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The drills in the area of the Taiwan Strait are a “necessary measure to safeguard national sovereignty,"

And the Boycott of the Winter Olympic Games from each country all over the world is "a necessary measure and statement from the world to show China, that the free world is standing against its provocative and ignoring human rights actions."

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That has nothing to do with Winter Olympics. Switching back to normal the diplomatic ties would be the appropriate and necessary international answer. Remember, the ROC was a founding U.N. member, not the PRC.

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Be ready. The CCP are going to give it a go. For sure.

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Taiwan is looking more and more like a lost cause.

I used to think Taiwan was the line in the dirt. But, there really isn't much that can be done if China decides to invade.

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China is never going to use its military to "invade" Taiwan. The US knows this too but it doesn't fit well with the "yellow menace" in the east mantra and the need for an ever bigger military budget.

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China is never going to use its military to "invade" Taiwan. The US knows this too but it doesn't fit well with the "yellow menace" in the east mantra and the need for an ever bigger military budget.

Dont bet on it.

Communist China (wrongly) considers Taiwan to be part of her territory. They would have no hesitation in invading Taiwan, just as they have Tibet, and taken control of Hong Kong well before they legally were permitted. China would almost certainly do this for internal reasons, with Xi desperate to project a "strongman" image to Chinese people.

Make no mistake : invade Taiwan, and China will be very sorry. US Military are already there waiting, and if they are in any way attacked, the free world (QUAD, AUKUS, the EU, Japan and more) will be there in a heartbeat.

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China do not want to get into a confrontation with the US and her allies - they are militarily heavily outmatched, and more importantly, they have zero combat experience . The US have gone through numerous campaigns in the last 40 years and that counts for an awful lot.

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The latest survey in Taiwan showed that only 1.5% of the population wanted a complete joining with the mainland.... But also only 5.6% wanted independence. So what of the vast majority, the other 87%....

They want the status quo to continue, China is also happy with this. Taiwan, its people and economy are so interwoven with the mainland. The Taiwan economy would collapse without China and its pool of cheaper labor. China hasn't changed its stance on Taiwan, its the US that wants any excuse to pressure China for its home news consumption... Always needing a threat.

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... the free world (QUAD, AUKUS, the EU, Japan and more) will be there in a heartbeat.

Unlikely. If anything, there will be more "sanctions" language. Bottom line: it's more complicated than you think.

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The US have gone through numerous campaigns in the last 40 years and that counts for an awful lot.

It's not the quantity but the quality that counts.

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xi feeling ignored again so trying to make some noise.

xi and putin are the two babies of international politics!!!

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Make no mistake : invade Taiwan, and China will be very sorry. US Military are already there waiting, and if they are in any way attacked, the free world (QUAD, AUKUS, the EU, Japan and more) will be there in a heartbeat.

No they won’t! The UN resolution does not allow any UN member country to do so! Taiwan will be on its own! The US military is good for destabilize nations rather than building something good…take a look at the Middle East! Why are you mentioning Japan when the current constitution in Japan doesn’t permit military action! Get a grip on the reality and come out of your fantasy world because China is not weak as you think!

China do not want to get into a confrontation with the US and her allies - they are militarily heavily outmatched, and more importantly, they have zero combat experience . The US have gone through numerous campaigns in the last 40 years and that counts for an awful lot.

The US couldn’t even win from the taliban who had no nuclear capabilities and no advanced weapons! Trump signed a deal with them because he knew the US will never win! Biden implemented the deal because he also knows that! Vietnam war was also a big failure for the US. Iraq war destabilized the entire Middle East and gave rise to terror groups…another US failure! Your arrogance about the strength of the US military is plain crap because China is a no pushover with nuclear capabilities and Russia will always parter up with China in case of a war!

No hands on combat experience necessary to win wars because it’s all about technology and nuclear weaponry which China has more than enough!

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No they won’t! The UN resolution does not allow any UN member country to do so! Taiwan will be on its own!

Irrelevant, as it is not up to the UN what sovereign nations do. Resolutions are ignored as often as they are followed. If that is the strength of China's planing then it could be in for quite a shock.

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China do not want to get into a confrontation with the US and her allies

Actually, China did that during the Korean war. Remember how that worked out?

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Actually, China did that during the Korean war. Remember how that worked out?

Did you read the one where the Vietnamese beat China!!!

Seems not too difficult to beat them !!!

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Actually, China did that during the Korean war. Remember how that worked out?

