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US says war with Taiwan is not China's 'internal matter', "strong possibility of sanctions" should an invasion happen​

By Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2023/02/24 12:24
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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the eve of the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday (Feb. 23) said that the reason why the world is so worried about a crisis in the Taiwan Strait is because it is not China's "internal matter," but concerns the whole world and a Chinese invasion of Taiwan would have catastrophic consequences for the global economy.

Blinken was invited to attend an online event hosted by The Atlantic and spoke with its Editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which will reach its one-year anniversary on Friday (Feb. 24). During the interview, Goldberg asked whether Russia's "reinvasion" of Ukraine made it more or less likely that China would take military action against Taiwan in the near future.

Blinken said the fact that many countries in Europe and beyond have understood that it "could open a Pandora's box" if such military aggression by Russia was permitted without consequences. He said that was why Japan and South Korea have been "our staunchest partners in this effort from day one."

He asserted that with so many countries teaming up in response to Russia's invasion, it is something "China factors into its own thinking about Taiwan." He stressed that the sanctions and export controls imposed on Russia are "doing serious damage" and the effects will only continue to accumulate.

Blinked suggested that Beijing will have to take the strong possibility of sanctions into account when considering an invasion of Taiwan. He said China will also need to weigh the "huge reputational costs" Russia has suffered as a result of the invasion.

The secretary of state then emphasized that one important reason why the world is so focused on a potential war in the Taiwan Strait is that it is "not an internal matter." Rather, it is a "matter of concern for quite literally the entire world."

He noted that 50% of commercial container traffic passes through the Taiwan Strait on a daily basis. He also highlighted that a high percentage of the semiconductors used by the world for a broad spectrum of electronic devices are manufactured in Taiwan.

Blinken argued that if there was a crisis in the strait caused by Chinese military actions, it would have "disastrous consequences for the world economy and for countries around the world." He then concluded, "And that's a message too that Beijing is hearing increasingly."

 

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So from a possibility of armed intervention to a strong possibility of sanctions. Not looking good for Taiwan.
Strong possibility of sanctions, but not a certainty, sanctions never work well against China.

He said China will also need to weigh the "huge reputational costs"
Did US care about "reputational costs‘’ when it invaded and bombed various countries around the world?
 

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Sanctions would have been far more effective for US if Trump haven't tried it when he is in office, now it can be mitigated due to experience.
 

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Our Colossal, Decadent, Delirious and Deadly empire has no "reputational cost" when it spreads chaos and terror across the face of the earth.

The Narrative Mental Media Bubble is simply perfect. TutMoses III and TiglatPileser III were "fuxxxx" amateurs.

Looking back, the bloodshed of this last version (1846-) of the Roman empire is impressive:

(1) The wars to round up and exterminate the native population
(2) The wars of Wall Street well summarized in "War is a racket"
(3) The wars of Adolf 2, where Adolf left off Washington picked up the baton as if it were a relay race.
(4) The wars that the common people and the plebs called the ziocon wars

And

(5) The wars of the final delirium
 

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Yeah, Texas and California independences are not American internal matters too, they are international matters, everyone in the world should have a say about the matters too.
 

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Yeah, Texas and California independences are not American internal matters too, they are international matters, everyone in the world should have a say about the matters too.
Yes, and why US always fought a civil war, why not just let the south alone and become an independent country?

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Yes, and why US always fought a civil war, why not just let the south alone and become an independent country?

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Exactly, all the states in US have the rights for self determination, the rights to opt out the union as US often say to the territories of other countries, that esp true for Texas that had special arrangement with the Union when it signed agreement to become part of US. Also esp true for independent Hawaii that US illegally annexed not long ago.
 

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US won't engage in Taiwan direct, as I mentioned before, unless China is stupid enough to attack US interest in Japan or US territories in the pacific.

But I am pretty sure US will basically open up anything they had and transfer it to Taiwan.

 

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Yes, exactly:

the Taiwanese Gambit (sacrifice Taiwan to isolate China) will follow the same script as the Ukrainian Gambit (sacrifice Ukraine to destabilize Russia and as a prize to dominate Europe).

 

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Yes, exactly:

the Taiwanese Gambit (sacrifice Taiwan to isolate China) will follow the same script as the Ukrainian Gambit (sacrifice Ukraine to destabilize Russia and as a prize to dominate Europe).

But either Taiwan or mainland China is as stupid as Ukriane and Russia, we've been quarrelling for 70 years but that's it. There are some small islets occupied by Taiwan which are with couples of hundrds meters from Xiamen city in the mainland, But Chinese just leave them alone.


Kinmen (Taiwan) and Ximen city (mainland China)

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Taiwan belongs to China. End of. FACT. There isnt a single country on Earth that recognizes a nation called Taiwan, not one. What they recognize is a nation called The Republic of China, which is colloquially referred to as Taiwan, because thats the only part of China this nation still controls. Even a Taiwanese passport has massive words on it that say "Republic of China..... you cant just simply deny it or choose not to belong. That's not how it works. You really cant just self identify like that.
 

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Taiwan belongs to China. End of. FACT. There isnt a single country on Earth that recognizes a nation called Taiwan, not one. What they recognize is a nation called The Republic of China, which is colloquially referred to as Taiwan, because thats the only part of China this nation still controls. Even a Taiwanese passport has massive words on it that say "Republic of China..... you cant just simply deny it or choose not to belong. That's not how it works. You really cant just self identify like that.

Taiwan has been a de facto independent state for the last 70+ years and the whole world knows it. No one cares about the symbolism and semantics.
 

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Taiwan belongs to China. End of. FACT. There isnt a single country on Earth that recognizes a nation called Taiwan, not one. What they recognize is a nation called The Republic of China, which is colloquially referred to as Taiwan, because thats the only part of China this nation still controls. Even a Taiwanese passport has massive words on it that say "Republic of China..... you cant just simply deny it or choose not to belong. That's not how it works. You really cant just self identify like that.
Taiwan's airline is called China Airline, mainland China's airline is called Air China

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China Medical University, it's also from Taiwan

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