If there is one thing that we know about China, it’s that they aren’t going to stand for being embarrassed on the world’s stage…least of all from a nation that they believe they have a claim to.
Such is the case this week, however, as Taiwan stands up to the bullying of Beijing, effectively telling the CCP to take a hike with their nonsense about a “peaceful reunification” of the two nations.
Taiwan’s president on Sunday vowed to defend the island from China’s rising pressure for reunification, after a week of unprecedented tensions with Beijing.
Speaking at the island’s National Day celebrations, a rare show of Taiwanese defense capabilities in the annual parade underlined Tsai Ing-wen’s promise to resist Chinese military threats.
He did not mince his words.
“We will do our utmost to prevent the status quo from being unilaterally altered,” President Tsai said.
“We will continue to bolster our national defense and demonstrate our determination to defend ourselves in order to ensure that nobody can force Taiwan to take the path China has laid out for us,” the Taiwanese leader added.
In the face of increased Chinese military drills over Taiwan, the US has sent a small number of Marines to provide training and support. This irked Beijing to no end, with the CCP threatening to retaliate against the US on account of it.
The United States, on the other hand, has been adamant that they will not be tolerant of any attempt by China to annex Taiwan, setting the world up for a major conflict should the CCP decide to move ahead.