A widely-read and a rather provocative mouthpiece for Beijing quoted Chinese observers who said the country would have no choice but to respond with “counter moves” if the U.S. were to press ahead and elevate its relations with Taiwan. And one of those countermoves could include military action.
The legislation, known as the Taiwan Travel Act, is upsetting the Chinese. It came into effect Friday after President Donald Trump signed the bill and added to already bow tight tensions and a fear of a war. The Taiwan Travel Act allows US representatives to meet officials from the self-ruled island of Taiwan, but the Chinese government believes the newly signed legislation is a direct threat to them.
China has also recently threatened Taiwan for agreeing to be cordial and diplomatic with the US, saying the island’s independence will not be tolerated.
China’s threat to Taiwan is ratcheting up fears of a third world war. A comment by the Chinese government saying they will “never tolerate Taiwanese independence” has prompted fears an all-out invasion is imminent.
The chilling threat was made by Premier Li Keqiang as top Chinese officials met in Beijing for the annual meeting of parliament on Monday. “We will never tolerate any separatist schemes or activities for Taiwan independence,” Li Keqiang said. He also stated that China will promote the peaceful growth of relations across the Taiwan Strait and “advance China’s peaceful reunification. We will remain firm in safeguarding China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and will never tolerate any separatist schemes or activities for Taiwan independence.” -SHTFPlan
China should and will take military action if the US decides to press ahead with the legislation designed to encourage high-level contact with Taiwanese officials, according to a report by state media outlet The Global Times. Liu Weidong, a researcher at the Institute of American Studies of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said the Chinese army would resume its military probes circling the island and send more military vessels and airplanes if any “Taiwan independence” secessionist forces perceive the U.S bill as a pro-independence signal.
In response to the bill, China said Saturday that it “firmly opposes” the move and demanded the U.S. “correct its mistake,” according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s website. The new legislation comes on the heels of president Donald Trump’s calls for tariffs and reduced trade imbalance with China. It also comes shortly after the Chinese president, Communist dictator Xi Jinping gave himself the go-ahead to remain in power for as long as he wants. There are about 3,000 delegates to China’s National People’s Congress, and theoretically, they can vote any way they want. But in its history, it has never vetoed a proposal by China’s Communist Party.
So much for the “death of the Petrodollar” : http://www.businessinsider.com/us-oil-exports-are-surging-and-showing-no-signs-of-slowing-down-2018-3
Off Topic: anyone have any thoughts on the bombings in Austin?
Ya, If they bomb West Texas Nobody cares.
The idiot can’t find that really big ugly pink building in the middle of town!
South: Too bad he isn’t in Washington, DC taking care of some much needed reform…
Yeah, this type of bombing only gets attention because it’s rare.
But wait till those idiots wanting civil war get their way, then it will be so common on a daily basis it will get reported about as often as a dog biting someone is.
This is a far cry from the Trump that ran for President. Its picking an unnecessary fight.
Military parade, a Secretary Of Defense named Mad Dog, a war cabinet; all roads lead to war.
I’m afraid he will do anything to distract from bad press. If things get bad for him or his family, I feel he will start a war and if necessary declare martial law. Remember, when you drain the swamp, all that is left are the gators and snakes.
Kevin2, I don’t think it’s Trump. These are the same Red Chinese scum who made threats all during the Obama era and that crowd simply gave in. Trump is NOT giving in to the scum. Red China has no business telling us or any other nation what to do. Taiwan is simply the original Republic Of China aka FREE CHINA which has been a sovereign and independent nation since 1949. I’ve known some Taiwanese who were really good people. MAINLAND Chinese never made any good impression on me. The Red Chinese need to back off.
The Deplorable Braveheart
Well I’m unwilling to expel my kids or grandkids life on Taiwan nor any of our tax dollars. I’m of the Libertarian mold.
Expend not expel
The guy who ran for POTUS was lying all along. I tried to warn everyone. Usually those comments were blocked.
NOWWWWW, we see what was obvious all along.
Congress passed the legislation, it’s a shame Hillary didn’t win because she would have vetoed it.
Seriously? People like you here are sheep. TRUMP isn’t asking for war. He’s FINALLY asserting ourselves in the world. You are like the rest of the sheep used to our “leaders” being pussy ass bitches on ALL foreign policy. NO MORE. Fuck the chinks. They steal more intellectual property from us and we NEVER have responded. Again- no more.
