February 24, 2021

China is an Existential Enemy of America and Taiwan

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Map of China and Taiwan, surrounding nations, and the East China Sea and the South China Sea.

On January 23, 2021, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said China sent eight bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons and four fighter jets into its air defense identification zone just southwest of the island. The next day China sent six J-10 fighters, four J-16s, two SU-30s, a Y-8 reconnaissance aircraft, and two Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft. Taiwan’s Air Force was sent up to respond.

China was clearly testing the Biden administration. America declared its support for Taiwan. The State Department on January 23 said it was concerned by China’s “pattern of ongoing attempts to intimidate its neighbors, including Taiwan.” “We urge Beijing to cease its military, diplomatic, and economic pressure against Taiwan and instead engage in meaningful dialogue with Taiwan’s democratically elected representatives,” Ned Price, a spokesman for the department, said in the statement.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has improved the island’s defenses purchasing billions of dollars in U.S. weapons, including upgraded F-16 fighter jets, armed drones, rocket systems and Harpoon missiles capable of hitting both ships and land targets. She has improved the defense of her nation by building new submarines to counter China’s enormous and expanding fleet.

Taiwan and China separated after the Nationalist government and army were defeated by the communists under Mao Zedong in a bloody civil war in 1949. They found refuge in Taiwan. China has always claimed that Taiwan, a prosperous capitalist, and democratic nation of more than 24 million, as a part of China. Beijing has stated many times that it is determined to bring the island under its control by a military invasion if necessary.

Taiwan is officially called the Republic of China (ROC) and lies about 100 miles across the Taiwan Strait off the coast of southeastern China. In addition to the main island, the ROC has over 22 islands in the Taiwan group and 64 islands to the west in the Pescadores archipelago. Two island Matsu and Quemoy are just off the coast of China’s Fukien province.

The United States changed diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing in 1979 but is legally required to help Taiwan to defend itself from a military invasion by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). In spite to the proper response by the Biden administration on China’s war planes provocation and intimidation, Taiwan is in a clear and present danger of being invaded by Communist China now that Joe Biden is president. China may feel that it may get away with a military takeover of Taiwan since it has given millions to Joe, Hunter, and other members of the family. Mitch McConnell’s father-in-law is a billionaire who runs transportation with the Chinese regime and has given him millions. China has given funds or lucrative business deals to other politicians.

China has stolen by cyberattacks America’s military and industrial technology as well as that of America’s allies. It has filled America with spies and works with many Communist organizations in America, including our best universities, to advance Beijing’s agenda. China unleashed the Wuhan virus upon America and the world without any push back and with complete impunity.

China believes America is a declining power since it has gotten away with interfering in the 2020 election to defeat President Donald J. Trump. John Ratcliffe’s Intelligence Report accused China and other enemy nations of stealing the election. China thinks the Biden administration is weak and will not defend Taiwan. If America allows China to military conquer Taiwan, America ceases to be a superpower and China will rule the world!

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Dictator Xi Jinping was born on June 15, 1953. He is the General Secretary of the Communist party of China, President of the People’s Republic of China, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission. He has taken direct command of the PLA with the title of Commander-in- Chief. Xi is sometimes referred to as China’s “Paramount Leader.”

Xi has made himself the most powerful dictator of China since the bloody tyrant Mao Zedong. Like Mao, he has created a “cult of personality” with songs written to him as well as a book with his writings. Xi does not tolerate any criticism of his regime and has sent to prison and concentration camps many opponents. He does not tolerate a free press or freedom of religion. Xi assaults Christian churches, incarcerates Christians, and oppresses Muslims. He is exercising imperialism in the East and South China Seas, which is provoking a serious confrontation with the United States and its allies. Xi Jinping has revamped the armed forces into a smaller and more lethal force capable of projecting power far away from China. One objective is to push the United States away from the East and South China Seas.

China’s territorial and maritime disputes with its neighboring countries

China is in violation of international law by claiming islands and reefs which belong to U.S. allies as well as vast portions of the South and East China Seas. Beijing is implementing a more aggressive and assertive foreign policy since 2010. The People’s Republic of China is engaging in territorial and maritime disputes with its neighboring countries. In addition to claiming all of Taiwan, China has been involved in many other international territorial disputes with India, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, Japan, the Philippines, and South Korea. China is claiming ownership of several small islands in the East and South China seas as well as the airspace. In the East China Sea, China is claiming ownership over the Japanese Senkaku Islands (called Diaoyu in China).

China has claimed 90% sovereignty of the entire South China Sea, which includes Paracel and the Spratly islands. The waters around these small islands and rocks in the East China Sea and the South China Sea are known to have enormous reserves of oil and gas.

China is violating international law and the United Nations Law of the Seas Treaty which it signed. The U.N. treaty gives nations an “exclusive economic zone” that expands 200 nautical miles from their coastline, with the rights to resources in the water or under the seabed. China is drilling oil and gas close to the coast of Vietnam in violation of the treaty and sending its fishing fleet. It is also harassing Vietnamese ships.

Incredibly, China is claiming ownership of almost the entire maritime and space of the South China Sea. Beijing has seen the response of the United States to its new imperialism–the so-called “pivot” and later known as “rebalancing”–as an attempt to contain Chinese power. China wants to push the United States Navy further out into the Western Pacific.

The Threat from China is Real

On January 2, 2021, D.W. Wilber wrote an article titled “The China Threat is Real and Upon us” that was published by Townhall.com. Wilber reminded us that over 20 million Chinese were assassinated and tens of thousands were tortured and sent to prison during the Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976. What were their crimes? Having independent thoughts and not agreeing with the policies of the Chinese Communist Party.

