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U.S. favorable to Taiwan trade bid, urges Beijing to cease pressure

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You need to understand that the CCP would gladly accept that as the price of defeating Taiwan. The Chinese are building hundreds of new ICBM silos in northwestern China. They could smother Taiwan in nuclear explosions.

There would be no point in trying to take back Taiwan if you turn it into a nuclear waste land. Even the CCP should understand that. And I am sure the population of Beijing may object to being sacrificial lambs to the objective of not getting Taiwan back as much as utterly destroying it.

Nobody with sense will ever launch a nuke again unless it is the last thing they do.

I agree with you that China will die on its own, I believe from over oppression and stupidity.

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The only thing Taiwan really needs is a few nukes on mobile launchers. If China still wants to take Taiwan by force it would have to be prepared to lose some big cities and millions of it's citizens to do so.

You need to understand that the CCP would gladly accept that as the price of defeating Taiwan. The Chinese are building hundreds of new ICBM silos in northwestern China. They could smother Taiwan in nuclear explosions. The real protection for Taiwan is the threat of US nuclear retaliation and even then the CCP seems unafraid to risk such massive loss to prevent Taiwan from becoming independent. Better to let the CCP die of its own as it will in the fullness of time. Protect Taiwan and let China have its next revolution. Then Taiwan can discuss independence or re-integration with whatever emerges after the CCP is elbowed aside.

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If the UN recognizes Taiwan as a country and adds them to membership, ignoring China, Russian, NK, and all members of that "pack" vetos, what will they actually do? Leave the UN?

No, China would immediately attack Taiwan and try to invade it. The Chinese have been very clear on this point. They would accept any losses to try to prevent Taiwan from succeeding in becoming an independent nation. Understand the inherent weakness in the CCP, Chinese demographics and the Chinese economy. If the west plays their cards right in all likelihood the government of Taiwan will still be around after the CCP is elbowed aside. They may even inherit the wreckage of the resulting civil war in China when things go bad. The west just has to maintain enough power in the region to deter China from attacking Taiwan and not get crazy declaring Taiwan an independent country and wait for the inevitable collapse of the CCP. Strength and patience are what matters.

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And sell them the f-35 and some nuclear powered subs while we are at it.

The only thing Taiwan really needs is a few nukes on mobile launchers. If China still wants to take Taiwan by force it would have to be prepared to lose some big cities and millions of it's citizens to do so.

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And sell them the f-35 and some nuclear powered subs while we are at it.

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If the UN recognizes Taiwan as a country and adds them to membership, ignoring China, Russian, NK, and all members of that "pack" vetos, what will they actually do? Leave the UN?

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I hope they welcome Taiwan with open arms and deny PRC entry. If they do this I would like to see the US join too, but only as long as China is not a part of it. The west needs to keep economic pressure on China and cannot do so if they are part of a free trade group.

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Japan, the largest economy in the 11-nation Asia-Pacific arrangement, has welcomed Taiwan's bid to join.

Good, I hope the others show some integrity and let Taiwan in. They deserve it!!

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