China is not messing around as they are slowly testing to see how much they can get away with before anyone acts. They just sent 25 Warplanes into Taiwanese Airspace… There’s no accident in the message they are trying to send, they intend to take over the island nation and it seems it’s going to be sooner rather than later.
“The Chinese flight mission included 18 fighter jets, 4 bombers, 2 anti-submarine planes, and an airborne radar plane entering Taiwan’s defensive air zone, an act in violation of Taiwanese sovereignty. The aircrafts’ incursion marked the largest operation in Taiwan since it began regular flights over the country in September, according to Taiwan’s Defense Ministry.”
“On Sunday, the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning sailed through waters neighboring Taiwan, prompting the USS Mustin to tail the ship until it left the contested territory. In March, some 220 Chinese vessels landed at Whitsun Reef, an area claimed by the Philippines and within one of the U.S. Navy’s defense perimeters. China’s aggressive actions have led top American military personnel to say China may invade Taiwan in the next six years.”
“In response, Taiwan monitored the planes with its air defense missile systems, issued radio warnings and sent up its own jets, their government said.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday appeared to warn China of further provocations, saying it would be “a serious mistake for anyone to try and change the existing status quo by force.”
Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Blinken also said Washington has “a serious commitment to make sure that Taiwan can defend itself.”
This is the 10th day in a row China has sent its warplanes into the air zone of Taiwan, which it views as a breakaway state it has vowed to one day seize.”
Biden is now suggesting that Japan support Taiwan and they have yet to answer.
“The US is urging Japan’s prime minister Yoshihide Suga to issue a joint statement of support for Taiwan amid rising Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific region when he becomes the first foreign leader to meet President Joe Biden on Friday.
“But Japanese officials were divided over whether Suga should comment on Taiwan, according to two people familiar with the situation.”
The way China is escalating things it looks like the time for talk will soon be over. Taiwan is an island off the coast of China and we are going to have to be stationed there if we plan to defend them. Japan also would be assuming a lot of risks if they were to go against their neighbor. But if we are going to go against China we are going to need allies as they outnumber us 4 to 1 and get along with our adversaries.