They just showed up and surprised everyone. Pushed the 70,000 gallons a day napalm using UN forces back to the 38th. You have to admit it was impressive. Even got MacArthur dismissed.

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You hardly hear any news of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement anymore. China got it under control and squeezed the life out of the riots. The media moved on to Xinjiang and the concentration camps but ever since the AP article admitting there is no genocide, you hear less and less of the Uighurs. It's on to Taiwan now until they realize China is not going to invade Taiwan.

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You hardly hear any news of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement anymore. China got it under control and squeezed the life out of the riots.

No, China stifled free speech an arrests anyone that does speaks up. Way to kill freedom and any different expression's of nationalism.

The media moved on to Xinjiang and the concentration camps but ever since the AP article admitting there is no genocide, you hear less and less of the Uighurs.

The Uighurs are still in re-education camps in their millions being sterilized against their will and the world and press have not forgotten.

It's on to Taiwan now until they realize China is not going to invade Taiwan.

Yeah like anyone believes anything China says. China's actions are what counts and it's actions are criminal.

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China isn't going to attack and murder people who they claim are their own. They'll wait and support some complete fool on a popularity wave into office and have them hand over everyone's future, just as they did in Hong Kong nearly a quarter of a century ago. If they were to lose patients and launch an invasion inflicting massive casualties on a civilian population there's the possibility that it would unleashed civil unrest on the mainland questioning communist rule or bring about a response from the apparatsia leading to their own arrests and prosecution for crime's against the people.

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Chinese forces exercise near Taiwan

Get used to it. XiJiPing is stepping up the aggression, and with their current governments, neither Japan nor the US will help Taiwan.

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You hardly hear any news of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement anymore.

The CCP mailed anyone who raised their voices, many have left Hong Kong. Suppressing free speech is despicable, don’t you agree?

The media moved on to Xinjiang and the concentration camps but ever since the AP article admitting there is no genocide, you hear less and less of the Uighurs.

Not at all my dear CCP friend, people are talking even more about it. They might be suppressing the news in China though!!!

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You have to admit it was impressive.

A small poorly armed Vietnamese army defeated China, it was impressive indeed.

Does the CCP teach about this debacle in China?

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China isn't going to attack and murder people who they claim are their own. 

Exactly as if Washington is going to attack Vermont for contemplating secession.

The Uighurs are still in re-education camps in their millions being sterilized against their will and the world and press have not forgotten.

Do you have evidence of millions being sterilized? If not you’re spreading rumors.

A small poorly armed Vietnamese army defeated China, it was impressive indeed.

Does the CCP teach about this debacle in China?

China pushing the UN 70,000 gallon a day Nepalm spraying UN pilots and forces all the way back is much more impressive. This is MacArthur we’re talking about.

Vietnam vs China is one on one. North Korea and China is against many countries. It’s like a kung fu movie one guy taking on twelve other guys.

The China advocate is not necessary Chinese, ethnic Chinese or from China. Hard to fathom I know. I bet you don’t know whether that is in their textbooks, do you?

I know MacArthur with his request for 34 atomic bombs rejected and his service dismissed wasn’t in the textbooks you read.

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Do you have evidence of millions being sterilized? If not you’re spreading rumors.

There is plenty of evidence, and you would believe it unless you were a CCP member.

Vietnam vs China is one on one. 

So you agree Vietnam defeated China, wonderful!!!

North Korea and China is against many countries.

You forgot to include the USSR, which actively supported their fellow brutal communists.

It’s like a kung fu movie one guy taking on twelve other guys.

ROFL, is that what the CCP teaches now, that Kung Fu movies are real!!!

The China advocate is not necessary Chinese, ethnic Chinese or from China. 

Sure you are a student of Chinese in Japan, totally believable!!

I came to Japan to study Swahili!!!

 I bet you don’t know whether that is in their textbooks, do you?

I don't but I am sure you do!

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Do you have evidence of millions being sterilized? If not you’re spreading rumors.

There is plenty of evidence, and you would believe it unless you were a CCP member.

That's what I thought. You have none. You're the guy who posted that hundreds of thousands are being murdered everyday. Where are the bodies?

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That's what I thought. You have none. 

The CCP might tell you that, but if you care to look there is plenty of evidence.

You're the guy who posted that hundreds of thousands are being murdered everyday. Where are the bodies?*

Buried, the CCP doesn't allow journalists much freedom to look around in Xinjiang, if they did I am sure they would find the bodies.

Hope your 'Chinese' studies are going well!!!

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