europe is fighting the war in Ukraine, it seems that everyone has forgotten about Taiwan and its interest in the Chinese Communists.
Six U.S. legislators arrived in Taiwan Friday on a surprise visit to display the flag and inform the Taiwanese government that the United States doesn’t forget them. China decided that this was the perfect time to hold military exercises. This showed that they still care about Taiwan.
China will likely ask Vladimir Putin to return the favor since China is still claiming its “sovereignty”, while Taiwan refuses to give up an inch.
Zhao Lijian, the spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, stated that drills by the People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theater Command were conducted in areas adjacent to Taiwan as a “countermeasure to recent negative actions of America,” including the visit by a delegation from lawmakers to Taiwan.
He promised that China would continue to take tough measures to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The Eastern Theater Command described these exercises as “a necessary step based on the current security situation in Taiwan Strait and the necessity to safeguard national sovereignty.”
“Taiwan is an inalienable and sacred part of Chinese territory. It stated that there is no room for foreign interference in the Taiwan issue.
A nation must be limited in its claim to sovereignty, especially if the territory claims involve an island that was previously independent of the mainland.
It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter that Hong Kong had its own national identity, while Beijing claimed it as its own. The Chinese Communists brutally suppressed any notion of separatism in Hong Kong, just like they did in Tibet.
The United States won’t argue with China if they invade. However, it is sometimes more difficult than initially believed to conquer a population that resists. This is similar to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s President, has repeatedly warned China that Taiwan will not leave the international stage peacefully.
Tsai stated that she was pleased to meet the legislators and hopes the visit will help strengthen U.S.-Taiwan relations.
The president stated that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine proved that democracies need to strengthen their alliances. Collectively, we can protect ourselves against the threats posed by regional peace by authoritarian countries.
America is Taiwan’s largest unofficial ally, and it has increased weapons sales to Taiwan over the past few years.
China’s desire to reunite Taiwan with its former colony seemed more rhetorical than serious. However, President Xi has created a strong Chinese military including a navy capable of invading or conquering an island country.
Xi and the Chinese Communists seem determined to make reunification a reality, regardless of whether Taiwan wants it.