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Old 12-09-2017, 07:52 PM
 
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Li said he went to the US Capitol and told US officials that “I may have to thank you American friends,” adding that the officials asked what he meant with those words.

“I said: ‘Are you not going to send military vessels to Taiwan, to Kaohsiung...? If you send military vessels over there, [you] will activate the Anti-Secession Law [of China],” Li said on Friday.

Li said he was not joking, adding that US military vessels need to obtain China’s approval to visit Shanghai and if they want to visit Taiwan, China will definitely disapprove.

Chinese official threatens forced unity - Taipei Times
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Tulsa
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Nothing will happen.

I'm more interested in the aftermath of his tax plan.
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Old 12-10-2017, 10:50 AM
 
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China has no interest in "invading" Taiwan. Beijing hates nothing more than wars or any political stability.

Unless of course Taiwan for some reason stupidly claims independence itself. Then a war is almost inevitable. For the US, I am sure it also knows it's not in its best interest to vex China. The island of Taiwan is simply not worth getting into a full fledged war with another nuclear power. The American people won't allow it considering it really doesn't do any good for them.
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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China wouldn't do any such thing.

Also, If US vessels wanted to visit Shanghai (don't believe they had any intention to), of course the US would ask permission... They need to (and do) ask permission to go to any foreign port they need or want to visit. Mentioning this is pointless chest puffing to keep people at home under the illusion that China is so mighty that even the US quivers in fear of it's stern warnings.
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Old 12-11-2017, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Earth
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trump already gave china the world...the ccp does not even have to lift a finger.
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Old 12-11-2017, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Not going to happen.
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:28 PM
 
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Arrow Trump signs authorization considering Navy visit to ROC

Trump on Tuesday signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which states that it is the "sense of the Congress" that the US should invite Taiwan to participate in military exercises, including the Exercise Red Flag advanced aerial combat training drill, and TO CONSIDER "re-establishing PORT OF CALL EXCHANGES" between their navies.

The Presidential Office yesterday thanked the US after US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, which contains provisions favorable to Taiwan’s defense, while China voiced opposition to Taiwan-US military exchanges.

Taiwan thanks US over defense act - Taipei Times

Ya'll will have to think it out once more ...

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Old 01-03-2018, 08:17 PM
 
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The only follow up on this I have found was this article in ROC:


The NDAA language on ship visits to Taiwan is only a PROPOSAL that the Executive Branch and Defense Department consider resuming such port calls to Taiwan after the long hiatus. Absent a surprising decision by the Pentagon to seriously consider the proposal, nothing will change.

That didn’t seem to deter an ambitious — or reckless — senior PRC diplomat in Washington from publicly declaring that the day such a ship visit occurs, China will launch a military attack on Taiwan. This startlingly provocative statement was issued on December 8 by Li Kexin (李克新), the minister in the Chinese Embassy, during a reception in the US capital.

Mr. Li occupies the number two position in an institution that reports not to the Ministry of Defense in China, but to the much less powerful Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Li’s outburst therefore seemed totally unprofessional and lacking in any serious policy standing on the part of his government back in Beijing.

At the same time, we have not seen anything suggesting Mr. Li was called on the carpet for taking upon himself to publicly announce what could be taken as a new “red line” toward Taiwan. One wonders what his next job might be.
Stephen M. Young On Taiwan: Port calls and diplomatic outbursts - Taipei Times

AUTHOR of article:
Stephen M. Young was director of the American Institute in Taiwan from 2006 to 2009 and served as US ambassador to Kyrgyzstan and consul general in Hong Kong.
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Old 01-04-2018, 01:35 PM
 
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Any thing that pisses off China is a good thing for leverage - yeah the US can lay low in Taiwan and even the South China Sea if they take North Koreans sanctions seriously. Thank you China for letting us know what buttons to push.

But, as I've written here and elsewhere a bunch of times, there is ZERO chance for any military conflict between these two nations as business and trade is just too much intertwined and interdependent between the two. If anything, you guys in this forum should know that, how many expats post here? It's a fantasy scenario that simply will not happen short of us dropping a nuke in downtown Beijing. We can make Taiwan the 51st state and China will fume and stomp there feet and nothing will happen militarily. But for now - Taiwan is a useful negotiation tool/bargaining chip we can happily use in regards to trade and regional politics with China, Peoples Republic Of.
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Old 01-04-2018, 11:49 PM
 
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can justice save taiwan ? if the answer is No, what do u expect?
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