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Chinese military issues warning to US

Samizdat | July 19, 2022

The foreign and defense ministries in Beijing issued harsh statements on Monday condemning the Biden administration’s approval of a new US arms sale to Taiwan. The deal is worth an estimated $108 million and includes armored vehicle parts and technical assistance.

Beijing “demands” that the United States “immediately withdraw the above-mentioned arms sales plan to Taiwan,” as well as halt all other arms deals and cut military ties with the island, said Defense Ministry spokesman Colonel Tan Kefei. “Otherwise, the US side will be solely responsible for undermining the relationship between China and the US and the two militaries and the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait.”

“The Chinese People’s Liberation Army will take all necessary measures to firmly defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and resolutely thwart any form of external interference and separatist attempts for ‘Taiwan independence’,” the colonel added.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin echoed this sentiment, saying that Washington’s arms supplies “gravely undermine China’s sovereignty and security interests, and severely harm China-US relations and peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.”

“China will continue to take resolute and strong measures to firmly defend its sovereignty and security interests,” Wang added.

The Pentagon revealed on Friday that the US State Department had greenlit the transaction, which is valued at up to $108 million. It has yet to receive congressional approval, however. The military aid package will include parts for tanks and other combat vehicles, as well as technical and logistical support services provided by the US government and its contractors, in order to enhance the Taiwanese military’s interoperability with American forces and other allies, according to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

State Department spokesman Ned Price dismissed China’s concerns, claiming later on Monday that the US has certain obligations to supply Taiwan with the necessary means to “defend itself.”

“Under the Taiwan Relations Act, we make available to Taiwan defense articles and services necessary to enable Taiwan to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability. This is something that successive administrations have done. It is entirely consistent with our One China policy,” said Price.

Taiwan has been ruled by the nationalists who fled to the island in 1949 after losing the civil war on the Chinese mainland. Beijing considers the island of 23.5 million a part of its own territory, under the One China policy.

China has recently increased its maritime and aerial military activity around the island, saying that this was needed to deter “collusion activities” between “Taiwan independence forces” and the US government.

While agreeing with the One China policy on paper, Washington maintains strong unofficial ties with Taipei, selling weapons to the island and tacitly encouraging its push for sovereignty. Beijing has repeatedly decried such contacts as provocations and as meddling in China’s internal affairs.

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6 Comments »

  1. Noted. Will this “demand” be honored? Unlikely…Bidin’ his time Biden is too deep into dementia to perceive any modicum of understanding of China’s resolve regarding Taiwan, and of course the MIC once again salivates at this $108M (for starters) “windfall.” One also wonders if the US legislature will demonstrate any sanity…unlikely.

    “…sovereignty and security interests….” The US long ago lost track of its own sovereignty and security interests; core national-security imperatives have been subsumed into the Zionist ideology and its platform on the “holy” land. A national shame, but no one has the integrity or courage to acknowledge, much less redress, it….

    Final paragraph: “provocations and meddling”…two of Uncle Sam’s middle names for too, too long….

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    Comment by roberthstiver | July 18, 2022 | Reply

  2. “Who” is going to pay for the very likely war between USA and China? How many USA Citizens will be homeless after a devastating war between USA and China?
    How will the war be financed? Money printing?
    It would seem that the lunatics are running the asylum, in Washington. The revenge of the Chinese seems inevitable, sometime in the near future……..

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | July 18, 2022 | Reply

    • China has about 5,000 years on us Uncle Sam-come-lately-(A)’merikans in terms of history, development, long-range planning, advancement, a sensing of national destiny, cohesiveness, pride, focus, patience, etc., etc., etc. I wouldn’t bet against its chances….

      We’ll have nobody to blame but ourselves at that point.

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      Comment by roberthstiver | July 19, 2022 | Reply

      • “nobody to blame but ourselves at that point”. Quite frankly, it is not the American people who are to blame here. It is The USA’s totally corrupted ruling elite(who send America’s son’s(and now daughters) to fight the Wars that America’s “1%” start. And they’ve been doing it since the end of WWII.

        The American Government is the Problem, NOT the American people.

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        Comment by brianharryaustralia | July 19, 2022 | Reply

  3. The People’s Republic of China probably regards those who abandoned the Communist movement as terrorists seeking money and weapons from their plutocratic friends who are after Global domination in their own interests and against those of ordinary folk they regard as a sheep workforce. Would the people of the USA, if they had any power, want to be financing, aiding and abetting terrorists? It is against International Law!

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    Comment by jbthring | July 19, 2022 | Reply

  4. I fully support our great and wise commander n chief, geriatric Joe Bitin’, in his dream to fight wars in Syria, Iran, Ukraine, Russia and China simultaneously. In order for America to ‘Build Back Better’ We MUST set seemingly impossible and unattainable goals for ourselves.

    BUCK!!! Foe Jiden 🖕

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    Comment by Patriotic Peter | July 19, 2022 | Reply


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