U.S. Secretary of State Blincoln (data photo) denounced Beijing’s attempt to change the status quo across the Taiwan Strait and warned that it would be a disastrous decision if it violated Taiwan. Taiwanese scholars said that the focus of the United States now is to allow Beijing to retreat through difficulties and to discourage military actions against Taiwan. (Photo credit: Mark Makela/Getty Images)
[See China News on December 6, 2021](See a comprehensive report by Chinese reporter Liu Shimin) US Secretary of StateBrinkenRecently denouncedBeijingAttempt to changeTaiwan StraitThe status quo, and warned that if offending Taiwan is a disastrous decision.Yesterday TaiwanscholarSaid that now the U.S.FocusIt is to allow Beijing to retreat in the face of difficulties, and to discourage military actions against Taiwan. It is still strategically ambiguous. In the future, it can be observed whether the United States has given Taiwan a definite security commitment. In addition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China stated today that Minister Wu Zhaoxie recently accepted an exclusive interview with Australian media that Beijing’s expansion of armaments poses a huge threat to Taiwan; Taiwan continues to strengthen self-defense and has dialogue with the United States and other countries with similar concepts.
When attending the “NEXT Virtual Global Conference” organized by Reuters, Antony Blinken said that in recent years, Beijing has increased its pressure on Taiwan in an attempt to change the status quo, including through military provocations. Therefore, he warned that if Beijing’s violation of Taiwan would be a “disastrous decision,” the United States will work to ensure that Taiwan has the ability to defend itself.
According to a report by the “Central News Agency,” Chen Shimin, an associate professor of the Department of Political Science at National Taiwan University, pointed out in an interview that the security of the Taiwan Strait has been the focus of international attention recently. It is generally believed that Taiwan’s security issue may cause a war between the United States and China and is difficult to resolve through negotiations. If Beijing decides to attack Taiwan, it will certainly fight until it takes Taiwan, because if it does not take Taiwan, any Beijing leader may be stepped down by a power struggle; after the war breaks out, the United States may intervene and eventually lead to the outbreak of China and the United States. war.
Chen Shimin also said that after the Biden administration took office, the United States has mentioned many times that it is friendly to Taiwan, but it has not clearly stated that “if Taiwan is attacked by the CCP, will the United States assist Taiwan”, only as Blinken said “will work hard to ensure Taiwan Capable of self-defense”. The U.S. government still maintains a high degree of stable competition with Beijing, which will not lead to war, and its attitude towards Taiwan is basically ambiguous.
Chen Shimin gave an example. For example, Brinken mentioned “a catastrophic decision.” Although his speech was favorable to Taiwan, he did not mention “what is a catastrophic decision.” Therefore, it can be observed in the future whether the United States will make a definite security commitment to Taiwan, and Turn into a clear strategy.
Ding Shufan, an emeritus professor at Chengchi University, also stated in the interview that the focus of the United States now is to persuade Beijing not to take military actions against Taiwan, and that Beijing should retreat when it is difficult to do so. Of course, the exact specific plan will be put forward by the US Department of Defense, because the Secretary of State has not dealt with the specifics. The military issue only reflects the thinking of the US security team.
In addition, Wu Zhaoxie accepted a video interview with the latest “Sky News Australia” (Sky News Australia), a political theory program hosted by the former Australian Minister of Defense (Christopher Pyne), “Global Focus”, and explained the cross-strait Relations and Taiwan’s response to Beijing threats and other issues.
Wu Zhaoxie pointed out that Beijing claims that Taiwan is a part of Taiwan and that Taiwan has never been ruled by it. Moreover, a democratically elected government has held its first direct presidential elections in 1996 and has undergone several party rotations. It has become a mature democracy. Despite Beijing’s repression, he continued to actively participate in international affairs and contribute to the world.
Wu Zhaoxie also said that from the late 1950s to the 1970s, Beijing launched several military conflicts against Taiwan’s outer islands, but they were successfully repelled by Taiwan. Therefore, the division of the two sides of the strait was maintained. However, Beijing has expanded its armaments during these decades. The threat to Taiwan is far greater than before.
Wu Zhaoxie said that in order to maintain stability and peace across the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan has adopted a prudent policy towards China and is willing to negotiate and resolve differences with Beijing. At the same time, it has continued to strengthen self-defense and engage in strategic security dialogues with many countries with similar concepts, including the United States.
In recent years, Taiwan’s international partners have continued to increase. Wu Zhaoxie emphasized that, in particular, the substantial progress in relations with Australia has been demonstrated in the 2+2 talks between the United States and Australia. In addition, the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and Leaders’ Meeting of the Group of Seven Industrial Countries (G7) this year also reaffirmed the importance of stability and peace in the Taiwan Strait, which has highlighted Taiwan’s efforts in striving for the international community in recent years.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs continued that Wu Zhaoxie elaborated on the importance of Taiwan to the international community in terms of strategic security, economics, and value. In the strategic security section, Wu said that Taiwan is at the center of the first island chain. It is at the time when Beijing is expanding its authority abroad and gradually deepening into the Western Pacific region. If Beijing seizes Taiwan, it will have a profound impact on global strategic security. Japan and other countries have recognized Taiwan’s key strategic position.
On the economic side, Wu Zhaoxie said that Taiwan is the world‘s 25th largest economy and Australia’s 8th largest trading friend, and it also plays an important role in the semiconductor industry’s global supply chain. Finally, Wu emphasized that Taiwan is at the forefront of confronting authoritarian Beijing and its adherence to the values of democracy and freedom has been recognized by the international community. Taiwan has the determination and obligation to protect its sovereignty and the way of democratic life, and share universal values with the United States, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and other countries, and hopes that its democratic partners can show more support.
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