The US political offensives in the Taiwan Strait, strategic ambiguity, strategic clarity?He also dare not

2022-05-26 0 By

The continuous political offensive by the United States in the Taiwan Straits has reduced the flexibility between China and the United States, which has also escalated the tit-for-tat situation between the two sides.Since Biden took office, he has been saying that he will not compete with China and will not suppress China, but in essence, all he has done is to compete and suppress China, which makes The Chinese side say, “The United States cannot say and do different things.”Yes, over the past year, the Xinjiang issue, Hong Kong issue and Taiwan issue concocted by the US have been used time and again by the US as an excuse to suppress and sanction China.In this way, the US has been hedging its bets, especially on the Taiwan Strait issue.On the mainland, he said the US would stick to “the three sino-US joint communiques”;With Taiwan, he has established five diplomatic pacts that have kept America in strategic limbo.Only in this way, from America’s perspective, can its interests be maximised.However, in the past year since Biden took office, the US has repeatedly said that it would “help defend Taiwan”. Each time, the US has caused a wave of tension across the Taiwan Strait.However, to the disappointment of these observers, every time the US made such statements, it would immediately clarify that “the US principle towards Taiwan has not changed”.For example, U.S. Secretary of State Blinken said several times that the United States would protect Taiwan. However, in an interview with CNN on October 31, 2010, when the host repeatedly asked him how the United States would defend Taiwan, blinken avoided serious questions and only emphasized that “The United States will ensure that Taiwan has the ability to defend itself,” rather than making a clear commitment that “the United States will send troops to assist in defending the island.”This operation seems to be a “two steps forward, one step back” strategy.So far, the United States has focused on political offensives, supplemented by military pressure.Political offensives have brought huge economic benefits, so the United States has used this tactic again and again.Send troops to help defend Taiwan?Arguably, the US does not dare yet.First, the impact is too great. The United States has repeatedly pushed for “Taiwan War”, but failed to win, which also makes the Us military dare not act rashly.Second, China and Russia have extensive cooperation, and the two countries have strengthened cooperation in many areas. In the event of an emergency across the Taiwan Strait, the US has to consider whether Russia will take military action.Instead of sending troops to help fight mainland China, Russia has military moves elsewhere that the United States will not take into account.Although the United States has drawn in Japan, Australia and other countries, they have to think about the consequences of their involvement in the event of a conflict in the Taiwan Strait, which will inevitably provoke resentment among Chinese people and businesses.Third, sending troops to help defend Taiwan may be just the wishful thinking of US politicians. After years of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, how many Americans are still willing to fight for others?Such polls have been conducted by many American media, but the results are mostly “unwilling”.That would greatly limit the likelihood that the US administration would consider military options.The US keeps launching political offensives instead of using military forces. Although it has not triggered a war between China and the US, what the US is doing is constantly challenging China’s bottom line and red line.As a Chinese saying goes, “Repeat two, no repeat four”. The Chinese mainland will not blindly allow the United States to play the “Taiwan card”.A few years ago, the Military strength of the Chinese mainland was far behind that of the United States, and its comprehensive national strength was far behind that of the United States. However, the situation is different now. China is the second largest economy in the world, and its military strength is developing rapidly, even ahead of the United States in some areas.In this case, China will not let the US do whatever it wants, let alone offend China’s sovereign interests.At present, apart from regular military patrols in the airspace southwest of Taiwan, various joint landing exercises have been reported by the media from time to time. It has never been concealed that the mainland is preparing for “military reunification”, but the mainland’s first claim is “reunification with Peace”.The various policies on the mainland to benefit Taiwan and the strategy for integrated development of the two sides of the Taiwan Straits will not go unnoticed or unnoticed by the Taiwan people. The Mainland is waiting for the return of Taiwan returnees with a sincere heart.Officials on both sides of the Taiwan Straits do not have exact statistics on how many Taiwanese live on the mainland. Zhu Fenglian, spokesperson of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said that a total of 180,000 Taiwan residents have received COVID-19 vaccinations on the mainland.Combined with the fact that the vaccine coverage rate on the mainland is over 90% and that not many Taiwanese people travel to the mainland to get vaccinated, it can be inferred that, including those who have not been vaccinated due to their physical conditions, personal wishes, age and other factors, there are about 200,000 Taiwanese living in the mainland.These 200,000 people can be regarded as the mainland’s current “integration” policy of the first audience.In the future, if they develop well in the mainland, they will surely attract more and more Taiwanese people to communicate with the mainland, and peaceful reunification will never be a problem.(Well Frog)