CHINA has said its war games around Taiwan won’t stop until it has conquered the island and reunified it with the mainland.
Beijing announced its warships are set to rehearse sinking US submarines in their latest military drills as it boasts its blockade shows it can control the island.
The drills were announced in the wake of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s controversial trip to Taiwán la semana pasada.
Despite being scheduled to wrap up yesterday, Beijing has announced their show of strength isn’t over yet.
The country’s fiercely nationalistic official paper Global Times is now reporting China wants to make the drills permanent.
“As long as the Taiwan question is not solved, drills like these will not stop,” military expert and TV commentator Song Zhongping, told the paper.
He added the the “longer the island is blockaded, the more it shows about the mainland’s control over it”.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping has always vowed to “reunify” with Taiwan by any means necessary, sparking fears the relentless games are preparation for war.
Oriana Skylar Mastro, a fellow at Stanford University, dijo El sol en línea that Chinese officials she’s spoken to say they will use the current crisis to ramp up the pressure on Taiwan and make life difficult for America.
“I met with some Chinese government officials and they communicated to me that the status quo has been broken,” said the award-winning academic who also has a position at the American Enterprise Institute.
“Now they have an opportunity to build a new status quo and that’s going to be one more beneficial for them in which they’re present and operating because this exacerbates the US problem of early warning.
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“There will be large scale mobilisations and exercises that are basically combat rehearsals.
“If it becomes routine for China to be engaging in mass mobilisations then it’s harder for the United States to know if it’s a blockade of Taiwan or just and exercise.”
China has now said its forces will carry out live-fire anti-submarine and sea raid drills from Monday, without giving a precise end date.
los “provocative” move has fuelled WW3 fears as security chiefs raised concerns about their haunting drills.
Taiwan’s foreign ministry has hit out at China’s bullying tactics, urging Beijing to stop its military actions and “pull back from the edge”.
Dijeron en un comunicado: “In the face of military intimidation created by China, Taiwan will not be afraid nor back down, and will more firmly defend its sovereignty, national security, and free and democratic way of life.”
As part of the ocean war games, dozens of aircraft and ships have breached the “meridian line” which separates China from the disputed territory.
The drills – referred to as a rehearsal for an invasion by Chinese media – were branded “irresponsible” by Joe Biden’s national security council coordinator John Kirby.
The nation released chilling footage of field hospital rehearsals el viernes, suggesting they were preparing for mass casualties.
The military said: “‘The eastern theatre of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army continued to carry out practical joint exercises and training in the sea and airspace around Taiwan island.”
Beijing was also due to carry out live-fire drills in the South China Sea and the Yellow Sea on Monday.
Taiwan have already eased flight restrictions near the six earlier Chinese exercise areas surrounding the island.
The island reportedly called soldiers back from leave amid concerns the tensions could escalate into an international crisis.
Its military announced it would hold anti-landing exercises in the south on Tuesday and Thursday to “practice counter moves”.
They said they had “calmly” handled the previous drills that were amped up ahead of Pelosi’s arrival in the region.
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