Chinese media warns US troops defending Taiwan would suffer ‘death blow’
Global Times threatens US with nuclear attack with ICBMs if it tries to defend Taiwan
By Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer 2021/10/15 19:32
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s state-run mouthpiece the Global Times on Thursday (Oct. 14) posted an editorial in which it warned that the dispatch of U.S. forces to defend Taiwan would deal a “death blow” to American soldiers.
During a press conference on Tuesday, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said the ongoing incursions by Chinese warplanes into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) were “destabilizing” and heightened the chances of “miscalculation.” He then highlighted that the U.S. commitment to Taiwan was “rock solid” and that it ensured the “maintenance of peace and stability across the strait.”
In an editorial released on Thursday, China’s state-operated tabloid wrote that the term “rock-solid,” frequently used by the Biden administration, can “deceive and appease radical forces” in Taiwan, but will never deter China. It vowed that the communist country will continue to strengthen its military to gain “decisive and overwhelming leverage” to resolve the “Taiwan question.”
It claimed that Taiwan cannot rely on Washington to “fight to the death” with China and is merely “playing geopolitical tricks.” The author alleged that the U.S. is playing the “Taiwan card” to impede China’s rise, but is not something the Western power is willing to lose lives over.
The article argued that the U.S. has “lost its strength to make ‘rock solid’ commitments to Taiwan.” It argued that the Taiwan Strait is now within striking range of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which China now believes is strong enough to blunt any “military interference” by the U.S.
The state-owned voice box then warned Washington that sending its naval and air forces to defend Taiwan would be a “death blow to U.S. soldiers.” Threatening nuclear war, it said China now has second-strike capabilities with the DF-41 road-mobile and JL-3 submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missiles.
According to the author, when China decides to resolve the “Taiwan question” with force, Taiwan will be a repeat of the fall of Nanjing in 1949. It purported that when the battle for Taiwan plays out in the same way as the Chinese Civil War, abandonment of Taiwan will be Washington’s “inevitable choice.”
China’s mouthpiece proposes ‘final solution’ for Taiwan
Global Times solution to ‘Taiwan question’ harkens back to Hitler’s plan to deal with ‘Jewish Question’
By Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer 2021/10/14 13:02
(Twitter, @TruthAbtChina screenshot)
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s state-run mouthpiece the Global Times on Wednesday (Oct. 13) posted a tweet in which it appeared to threaten the people of Taiwan with annihilation by invoking terminology used by Hitler to justify the genocide of Jewish people in Germany.
In a tweet posted at 1:40 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the state-operated tabloid claimed the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) admonition against secessionism is “not just talking the talk.” It then ominously used the term “final solution” to describe how the “Taiwan question” will be dealt with.
An anonymous “expert” was cited as saying that Taiwan “secessionists will be judged, condemned and punished.” In the editorial, the unknown expert was also quoted as saying the vow to punish these Taiwanese leaders was not just a warning, but also a “serious promise” from the CCP to the Chinese people.
Some critics of Beijing have observed that the Chinese government frequently uses the term the “Taiwan question,” in a similar fashion. When the Global Times proposed a “final solution” for Taiwan on Wednesday, it drew criticism online, with many saying it was a thinly veiled threat to match the bloodbath of the Holocaust in Taiwan if it refuses to bend to Beijing’s will.
The editorial also cites Li Fei, a professor at the Taiwan Research Institute at Xiamen University, as saying that recent statements and actions by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) politicians “reflect their last madness before their doom.” This is eerily reminiscent of the yellow Jewish badge, which was used to segregate Jewish residents from other citizens of Nazi Germany. Li said that a blacklist has been created for “Taiwan secessionists” to separate them from others:
“The mainland has already issued a blacklist of Taiwan secessionists, and this proves that the mainland will separate the secessionists and other political groups and ordinary people on the island. And no matter what kind of solution, peaceful or not, those blacklisted will be brought to justice.”
The article also included a number of illustrations showing People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops launching blitzkrieg-style offensives on a Taiwan beach, airport, and the Presidential Office in Taipei.
PLA troops storming beach in Taiwan. (JeffHoly illustrati