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#China Fighter Jets Will Fly Over #Taiwan to Declare Sovereignty, State Media Says "If Taiwan forces open fire, that will be the moment of all-out war across the Taiwan Strait," A provocation to start a war.....
2) Chinese fighter jets will fly over Taiwan to "declare sovereignty" if relations between Washington and Taipei continue to improve, a prominent state media figure said after Beijing sent 25 warplanes toward the island on Monday.
3) Hu Xijin, chief editor of China's newspaper the Global Times, fired back at recent comments by Secretary Antony Blinken and said the military operation was a response to the State Department's loosening of interaction guidelines between officials from the U.S. and Taiwan.
Did they inform Jill, (Venus), Bidet to stay in his own sandbox ?Russia, China warn Biden at same time to stay out of Ukraine, Taiwan
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. (Official Internet Resources of the President of Russia/Released)
April 13, 2021 Ryan Morgan
On Tuesday, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov warned President Joe Biden’s administration against getting involved in Ukraine, amid Russian forces massing on the Ukrainian border. Also on Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian warned the Biden administration against getting involved in Taiwan.
According to Reuters, Russia’s Ryabkov said “The United States is our adversary and does everything it can to undermine Russia’s position on the world stage. We do not see any other elements in their approach. Those are our conclusions.”
Ryabkov went on to say, “We warn the United States that it will be better for them to stay far away from Crimea and our Black Sea coast. It will be for their own good.”
On the same day Ryabkov warned the U.S. and other NATO nations against supporting Ukraine, China’s Zhao warned the U.S. against “playing with fire” by interacting with Taiwan.
“The Taiwan question concerns China’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and core interests. There is zero room for compromise and not an inch to give,” Zhao said during a Tuesday press conference. “We urge the U.S. side to grasp the situation, earnestly abide by the one-China principle and the three China-US joint communiqués, refrain from playing with fire, immediately stop official contact with Taiwan in any form, prudently and properly handle Taiwan-related issues, and avoid sending any wrong signals to the ‘Taiwan independence’ forces, lest it should shake the foundation of China-US relations and peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.”
While Taiwan governs itself as an independent nation, China maintains a sovereignty claim over the island and the U.S. has recognized China’s sovereignty claim through the One-China policy, though U.S. administrations have had informal interactions with Taiwanese officials.
In December, Russia and China announced a new pact strengthening their strategic partnership, and the timing of Russia and China’s warnings to the U.S. on Tuesday is a sign of their shared interests.
Ryabkov comments come amid reports that two U.S. warships will enter the Black Sea, which neighbors Russia and Ukraine, this week. The U.S. has already provided the notice to Turkey to sail through the Bosporus Strait, satisfying a 1936 treaty condition on international warships entering the Black Sea.
“They continue to provide supplies, increasing the amount of assistance. The United States and other NATO countries are deliberately turning Ukraine into a powder keg,” Ryabkov also said, according to Russia’s TASS News Agency. “We would like to reiterate that NATO countries, who use demagogic rhetoric to speculate about protecting Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, should think about containing the bellicose spirit of their clients in Kiev and ensuring the implementation of the Minsk Package of Measures that our Kiev neighbors are blatantly ignoring.”
Biden’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, during a Sunday interview with NBC’s Meet The Press, that “there’ll be consequences” if Russia acts “recklessly or aggressively” against Ukraine.
The U.S. State Department also announced it would “liberalize” guidance on U.S. contacts with Taiwanese officials.
China has previously lashed out at U.S. efforts to loosen restrictions on diplomatic interactions with Taiwan. In January, then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo similarly loosened U.S. diplomatic restrictions on Taiwan interactions and then-U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft announced she would visit with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen in Taiwan. Craft ultimately canceled her trip after China warned the U.S. would pay a heavy price for the high-level diplomatic interaction.
Russia, China warn Biden at same time to stay out of Ukraine, Taiwan
On Tuesday, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov warned President Joe Biden's administration against getting involved in Ukraine, amid Russian forces massing on the Ukrainian border. Also on Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian warned the Biden administration...
On Tuesday, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov warned President Joe Biden's administration against getting involved in Ukraine, amid Russian forces massing on the Ukrainian border. Also on Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian warned the Biden administration...americanmilitarynews.com
Wow, you can read a lot into that comment.....
Taiwan tells Biden emissaries it will counter China's 'adventurous manoeuvres' with U.S http://reut.rs/3gbrbql
With Biden, I wonder how much of his talk is just that talk and no action?EndGameWW3
Biden, Suga poised to present united front on Taiwan as China steps up pressure
Biden sends unofficial delegation to Taiwan in 'personal signal'
By David Brunnstrom, Michael Martina
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Former U.S. Senator Chris Dodd and former Deputy Secretaries of State Richard Armitage and James Steinberg headed to Taiwan on Tuesday at President Joe Biden’s request, in what a White House official called a “personal signal” of the president’s commitment to the Chinese-claimed island and its democracy.
A senior Biden administration official told Reuters the dispatch of the “unofficial” delegation comes as the United States and Taiwan mark the 42nd anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act, for which Biden voted when he was a U.S. senator.
The delegation will meet with senior Taiwanese officials and followed “a long-standing bipartisan tradition of U.S. administrations sending high-level, unofficial delegations to Taiwan,” the official said.
The official called it “a personal signal” from the president, who took office in January.
“The selection of these three individuals – senior statesmen who are longtime friends of Taiwan and personally close with President Biden – sends an important signal about the U.S. commitment to Taiwan and its democracy.”
Former U.S. Senator Chris Dodd and former Deputy Secretaries of State Richard Armitage and James Steinberg headed to Taiwan on Tuesday at President Joe Biden's request, in what a White House official called a "personal signal" of the president's commitment to the Chinese-claimed...www.reuters.com
In reference to the tweet from Sutton on the PLANs carrier building program in post #623..
If they're going with steam catapults, that means the launched aircraft can carry more payload and fuel than with the ski-jump. As for tonnage, and the assumption at the moment that they are not going to nuclear power yet, their power projection aims at this time are not as wide as the USN if for no other reason being the time and distances to travel to just get on station from a friendly port (either in mainland China, Pakistan or Iran) are a lot less at this point.
India is the only one other than the US who has the ability to put a nuclear payload into any piece of acerage in the PRC they care to. Japan, Taiwan, RoK and Australia have the technical ability to independently develop that capability but the political will and time necessary are definitely wanting.Ajai Shukla
"Canberra prepares for Taiwan conflict as tensions escalate" Nice headline, but let's get real. Australia isn't going to confront China over Taiwan Nor does it need to, from its safe distance. India is the only Quad member up-front-and-close with China.
The Chinese Communist Party-controlled Global Times stated the military posturing “could be a rehearsal of a reunification-by-force operation”.25 PLA aircraft (Y-8 ASW*2, KJ-500 AEW&C, J-10*4, J-16*14 and H-6K*4) entered #Taiwan’s southwest ADIZ on Apr. 12, 2021. Please check our official website for more information: 中華民國國防部-全球資訊網-即時軍事動態pic.twitter.com/gPG3CKYpf9
— 國防部 Ministry of National Defense, R.O.C. (@MoNDefense) April 12, 2021
China invade Australia over Taiwan. hmm. not on many bingo cards I bet.
Indo-Pacific News - Watching the CCP-China Threat
#Chinese state media threatens to invade #Australia if it gets involved with #Taiwan #China's Global Times "The Australian Defence Force only has around 60,000 permanent personnel & the number of forces that it could devote to a war effort is even less."