If China is such a peace-loving nation, why does it make threats against other nations?
CHINA THREATENS THE USA WITH WAR OVER NAME CHANGE
An editorial in the Chinese state-run Global Times newspaper threatens war over the name change of a Taiwanese embassy. China claims Taiwan as a province of the mainland, despite it being autonomous from Beijing in almost every way. That’s why China gets so upset when countries, groups or individuals recognize Taiwan, or the Republic of China, as an independent country. Watch this episode of China Uncensored for more on why China is threatening war over a name change.
CHINA THREATENS TAIWAN WITH WAR
BEIJING (Reuters) – China toughened its language towards Taiwan on Thursday, warning after recent stepped up military activities near the island that “independence means war” and that its armed forces were acting in response to provocation and foreign interference.
Taiwan, claimed by China as its own territory, reported multiple Chinese fighter jets and bombers entering its southwestern air defence identification zone last weekend, prompting Washington to urge Beijing to stop pressuring Taiwan.
China believes that Taiwan’s democratically-elected government is moving the island towards a declaration of formal independence, though Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has repeatedly said it is already an independent country called the Republic of China, its formal name.
Asked at a monthly news briefing about the air force’s recent activities, Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said Taiwan is an inseparable part of China.
“The military activities carried out by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in the Taiwan Strait are necessary actions to address the current security situation in the Taiwan Strait and to safeguard national sovereignty and security,” he said.
“They are a solemn response to external interference and provocations by ‘Taiwan independence’ forces,” he added.
IT’S NOT A MATTER OF “IF CHINA INVADES TAIWAN” BUT “WHEN CHINA INVADES TAIWAN
WHY DOES CHINA SEND ITS MILITARY JETS INTO TAIWAN’S AIR DEFENCE ZONE?
WOULD CHINA NUKE JAPAN?
CHINA THREATENS TO NUKE AUSTRALIA
Chinese state media has warned Australia will become a ‘potential target for a nuclear strike’ after it acquires nuclear-powered submarines.
As part of a new three-way alliance with the UK and US, Australia will be given the technology to build at least eight nuclear-powered – but not nuclear armed – submarines as the West counters China’s growing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the ‘AUKUS’ alliance ‘seriously damages regional peace and stability, intensifies the arms race, and undermines the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.’
And China’s Global Times news website – a mouthpiece for the communist government – went one step further, saying the move could result in a nuclear strike on Australia.
The article cited an anonymous ‘senior Chinese military expert’ who said Australia would pose a nuclear threat to other countries because the new submarines could potentially be fitted with nuclear weapons provided by the US or UK.
‘This would make Australia a potential target for a nuclear strike, because nuclear-armed states like China and Russia are directly facing the threat from Australia’s nuclear submarines which serve US strategic demands,’ the expert said.
CHINA THREATENS AUSTRALIA OVER TAIWAN WITH MISSILE STRIKES
Hu Xijin, Editor-in-chief of the Global Times: China needs to make a plan to deter extreme forces of Australia. China must make a plan to impose retaliatory punishment against Australia once it militarily interferes in the cross-Straits situation.
CHINA HAS HAD A HISTORY OF INVASION AND WAR AGAINST ITS NEIGHBOURS
LIST OF WARS involving The People’s Republic of China
Chinese invasions: Past and present
China has been telling the world that its rise will be peaceful because China has never been an aggressor state throughout its long history. As proof, the Chinese point out that it has never invaded another country in the last 2,000 years. Many people have echoed this narrative.
The historical record, however, belies this Chinese narrative.
The most brazen Chinese invasion, however, is not the occupation of land or geologic features but the current attempt by China to seize and control almost the entire South China Sea. Under its nine-dash line, China is claiming as its national territory 3 million square kilometers out of the 3.5 million square kilometers of the South China Sea. This will enlarge by about 24 percent the territory of China.
This claim of China includes the high seas of the South China Sea. The fish in the high seas belong to all mankind. The mineral resources in the seabed of the high seas beyond the extended continental shelf of coastal states also belong to all mankind. China is claiming all the fish, and all the mineral resources, in the high seas that belong to all mankind. Most condemnable of all, China is claiming huge areas of the maritime zones of five Asean coastal states. China is claiming from the Philippines a maritime area larger than the total land area of the Philippines.