Skip to comments.China To U.S.: ‘Correct The Mistake’ Of Passing Taiwan Travel Act Or Face ‘Military Pressure’
Posted on 03/20/2018 6:33:29 AM PDT by Enlightened1
The Chinese government warned this weekend that it will use military pressure against the United States if it does not correct its mistake of passing the Taiwan Travel Act, a law that encourages Taiwanese government officials to visit America and vice versa.
China considers Taiwan a secessionist province with no legitimate federal government. The United States operates under the One China policy as interpreted in the Taiwan Relations Act, which recognizes the existence of only one nation called China but also maintains friendly relations with the sovereign government of Taiwan. While China has incessantly objected to any ties between Taipei and Washington, the Taiwan Travel Act has triggered greater outrage than usual because it grants special status to members of the Taiwanese government that implies a recognition of the legitimacy of that government.
President Donald Trump signed the Taiwan Travel Act into law on Friday, allowing high-level diplomatic engagement between Taiwanese and American officials and opening the way for unrestricted travel to the U.S. for Taiwanese officials.
The Global Times, Chinas most bellicose English-language government newspaper, cited experts who predicted China would react militarily to the news. China will and should take timely countermeasures against the U.S. and all Taiwan independence secessionist forces through diplomatic and military means, the Times claimed that Chinese observers were arguing.
The passing of the act is a serious political provocation, as it has crossed the red line and will thoroughly undermine relations, a retired Chinese general, Xu Guangyu, told the newspaper.
Another expert told the newspaper that China will respond to any elevated clamor for independence from Taiwan with military probes circling the island and send more military vessels and airplanes to patrol the Straits.
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So china is declaring war?
the only mistake was not nuking then during the Korean War.
This has been an issue for over 50 years. In the early 70s, I was in school with a Taiwanese woman who feared she wouldnt be able to visit home, if China issued travel restrictions.
And so it begins. China should be patient. When the ‘tards get a democrat president back in office, we’ll once again assume the “position” and let them have their way with us.
me no likey
The proper diplomatic response is “Bring it.”
We don’t answer to National Socialists.
I’m so sick of China and all its crap.
Im sure Trump is quaking in his boots. /s
“Let’s do it lunger.”
Whatever. China doesn’t have the ability to extend its military very far.
The new emperor has spoken.
Back in my navy days Kaohsiung, Taiwan was a frequent port stop. There was general saber rattling from mainland china, nothing serious.
No ticky, no shirty.
I was teaching flight instruction to students from both China and Taiwan. They got along great together. It’s governments that can’t get along. So there was the PRC and the ROC.
To Free Traitors, as long a the container ships keep coming, everything is cool.
The baseline tariff just got 5% higher.
China owns about $1.2 trillion worth of US Treasury bonds (US debt). It would be a shame if someone put tariffs on China while at the same time nullifying that debt.
this is a country that owns $1.18T of our Treasuries.
you may not like what they bring..
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