China, Taiwan

China, Taiwan

Taiwan defense minister says island must defend itself

Taiwan’s defense minister says the island must be prepared to defend itself and could not entirely depend on other countries to help if China were to attack, even as Taiwan’s president says she has faith the U.S. would defend it.

10/28/2021 9:17:00 AM

Taiwan ’s defense minister says the island must be prepared to defend itself and could not entirely depend on other countries to help if China were to attack, even as Taiwan ’s president says she has faith the U.S. would defend it.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan 's defense minister said Thursday that Taiwan must be prepared to defend itself and could not entirely depend on other countries to help if China were to launch an attack against the island, even as Taiwan 's president said she had faith the U.S.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s defense minister said Thursday that Taiwan must be prepared to defend itself and could not entirely depend on other countries to help if China were to launch an attack against the island, even as Taiwan’s president said she had faith the U.S. would defend it.

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“The country must rely on itself, and if any friends or other groups can help us, then it’s like I said before, we’re happy to have it, but we cannot completely depend on it,” the minister, Chiu Kuo-cheng, told reporters after being questioned in the legislature as part of a session on national defense.

Tensions between Taiwan and China have risen to their highest level in decades, with China sending record-breaking numbers of fighter jets toward international airspace close to the island, stepping up a campaign of military harassment. Taiwan’s defense ministry has said that China would have “comprehensive” capabilities to invade the island by 2025. headtopics.com

ADVERTISEMENTChina claims Taiwan as part of its national territory although the island has been self-ruled since it split from the communist-ruled mainland in 1949 after a long civil war.Chiu has called the rising tensions between China and Taiwan the most “severe” he has seen in 40 years.

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen said in an interview with CNN that aired Thursday that she was confident the U.S. would defend Taiwan if China made a move against the island.“I do have faith given the long term relationship we have with the U.S. and also the support of the people of the U.S. as well as Congress,” Tsai said.

Last week, U.S. President Joe Biden seemingly contradicted decades-long U.S. policy toward Taiwan when he said the U.S. was committed to protecting the island if China attacked it.The U.S. has a policy of “strategic ambiguity” toward Taiwan, where it has been deliberately vague about whether it would defend the island in the face of an assault. However, the U.S. also has a policy to support the island’s self defense, including by providing it arms, as declared in the Taiwan Relations Act.

The White House later said Biden’s comments did not represent a change in policy toward the island. Read more: The Associated Press »

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US has been fooling this poor people that it will defend them. Imagine if China did with Texas what we are doing with Taiwan? We have to learn to not instigate trouble. We haven't learnt from wasting 20 years and $trillions on corrupt wars. Is this behavior of the United States an aggression? China will take back Taiwan. It’s only a matter of time.

I wonder if ordinary people in Taiwan and China want war? US would do nothing oh my dear president, actually she knows but she just cannot tell her people the truth otherwise she may not get voted in the future😂 USA: Best we can do is a strongly worded letter condemning China’s actions and imposing sanctions that only affect the citizens and not the government.

I think the ROK will survive the existence of the PRC Agreed. The US eould do what it could to bolster their defense but i wouldnt bet on a full scale war in which America goes toe to toe with China, Russia, Iran, North korea, turkey and syria. Over taiwan. Yes turkey is in nato technically but look at their anti democratic actions.

have you seen the news in the last few months usa govt & MIC: War ✅ Anything else ❌

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Ok, let’s be realistic. American citizens stuck in Afghanistan and we couldn’t and wouldn’t risking lives to free them from goat herders. Literal, goat herders without air power or sophisticated weapons system. But we are sending soldiers to defend Taiwan against China? Hahaha ok I had forgotten that Taiwan had Mirages.

US will not confront China on this. Since when is China attacking? TotalBS FearMongers AntiquatedTakeOnDefense LiningPocketsOfDefenseContractors USA NATO Allies QUAD Forces should have Air Force Base, Military,Naval Nuclear Base in TAIWAN, Just a chess piece, this chess piece is temporarily useful to the United States. The United States mentioned it. After use up, you will become abandoned.

There can be no hot war between the nuclear powers, and the price for the US military to participate in the war is that reconstruction plans for all Asian bases will be submitted to Capitol Hill. It seems to me that there are some countries interested in this happening [WorldWarIII] ... and I'm not talking about China.

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Blinken urges all U.N. member states to support Taiwan participationWASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday called on all United Nations member states to support Taiwan 's 'robust' participation in the U.N. system, contesting ongoing pressure from China to block the self-ruled island's access to international organizations. Taiwan held the Chinese U.N. seat until Oct. 25, 1971, when it was voted out as representative of the country in favor of the People's Republic of China , which had won a civil war in 1949 and forced the republican government to flee to Taiwan . China says Taiwan is one of its provinces and so it has the sole right to represent Taiwan internationally. Truly appreciate the bravery and honesty people to stand up against the Chinese Communist Party. the UN resolution 2758 states, China cannot represent Taiwan, Don’t be mislead by China again!

Blinken urges all U.N. member states to support Taiwan participationU.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday called on all United Nations member states to support Taiwan 's 'robust' participation in the U.N. system, contesting ongoing pressure from China to block the self-ruled island's access to international organizations. Thanks the brave and honest officials of the US for standing up against the China. which is great! that almost everybody here in Taiwan wants right to join the UN and the WHO! the UN resolution 2758 states, China cannot represent Taiwan, Don’t be mislead by China. Don't think so buddy. See how the US provokes conflicts for its interests?

Taiwan president confirms U.S. troops training soldiers on island - CNNA small number of U.S. forces are in Taiwan to train with Taiwan ese soldiers, President Tsai Ing-wen said in an interview with CNN, confirming the presence of U.S. troops on the self-governing island that China considers its own. 如果这都不能成为开战的理由的话,还有什么可以?往习近平家里扔手榴弹吗? just like training Afghanistan army This was the condition of US soldiers in Afghanistan...

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