China and US Tensions Rise Over Taiwan with Xi Threatening Biden

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An MV-22 Osprey approaches the flight deck of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Feb. 15, 2020 by Official U.S. Navy Imagery is licensed under CC BY 2.0

During the last election President Trump called Joe Biden “Beijing Biden.”

The reason why is obvious: Biden’s been soft on China for years and his family is compromised by the Communist state according to former Biden business associate Tony Bobulinski.

Trump’s message was clear: Biden is too tied to China to stand up to them properly.

But that doesn’t mean that China will stop pushing. They want dominance, and they know that if they push hard enough Biden might back down.

The latest move comes over Taiwan, where Beijing is ramping up efforts to encroach on the island’s territory.

China Sends Airforce Bombers Over Taiwan

Over this weekend China deployed a number of airforce planes near Taiwan including heavy bombers capable of dropping nuclear bombs as well as four fighter jets and an anti-submarine aircraft.

These aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense zone in the Southwest of the country on Saturday, followed by another wave of powerful Chinese bombers and aircraft on Sunday. Taiwan responded swiftly, activating its missile defense systems on high alert and commanding the Chinese aircraft to leave the airspace.

Taiwan considers itself to be the true Republic of China and is a long-time US ally since the late 1940s, while China considers Taiwan to be a rebel and illegal territory that belongs to Beijing.

Llegada de Xi Jinping, presidente de China by G20 Argentina is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Biden Responds

Biden responded to China’s aggression by deploying the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier through the South China Sea. This region around Taiwan is a location that China badly wants to get its hands on, and American military power is the only thing holding them back from expanding their aggressive hold.

The State Department also issued a statement to China, slamming “ongoing PRC attempts to intimidate its neighbors” and saying “we will continue to assist Taiwan in maintaining a sufficient self-defense capability.”

In a reassuring explanation, the State Department said it has a “rock solid” commitment to Taiwan and “will continue to support a peaceful resolution of cross-strait issues, consistent with the wishes and best interests of the people of Taiwan.”

This is actually reassuring because it indicates that despite his past dealings and playing it soft on China as well as the recent announcement that the Biden Administration will use a “strategic patience” approach to China, Biden is in fact willing to stand up to the authoritarian police state in protecting US allies and interests.

Xi Jinping Shoots Back

Chinese leader for life Xi Jinping shot back at the Biden Admin on a different front, bringing up the topic of technology. Xi and his Communist cadres have likely been hoping for more friendly faces around the Biden Administration and will not be happy about the fact that Biden is standing up for Taiwan so strongly.

“Forming small groups or launching new cold wars on the world stage; excluding, threatening and intimidating others; resorting to decoupling, supply disruption or sanctions … would only push the world towards division, if not confrontation,” Xi said.

Gray Zone Warfare

China’s People’s Liberation Army is over two-million in number and has been pursuing gray zone warfare against Taiwan for many months now. This aims to have incursions and tactical aggressions that don’t escalate into a hot war but slowly wear down the enemy’s ability to respond and be battle-ready through confusion and exhaustion.

Biden has inherited a very dangerous situation and it remains to be seen if he will continue sticking by Taiwan and other allies as China ups the pressure diplomatically, economically and militarily. The CCP is not joking around and they have very specific plans for dominating South Asia and many other areas of the world from South America to Africa.