Two years after the death of the mass-murderer and bloody dictator Mao, the new Chinese Communist Party leader Deng Xiaoping dismantled Mao’s Cultural Revolution policies that had led to so much bloodshed. He began to implement economic reforms that helped China recover from the damage done by the Communist regime during the Cultural Revolution.

D.W. Wilber stated the following: “Today the Chinese economy is one of the strongest in the world, and China’s military is one of the worlds’ largest, and is also well equipped. China has gone full speed ahead to try to gain any economic and military advantage that it could by stealing Western technology at an unprecedented rate… China’s Intelligence service has infiltrated every corner of American life. Politics, academia, the news media.  They are very active on college campuses, and not only involved in academic pursuits but are also involved in stirring up dissent and recruiting impressionable young minds… Many colleges and universities are involved in government research work which the Chinese have been successful at gaining access to, through willing participants from the research and academic community involved in these government projects. Many have been recruited by and are cooperating with and providing information and program access to the Chinese Intelligence service. The research which costs the U.S. government billions of dollars in funding is quickly stolen by the Chinese Intelligence for a negligible cost.”

It has been widely reported how Communist China recruit American politicians. Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein, who served as Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, had a Chinese spy working as a chauffeur/ assistant for over 20 years while her husband did lucrative business in China. Congressman Eric Swalwell, who is serving in the House Intelligence Committee, had a Chinese spy woman as a lover for several years who fundraised money for his campaigns. But there are many other politicians from both parties who have received funds and other favors from the Chinese Communist Party as well.

Wilber pointed out how China has worked with ANTIFA, BLM, and other U.S. communist organizations. China will continue their efforts to destroy America from within.

Wilber ended his article by stating the following: “Make no mistake about it, Communist China is ‘all in’ on this effort. They have crossed a line and there’s no turning back for them. To do so would be to admit defeat and lose face. China believes that they are getting close, and that victory is within their grasp. With a Biden Administration, they may well be correct.  And one day not long after, America may also experience its own ‘cultural revolution’.

Biden is Giving China Everything It Wants

On February 1, 2021, the Daily Wire News published an article called “China Analysts: Giving China Everything It Wants.” Fox News Maria Bartiromo anchor of “Sunday Morning Futures” interviewed two China policy analysts, Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China and Dr. Jonathan Ward, founder of the Atlas Organization and author of China’s Vision of Victory. Both analysts stated that Communist China is going to be “quite aggressive” toward the United States because the Chinese regime believes that Beijing will surpass America and do not see President Joe Biden as a tough opponent.

Gordon Chang said “Well, Biden right now — the Chinese are testing him, but they don’t really have to lift a finger to do this, because he’s giving them everything that they want.” “We have seen this, for instance, with joining the Paris accord, rejoining the World Health Organization, his January 26 memorandum on xenophobic attacks, which he blamed President Trump for xenophobia in the United States,” Chang said. “The list goes on and on. And we have really got to be concerned, because China is looking right now and thinking it’s going to get everything,” added Chang

Dr. Jonathan Ward said that China’s actions are rooted in their belief that they are going to surpass the U.S. “I think the thing is, they think that they’re going to beat us in this new Cold War, or whatever we want to call it. The contest with China is one that they believe that they will win,” Dr. Ward said. “They believe that COVID-19 has put them in an advantageous position. They have said for a long time that they’re going to turn crisis into an opportunity, strengthen their position in the world economy.”

Can Taiwan survive?

On January 26, 2021, Elbridge Colby wrote an article titled “America Can Defend Taiwan” that was published in the Wall Street Journal. He wrote that over the next four years it is likely that China will try to invade Taiwan. Xi Jinping has said Taiwan must be part of China and has signaled he intends to do something about it. Colby explained Taiwan has a most important geographic position. If Taiwan is conquered, China would have immense military power throughout Asia. America’s allies Japan, the Philippines, Australia, and Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands would all be more vulnerable to China’s military. America has for years opposed China’s belligerence toward Taiwan and sold the island billions in armaments.

If America allows Taiwan to fall it would seriously undermine America’s credibility among already Asian allies. Colby pointed out that for these reasons, the 2018 Indo-Pacific strategy specifically ordered the Pentagon to implement a defense strategy that will make the U.S. capable of defending Taiwan. But can the United States even defend Taiwan from a China that has become so powerful?

Colby stated the following: “The People’s Liberation Army is growing stronger at an astonishingly fast rate. The PLA Navy already has more ships than the U.S. Navy, its air forces are the largest in the region, and Beijing also boasts the world’s largest missile force. Beijing seeks to reach technical parity with America’s armed forces by the 2020s and surpass us by 2030. Despite all this, the answer is yes. Defeating a PLA attack would be far from easy or cheap and being ready to do so will involve wrenching changes in the U.S. and Taiwanese defense establishments. But it is doable…If China faced a sophisticated and prepared defense, especially combined with Taiwan’s resolute population that has watched Beijing bludgeon Hong Kong’s freedoms. But taking a Taiwan backed up by a well-prepared U.S. military is a far different proposition. Amphibious invasions against a capable, prepared defense are very hard.”

But the question is will President Biden and other members of his administration, who have been so compromised by China, have the will to risk a war with a stronger China over Taiwan? If the Biden administration cuts the budget of the Pentagon to pieces as the Obama-Biden administration did for several years, a weaker Armed Forces will encourage China to take over Taiwan. Additionally, all the misguided executive orders signed by President Biden in the last two weeks are very damaging to the economy and the national security. Sadly, if America allows China to invade and conquer Taiwan, China will become the strongest superpower in the world and America’s allies will abandon our nation and will try to accommodate as best as possible to a terrible Chinese New World Order.