When a nation of 23 million people declares itself to be an independent country, are they?
Not according to the Chinese government. And the prospects of a military invasion of the island nation remain very real.
That scenario is alarming enough. But if China is willing to use its rapidly expanding military powers to invade and occupy independent countries like Taiwan, you have to wonder what nations may be next on the hit list.
In the latest escalation, China claims that efforts by Taiwan’s government to stop its aim of bringing the self-governing island under the control of Beijing is similar to ‘stretching out an arm to block a car.’
China prepared to use force to control Taiwan
According to AP, the new verbal attack was propelled late Tuesday against the Taiwanese President Tsai Ying-wen after her statement regarding guidelines to refute China’s ‘one country, two systems’ framework for political unification with Taiwan.
The comment from the spokesman for the Chinese Cabinet’s Affairs Office, An Fengshan, accused Tsai of hurting affairs between the sides and using the prosperity of the Taiwanese people as a ‘poker chip’ for electoral advances.
China says that if necessary, Taiwan will be brought under control by force.
Tsai, who was elected in 2016, faces re-election next year.
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