China threatens to ATTACK Taiwan: One of Beijing's most senior generals warns the military will use force if there is no other way to stop island becoming independent | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

China threatens to ATTACK Taiwan: One of Beijing's most senior generals warns the military will use force if there is no other way to stop island becoming independent

Li Zuocheng told Beijing's Great Hall of People today: 'The people's armed forces will take all necessary steps to resolutely smash any separatist plots or actions'

It is very rare for such a senior figure to make such a public threat against Taiwan

Beijing claims Taiwan, but the island democracy refutes it is part of China
It comes as China is cracking down on Hong Kong's democratic powers

China will attack Taiwan if there is no other way of stopping it from becoming independent, one of the country's most senior generals said today.

Li Zuocheng, chief of the Joint Staff Department and member of the Central Military Commission told Beijing's Great Hall of the People: 'If the possibility for peaceful reunification is lost, the people's armed forces will, with the whole nation, including the people of Taiwan, take all necessary steps to resolutely smash any separatist plots or actions.'

He added: 'We do not promise to abandon the use of force, and reserve the option to take all necessary measures, to stabilise and control the situation in the Taiwan Strait.'

The general's ferocious rhetoric comes amid global outcry over Beijing's national security legislation in Hong Kong which has once again seen violent clashes between riot police and protesters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, a note of caution here; we do not have the troop strength; the weaponry; the money; or the manufacturing to achieve a positive outcome to a a potential war with China over Taiwan (or Hong Kong, for that matter).

Please; you have some intense domestic wounds to heal, both economically and societally, before you can even contemplate a war with China right now.

And I can guarantee you, sir, that doing so will NOT increase your chances for an electoral victory come this November; this country is too war-scarred, war-weary, and war-sceptical, to think that such a war would even be worth the effort right now, no matter how much China-bashing we see going on in the media today.

Comments

CHINA....

drag

....will not back down on Taiwan, Hong Kong or the South China Sea Period! They will let US do that all by themselves! The citizens in both still prohibited to leave their current location! If we lose China this Country will fall into Recession, Inflation and Depression that will make 1929 look like a day at the State Fair!

Not to be bothered but has anyone given thought to the Trillions we just borrowed from the Cabal that did a masterful job of helping the wealthy become more wealthy!}

This China Bullshit of demonization is just that an the US cannot survive without them.....Period!

OUT!!!!

CHINA....

drag

....will not back down on Taiwan, Hong Kong or the South China Sea Period! They will let US do that all by themselves! The citizens in both still prohibited to leave their current location! If we lose China this Country will fall into Recession, Inflation and Depression that will make 1929 look like a day at the State Fair!

Not to be bothered but has anyone given thought to the Trillions we just borrowed from the Cabal that did a masterful job of helping the wealthy become more wealthy!}

This China Bullshit of demonization is just that an the US cannot survive without them.....Period!

OUT!!!!

I didn't see...

Tian Shan

any reference to any American interference in this story. Why the anecdotal blurb?

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