That's how it started in Ukraine..
might be the most truly passive aggressive act I’ve ever heard of. Emphasis on the aggressive.
“Not touching you, not touching you!”
I think a lot of people are missing the suicidal economic and political impacts for China if they invaded Taiwan or attacked a US or US aligned asset backing Taiwan. Economic suicide bcs their top 7 largest trade partners account for 2.8T out of 4.1T in trade, with the US, EU, Japan accounting for 1.5T, and the next 4 largest aligned with the aforementioned. They need the business more than we need their stuff. Political suicide because in a place where civil disobedience carries the penalty of death, there’s still 100k riots/yr. If those factories close due to high tariffs, embargoes/closed markets, or sanctions I imagine those workers would RIOT. Idle hands are the devils work.
Speaking of those trading partners: The US navy ALONE is built to beat the ruzzians and Chinese. Never mind Australian, Japanese, UK, French help.
The axis of evil is shaping up, ruzzia, China, NK, Iran, and client states vs rules based Pax Americana.
Might as well study it to find weaknesses to exploit.
Their weakness is pocket sand
Look closely for a thermal exhaust port in the Chinese fleet. Maybe 2-3 meters wide.
Their weakness is the US army, and the fact they can't easily invade Taiwan without being decimated trying to get to shore.
And prepare for it being a feint.
This is what I can never understand
You're going to show how great you are by.. showing them exactly how you'd invade, and giving them literal instructions on basically what they can do to make it as difficult/costly for you as possible?
Uh, great plan king
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This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 87%. (I'm a bot)
Taiwan accused the Chinese army of simulating an attack on its main island Saturday, as Beijing doubled down on its retaliation for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei after announcing a suspension of cooperation with Washington on key issues.
Beijing on Saturday continued some of its largest-ever military drills around Taiwan - exercises aimed at practicising a blockade and ultimate invasion of the island, analysts say.
Taipei said it observed "Multiple" Chinese planes and ships operating in the Taiwan Strait, believing them to be simulating an attack on the self-ruled democracy's main island.
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Real question, please eli5: if china does (idk correct way to phase this) attack/invade Taiwan with military force, would it be likely to see counties place/enforce sanctions on china like we’ve seen against Russia? Or is china too critical and we’d just pretend we didn’t see it happening?
Several countries, specifically the U.S, Japan, and Australia, have verbal agreements to intervene with military force if China attempts to invade Taiwan. It will start WW3.
It will be military intervention not sanctions. For the moment Taiwan is integral to the Western tech industry. China will make its move when Taiwan becomes less important.
I’m sure the major powers will try to hurt China with blockades but it’s really who will support China. And still trade with them, that will be the real factor. I’m no expert but I don’t think China is too big not to sanction.
There is a 100 percent chance that the US and its allies will get involved militarily. This will start World War 3. All stops will be pulled, total war will be enacted. The only question will be if nukes will be used.
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