This week, President Trump warned that America “may very well end up in a war with China” due to Joe Biden’s “weak and corrupt leadership.”
China has taken provocative action against the democratic island of Taiwan that Trump and the leaders of Taiwan fear could lead to a full-scale war.
Trump cited Biden’s handling of the Afghanistan exit as proof that China views Biden as weak. He said that China “witnessed firsthand our television generals’ complete surrender to the Taliban with the loss of 13 great Warriors and the handing over of $85 billion of the best and most expensive Military equipment in the World—China and Russia are already reverse engineering the equipment so they can build it for themselves.”
China has sent an estimated 150 fighter jets into Taiwanese airspace over the past week in a provocative action that coincides with the 110th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China.
China claims sovereignty over the island, but Taiwan considers itself an independent nation.
China has been threatening Taiwan with increasing boldness lately. The Chinese regime has consistently insisted that it will reclaim Taiwan by military offensive if necessary.
Reuters reported, “Since Friday, when China marked its national day, the country has embarked upon a massive ramping up of its missions, with almost 150 aircraft flying into the defense zone over the space of four days. Taiwanese fighter jets scrambled to warn away the Chinese planes, while missile systems were deployed to monitor them.”
Noting the aggressive move made by the Chinese, BBC reported that, “Military observers said the maneuver could also be a way of warning Tsai [Taiwan’s president] not to make a ‘provocative speech’ on the 110th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China on October 10, a date known as the ‘double tenth.’”
In response to China’s threatening actions, the Biden administration released the following statement:
“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. We urge Beijing to cease its military, diplomatic, and economic pressure and coercion against Taiwan.
We have an abiding interest in peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. We will continue to assist Taiwan in maintaining a sufficient self-defense capability, and we will maintain our commitments as outlined in the Three Communiqués, the Taiwan Relations Act, and the Six Assurances.
The U.S. commitment to Taiwan is rock solid and contributes to the maintenance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and within the region. We will continue to stand with friends and allies to advance our shared prosperity, security, and values and deepen our ties with democratic Taiwan.”