China planning to invade Taiwan III
As my readers know I’ve made a bold prediction — namely that China appears to be planning an invasion of Taiwan soon. Here’s another view from Peter Navarro, who is in Taiwan, of the same issue.
From Peter Navarro at the National Interest magazine — Since Taiwan’s new president Tsai Ing-wen gave her inaugural address on May 20 and refused to publicly embrace the principle of “One China, Two Systems”, China has significantly escalated its nonkinetic “three warfares” campaign against Taiwan in an effort to bring the “renegade province” to heel. This campaign involves a “legal warfare” kerfuffle over an alleged “1992 consensus,” a deeply-wounding economic warfare involving highly targeted and politically sophisticated trade quotas, and a Cold War-style psychological war that includes the severing of key communication links and diplomatic ties between Taiwan and the mainland.
With boots on the ground in Taiwan interviewing key stakeholders, I have found this situation to be significantly worse than is being reported in the western press.
Navarro is right of course, America has no idea how dangerous this situation is — and how easily the Chinese CCP could initiate a war to conquer this free country without any comprehension of the real world impacts. That is, if Obama would react, which I must admit, I’m not so sure of anymore.