The Chinese Communist Party continues to gauge the potential military and economic response to a total invasion of Taiwan. On Friday, Oct. 1, the communist celebrated National Day of the People’s Republic of China by sending upwards of 38 fighter planes to breach the island nation’s airspace, prompting a military scramble.
By the end of the weekend, reports indicate that the Asian superpower relentlessly intimated the independent democracy by sending more than 80 aircraft into Taiwan’s airspace. Although China did little to rattle its saber during the Trump Administration, the communists appear to be gauging the U.S. and international response to a full invasion.
The regime watched as Joe Biden orchestrated a humiliating surrender in Afghanistan that left American citizens behind enemy lines. The pathetically weak response to China’s recent tactics may have accelerated a communist’s invasion timeline.
“The United States is very concerned by the People’s Republic of China’s provocative military activity near Taiwan, which is destabilizing, risks miscalculations, and undermines regional peace and stability,” U.S, state department spokesman Ned Price reportedly responded. “We urge Beijing to cease its military, diplomatic, and economic pressure and coercion against Taiwan.”
What may prove telling to the Chinese Communist Party are lackluster phrases such as “very concerned” and “provocative military activity.” In other words, a second-tier member of the State Department wagged his finger without sanctions or Joe Biden addressing the imminent threat himself.
By contrast, Chinese President Xi Jinping openly described the process of Taiwan being assimilated into the communist empire. China invaded and annexed Tibet in 1949 after asserting the same ownership claims President Xi does concerning Taiwan. He recently went on the record indicating that forcing Taiwan to join the mainland communists was “inevitable.”
The Global Times, a propaganda publication of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), hinted the recent military muscle-flexing is a precursor to a Tibet-style overrun.
“The increase in the number of aircraft showed the PLA (People’s Liberation Army) Air Force’s operational capabilities,” the Global Times states. “The PLA is forming a siege of Taiwan with a show of strength as it did in Beijing in 1949. There is no doubt about the future of the situation across the Taiwan Straits. The initiative of when and how to solve the Taiwan question is firmly in the hands of the Chinese mainland.”
Shortly after Joe Biden landed in the White House, Chinese bombers began flying missions over Taiwan. Unlike the friction between the U.S. and former Soviet Union warplanes, aircraft carriers in the South China Sea have not reportedly been called into play to demonstrate a show of force or American commitment to ally Taiwan. Some speculate the communists possess damaging files on Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, preventing the White House from taking more determined actions. Supporting that troubling theory, the Biden Administration recently green-lit the Justice Department to drop charges against alleged Chinese spies operating in the U.S.
Others cite the fact Obama and then-Veep Joe Biden sat on their hands while Russia invaded Crimea and annexed the former Ukraine peninsula. Whether China has the goods on the Biden family or merely perceives the Democrat as too weak to respond with military force, it appears China has accelerated its desire to invade and annex Taiwan.