China - Taiwan Developments

TEXTILE GUY

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So, we have this issue sneaking into the Russo - Ukrainian thread
Heres a place for those praatjies.

China sees Taiwan as a breakaway province that will eventually be under Beijing's control again.
However, Taiwan sees itself as an independent country, with its own constitution and democratically-elected leaders.
China's President Xi Jinping has said "reunification" with Taiwan "must be fulfilled" - and has not ruled out the possible use of force to achieve this.
 

dualmeister

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I see lots of army vehicles building up in China posts on the socials.
Related?
 

TEXTILE GUY

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History tells us why. Thanks to the Obama-Biden defense cuts of the 2010s and the Biden administration today having no military strategy for China, Beijing has built a military ready to win the scenario we potentially face — a showdown over Taiwan.

If the dogs of war did run wild, China has a clear plan for how it would try to decimate US forces in Asia.

First, Beijing would attack all the ways US forces communicate and share information across the globe, the real but unsexy reason America is a superpower. China would unleash a massive cyberattack on the US military’s command-and-control assets, communications nodes and military bases worldwide. If the US military is blinded, it cannot fight or see what is coming next.

At the same time, China would destroy US commercial, spy and military satellites in orbit using sophisticated anti-satellite weapons it’s been developing for years and has demonstrated. The US military would then be blind and mute — unable to relay orders to forces to strike China back effectively.

 

C4Cat

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So china would never invade Taiwan?
I never said that. The narrative that Taiwan sees itself as an independent country, separate from China, is false. Taiwan, officially called the Republic of China, wants the unification of mainland China, Mongolia, Tibet and Hong Kong - same as the current Chinese government - but they consider themselves to be the rightful government of said territories.
 
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