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China military 'completes tasks' around Taiwan; plans regular patrols

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By Martin Quin Pollard and Yimou Lee

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The CCP tried to get protestors in the US to make it appear that Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan was something that any portion of the US population was against. The CCP news claimed 100 protestors outside her SF office, but only 10 where seen. Of those 10, seems that nearly all were employees of the Chinese Consolate or local Confusious centers, not actually Chinese Americans. The most vocal anti-CCP people I know are 1st generation Chinese-Americans.

Only the CCP freaks out over a single visit by a foreign dignitary, especially when the stated policy to that other country is pretty clear, attempting to retain the current, peaceful, situation.

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The CCP were looking for an excuse to conduct large scale exercises in support of a future blockade and invasion, without looking provacative. They chose to use Pelosi's visit, which really did not change anything. But provided an "excuse" that they were responding to a provocation. Standard CCP operating procedure.

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Hope that when China triggers an actual war over Taiwan in which other countries will certainly step in on the side of Taiwan, the untested PLA fare better than the Chinese soldiers part of UN peacekeeping missions who ran away from their posts leaving their weapons behind.

https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/06/un-peacekeepers-refused-to-help-south-sudan-rebels-raped-aid-workers-report

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Hope that when China triggers an actual war over Taiwan in which other countries will certainly step in on the side of Taiwan, the untested PLA fare better than the Chinese soldiers part of UN peacekeeping missions who ran away from their posts leaving their weapons behind.

The last time the PLA fought a war, back in 1979, the Vietnamese they performed poorly, their advance halted by less than front line Vietnamese forces (Vietnam's best units were fighting in Cambodia at the time) and ultimately had to withdraw without achieving their objectives.

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@EvilBuddah, that is the same UN operation in which South Korean forces there for civil construction ended up burning through nearly all of their ammunition fighting off rebel forces during a series of attacks on their base, and Japanese forces also there for the UN mission in a non-combat role ended up supplying the Koreans with some of their ammunition so the South Koreans could defend themselves. The South Koreans were able to drive the rebels off. No running or abandoning their weapons.

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EvilBuddah

Perhaps when you wake up you'll realize that Taiwan and China have been in a civil war for quite some time.

Taiwan is part of the one China .

Ridiculous you think the United nations peace keeping forces would intervene when the United Nations don't recognize Taiwan as a nation.

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You people should let China,get over their butthurt,I am pretty sure the caucus gave Pelosi an ear full

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Why can't they allow Taiwan to determine their own destiny? The people of Taiwan have spoken and they don't want a totalitarian communist dictatorship going forward. They don't want their individual rights and freedoms (speech, press, religion, thought etc.) to be taken away. We should not support the CCP in any way. First we lost Hong Kong, Taiwan is probably next. Who will it be after that? At what point will the West realize that appeasement of the bully does not work? They will keep picking off other nations one at a time until we show them that that type of behaviour is unacceptable. They see concessions and acquiescence as a sign of weakness and they will continue their military expansionist campaign until democracies unite and draw a line in the sand (or oceans as the case may be). Freedom isn't free, sometimes you have to stand up and defend democracies.

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Avenger - for that matter, why doesn't the CCP allow the Chinese to choose their own destiny? Maybe the people are happy with the CCP, or maybe they want something different, but at least give the people a choice.

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(To the rhythm of the demonstration protest “The people, United, Can never be defeated!”)

We’ll piss!

We’ll moan!

And then we’ll go back home!

Thats the CCP in a nutshell.

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Poke and prod, poke and prod, closer and closer, until you get the desired reaction so you can launch an all out attack.

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The CCP were looking for an excuse to conduct large scale exercises in support of a future blockade and invasion, without looking provacative. They chose to use Pelosi's visit, which really did not change anything. 

I lived with a woman like this. On some days, she was just itching for a reason to blow up. Rather than spend an uncomfortable day walking on eggshells all day trying to postpone the inevitable, I would just have it out and get it over with. At least that way I could choose the timing and be braced for it.

Similar with China. Unfortunately, there was no strategy to Pelosi's timing. She did it for her own political/financial gain. But now that it's done, there's no reason to blame her for whatever China does. They were going to do it anyway at some point.

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