US should diplomatically recognize Taiwan: Bolton

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Re: US should diplomatically recognize Taiwan: Bolton

Post by Sertorio » Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:55 am

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Make it a threat if the CCP invades Taiwan The US and much of the world will consider the CCP the illegitimate government and China and recognize Taiwan as China's legitimate government **might** deter a war.
Keep dreaming impossible dreams... China is the major power of the near future...

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Re: US should diplomatically recognize Taiwan: Bolton

Post by Doc » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:21 am

Sertorio wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:55 am
Doc wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:46 am
Make it a threat if the CCP invades Taiwan The US and much of the world will consider the CCP the illegitimate government and China and recognize Taiwan as China's legitimate government **might** deter a war.
Keep dreaming impossible dreams... China is the major power of the near future...
The Chinese communist party is finished. The only question is will it take down the rest of the human race with it?

IE Make the world look something like this:



Oh wait...

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Re: Japan also has an interest in keeping Taiwan free.

Post by neverfail » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:05 am

https://www.csis.org/analysis/resolved- ... ion-taiwan

“Taiwan’s defense is Japan’s defense.”

Look at a map, and it’s hard to think otherwise. And Beijing would agree.

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has said it will take Taiwan—and by force if necessary. Take Beijing at its word. But that doesn’t mean it will succeed. Not if the price is too high, and the certainty of U.S. and Japanese military involvement on Taiwan’s behalf puts things into the ‘too expensive’ category.
Tokyo either helps Taipei defend itself or sits by and hopes Taiwan doesn’t come under Chinese control. If it’s the latter option, Japan had better prepare to give Beijing a near veto over its military, political, economic, and even domestic policies. And Japan just might need to relinquish parts of its southern territory, starting with the Senkaku Islands.

Taiwan occupies strategic geography, sitting in the middle of the sea-lanes through which much of Japan’s energy supplies and trade flow. Take Taiwan, and China can cut these whenever it wants.

Forget about “going around” the South China Sea. A PRC-controlled Taiwan will be a springboard for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) naval and air operations into the heart of the central Pacific.

And Japan’s southern defenses in the southwest island chain (Nansei Shoto) are outflanked. Expect increased pressure in the East China Sea—and the Senkakus—and eventually a push to take the Ryukyus.

And the knock-on effects are just as frightening.

Japan will only operate in Southeast Asia and elsewhere at Beijing’s sufferance. Japan’s regional influence will wane as partners draw back under Chinese pressure.

Even worse, the loss of Taiwan will deliver a body blow to the United States’ position and prestige in Asia. Smaller regional nations will scramble to cut the best deal possible with the PRC. That is bad news for a Japan that relies on the United States to underwrite its defense.

The days when Tokyo could rely on the United States to “take care of” Taiwan are over, and Taiwan cannot survive on its own. The United States is overstretched and needs the help Japan can provide with Taiwan. Indeed, the more Japan does to assist, the more likely it is that the United States will defend Japan.

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Re: US should diplomatically recognize Taiwan: Bolton

Post by neverfail » Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:26 am

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IS this a good enough reason for the US to want to keep Taiwan out of PRC hands?
US tech giants exposed if China takes Taiwan

https://asiatimes.com/2020/07/us-tech-g ... es-taiwan/

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Re: US should diplomatically recognize Taiwan: Bolton

Post by Sertorio » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:52 am

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Considering everything from the U.S.’s threat to delist Chinese companies, to moves to strip Hong Kong of its special status, it’s more than clear that China is starting its process of de-dollarization and furthering the internationalization of its own currency.

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/jack- ... larization
Rather than with weapons, this is how China will destroy the US...

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