I have no bones with Russia or her Russians. The chinks on the other hand- I would re-enlist just for the chance to smoke some of them. Same goes for these fucking Constitution trampling cock sucking liberals in the country.
http://www.peace-prose.com (a bookstore)
By author with Masters in Geology
If you google it there are videos
Don’t bother with the internet link I gave, just google it
Damn chinks are some real vile bastards…
CC, MAINLAND Chinese definitely are. I’ll take Taiwanese over them any day.
Dont say the word “CHINKS” on the Reddit silverbugs board, you’ll get banned from there.
We really don’t belong in the middle of a very old Chinese civil war. I’m also sure it in not the worlds interest to see China bullying its part of the world, without some opposition.
For some stupid reason they will allow a nutcase in Korea get Nukes, but bitch about Taiwan, who is a threat to no one and is an economic powerhouse.
It would not surprise me if Taiwan bought NORK nukes and aimed them at China.
Pandora’s box has been opened, even if you are poor shithole country, you can get a nuke, if you are rich like Taiwan, it will be very simple.
Rellik, I hope we can stay out of that but I wouldn’t hold my breath on it.
Say “NORK nukes” ten times in a row real fast. Agree with your assessment 100%.
It’s time for the 2 governments of China to end the limbo they’re in. But, it ain’t going to be a ‘brother well-met’ affair. Coupled with the NK up and coming debacle (and for all that’s sacred, don’t believe for a second there’s peaceful intent on the Un-man’s part)….. the ‘East’ is going to get bloody.
We’re already at was with China. Have been for a long time. Read SunTzu “the art of war”. There are many ways to fight, and win a war (even a world war). The Chinese have been winning this war. If the shooting begins, we wont have a chance. They have imbedded manchurin candidates thruout the govt/military/corporate complex. The first sacrificial lamb will be Taiwan. Then when the treasonous democrats get the white house back (and they will), the Chinese will attack Japan. That’s the real prize. The hate for the Japanese runs deep. And I predict it will be NK that will launch the first strike. When Japan retaliates, the Chinese will back NK…..then the end times will be upon us.!!!!
China just might get a surprise from Taiwan. They have some very good pieces of warfare fighting tools. If China invades China will get a bloody nose because they will have to fight house to house.
China has a problem already with India and Viet Nam on their southern boarder. Nam kicked their asses a couple years ago over the boarder, and India has moved a large battle group there. On top of that they have pissed all of the South East Asian countries off over their claims of more area in the South China Sea and the Pacific. You might see some of these States coming to the aid of Twain.
Also Peking is to get the winter Olympic in 2020. This could cause a problem for them.
Time will tell!
China is way overrated militarily.
Take a good look at that Taiwanese coast, it would make Normandy look like a Sunday picnic.
China’s only choice would be missiles against the island and naval ships against Taiwanese shipping, and that won’t work well since they’d have to invade to take over and the Taiwanese and win and are quite capable of fighting back on every front to prevent it.
India, has some of the most accurate Nuke missles in the world.
China ALWAYS threatens military action!
All talk and no action, and if they tried in invade they would FAIL!
And they know it!
If China’s military equipment is anything like what they ship as product around the world than Taiwan does not have much to worry about, it will all fall apart shortly anyway.
Major General US Marine Corps, Antiwar Activist : 1881-1940
“I served in all commissioned ranks from second lieutenant to Major General. And during that period I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism. I suspected I was just part of the racket all the time. Now I am sure of it.”
Received 16 military medals, 5 for valor. Is one of 19 men to receive the Medal of Honor twice.
Wrote the 1935 exposé that linked business and the military titled “War Is A Racket.”
China wants Taiwan but a Taiwan that is intact. If they believe that they can do this, they’ll play the waiting game. China does have its problems. I’ve heard of what is supposed to be a good book on those problems, “Stumbling Giant”.
The PLA looks impressive in war games when nobody is shooting back at them.
They can only hope a missile attack would make Taiwan cave.
Taiwan has a formidable military of its own.
Taiwan also does a considerable amount of trade with mainland China.
More bluster and saber rattling. China does not want to lose half of its air force.
Did he thank the Federal Reserve for giving him the opportunity to earn all those medals?
China is kicking off the Belt And Road. Nothing will interfere with business. Nothing.
Monday, March 26th is a big, big day for China. Oil. Yuan. Futures.
The dildos on CNBC might talk about it for 10 seconds.
This story is based upon no facts whatsoever. I know a guy that knows a guy that shovels the shit off Beijing streets type of a deal.
Keep causing trouble the world-wide USA government! We can’t even beat a few thousand goat herders in Afghanistan who use minimally effective weapons! And our gay pride parade military is fucking with China AND Russia???