It was recently reported that now China is taking advantage of the weakness of President Joe Biden in the White House and issuing threats against any nation that supports Taiwan.
This is what many have warned about. That China would start to make incursions on Taiwan and make threats after Russia invaded Ukraine.
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The communist nation warned that any nation that supports the Taiwan military, one of which is the United States, would face the “worst consequences,” and said that “no one and no force” would be able to stop them, Fox News reported.
China’s relationship with Taiwan has come into focus against the backdrop of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with the island bolstering its own defenses since the war started in case of aggression from the mainland.
Taiwan said it planned to double its yearly missile-production capacity this year. The announcement from the defense ministry came after Taiwan approved an extra $8.6 billion for military spending over the next five years.
Beijing doesn’t see Taiwan as a sovereign country but rather as a breakaway province that can be absorbed back into China by force if deemed necessary.
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“We continue to watch to try to identify, has [China] learned the correct lessons as it applies to the changing world order and the concern that we see in the Ukraine?” U.S. Navy Adm. John Aquilino, who commands the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, said to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday, the Military Times reported.
But this was also something that former President Donald Trump warned about.
In an interview last week he predicted that China would be next to invade Taiwan.
“China is going to make a move — and a very strong move — on Taiwan,” he said. “I would say sooner rather than later. Now the Olympics — I would say after the Olympics — now that the Olympics is over, they see what fools we made of ourselves in getting out of Afghanistan and the way they got out. I got it down to 2,000 soldiers and the rest was easy. There’s never been anything so mishandled, so bungled, so incompetent. I think actually a big reason why the problem you have with Ukraine — I think when Putin and when Xi and when Kim Jong-un and when the Iranians are watching that, the Iranian leaders, I think they saw what happened in Afghanistan — and I think that gave them a new sense of power and dignity.”
The former president also said that the Republicans have to save the nation from the disasters that President Biden and the Democrats have created.
“When you talk inflation, when talk the border, when you talk about the wall, all of these things — the wall could have been finished in three weeks,” he said.
“It had such an impact because we built 500 miles of wall and we had the best numbers on the border we’ve ever had, and the drug numbers were the lowest we’ve ever recorded. They’ve been recording them for a long time, but we were stopping the drug traffic to a large extent. We’ve never had a southern border as good, and now it’s the worst it’s ever been,” Trump added.