Since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, United States and other western nations have been concerned about China’s intentions towards Taiwan.
As the fears of Chinese invasion of Taiwan are on rise, the United States once again has raised an alarm over China’s real intentions on Taiwan.
Biden Administration said that “China is no longer comfortable with the status quo in Taiwan”.
U.S Secretary of State Antony Blinken cited Hong Kong’s example to raise and alarm. Blinken’s remark comes days ahead of his scheduled trip to Bejing, his China visit will be the first by a U.S secretary of state after October 2018.
Taiwan lives under constant invasion threat by China which claims the island as its own, the invasion fears have increased since the Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Lately, China has carried multiple military drills near Taiwan, and is continuously violating Taiwanese air space by flying its several fighter aircrafts into Taiwanese air space.
Beijing has vowed to seize the self-ruled democracy one day, by force if necessary.
“What we’ve seen over the last few years is, I think, China make a decision that it was no longer comfortable with the status quo that had prevailed for decades that had actually been successful in terms of the relationship between our countries and managing what is a difficult situation. The status quo has been vital to the US because it maintains peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait” said U.S secretary of state, Antony Blinken as he raised alarms over China’s real intentions towards Taiwan.
As per Washington, Taipei is massively outgunned with only 89,000 troops compared to China’s 1 million.
China has been holding off the invasion because of the United States unexpected support for Taiwan in recent years. However, relations between Taipei and Bejing are all time low after Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to Taiwan.
According to AFP, more than 1,700 Chinese incursions occurred in the year 2022 as against 969 in 2021. If tensions aren’t deescalated, then China can soon invade Taiwan.
However, by looking at the current situations, China has been hit hard by the ongoing covid pandemic, many companies are pulling out of China and as China’s economy is crumbling along with its population, this raises one single question.
Can China afford to go at war with the United States and her NATO allies? because, if China decides to go at war with the west, it’s bound to lose.