China Threatens Taiwan With “Crippling” Measures

Last week, China sent their aircraft carrier on a close pass by Taiwan, a show of force meant to intimidate the democratic island nation.

That escalation seems to be just the beginning.

Rather than respect the democratic aspirations of the Taiwanese people – who don’t want to live under the Chinese Communist Regime – the Chinese military is reportedly planning measures to stop Taiwan from declaring independence.

According to a report by Reuters, Three sources said one possibility being considered was conducting war games near the self-ruled island that China considers as a breakaway province. Another was a series of economic measures to cripple Taiwan.”

China is said to be worried by US President-Elect Trump’s support for Taiwan. Sources have said explicit American support for Taiwanese Independence would be considered a “Red-Line.”

In response to the report of the Chinese threats a spokesperson for the Taiwan Defense Ministry said, “We are fully prepared, and plan for the worst while preparing for the best.”

Combined with reports that China is building a massive global propaganda machine to push the Communist Party line, there should be no illusions that China’s current government is no friend of democracy, freedom, or human rights.

Spencer Fernando

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