The Chinese are angry. They hate that we are stopping them from taking over Taiwan. U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan explained that America will only allow Taiwan to rejoin China willingly, which the Chinese media did not appreciate. They explained China will be attacking the U.S. if they come to Taiwan’s defense.
“US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said on Tuesday, “from the point of view of both deterrence and diplomacy,” the US is going to take every action it can to make sure that the reunification of the Chinese mainland with the island of Taiwan by force “never happens.” He made these remarks when responding to a question whether the US is prepared to deal with the situation in the Taiwan Straits and in Ukraine. Sullivan also mentioned that the US’ “efforts” during the past eight months in the Indo-Pacific region were to avoid “any kind of scenario where China chooses to invade.”
“So far, the official attitude of Washington is to encourage the Taiwan authority to build up self-defense capabilities. The US mainly provides military support to Taiwan by selling weapons. Those weapons are generally destined to be destroyed by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) as soon as the reunification by force takes place. It is credible that the PLA will heavily attack US troops who come to Taiwan’s rescue. Such credibility is increasingly overwhelming the deterrence that US troops may have.”
Once we decided that we would defend Taiwan we guaranteed an eventual conflict with China. Taiwan has no interest in rejoining with China, so it’s coming. China has been threatening Taiwan quite a bit this year with numerous flyovers with warplanes. They have been testing out Taiwan’s capabilities and building up their forces. Japan and Australia have committed to helping us defend Taiwan, but this conflict is a big deal, China is a world power, and this will not be a quick skirmish.