China likes to think big. Theyâre seeking global domination, and the process has already begun.
The Communist nation has been working on obedience from its citizens. Itâs been working toward becoming the manufacturing go-to for countries all over the world. And, theyâve been working to grow their military for decades.
The amount of military activity has been on the rise.
A military exercise occurring near Taiwan should leave everyone feeling a bit on edge.
Global Times, the state-run newspaper has said that it âcould be a rehearsal of a reunification-by-force operation.â
China, as in the Peopleâs Republic of China (PRC), wants to gain control of Taiwan once more.
Taiwan has managed to maintain its distance from PRC for years, though they donât have the representation that they wish they could have. They, too, are China. However, they are the ROC, the Republic of China. As a democracy, they run things a lot differently â and they have a much smaller population.
The Chinese Peopleâs Liberation Army (PLA) chose to conduct an exercise near the island of Taiwan where they had the largest number of warplanes present that has ever been recorded.
Reunification-by-force is an interesting way to explain an invasion.
What if Taiwan doesnât want to reunify? Too bad, theyâll be taken by force.
Democracies donât blend well with communist countries, so the forceful reunification could end up being a bloodshed.
Taiwanâs Ministry of National Defense said that PLA deployed 25 aircraft over Taiwan, which breached the air defense identification zone.
The âexerciseâ was an excessive display of force, featuring over a dozen J-16 strike fighters along with several multirole fighters, strategic bombers, and anti-submarine warfare-capable aircraft.
This isnât the first time that PLA has wanted to show off its strategy to Taiwan in an âexerciseâ â theyâve been increasing their exercises since September 2020.
Song Zhongping, a Chinese military expert and TV commentator, shared some insight into the proposed strategy, explaining that the exercise could be the way for PLA to rehearse its combat plan. When PLA decides theyâre ready to take Taiwan, it could include an air superiority seizure along with attacks on both land and maritime targets. This includes being able to attack warships of foreign countries should they wish to interfere.
Why now? What makes PLA want to show off their military strength?
Itâs their way of responding to the United States issuing guidelines that allow them to deepen its âunofficialâ support of Taiwan. After all, these guidelines were issued just two days before the exercise took place.
Itâs serving as a warning, according to Global Time. Taiwan successionists and the United States are being told to watch out and not rock the boat.
China is certainly showing off its complicated relationships. Taiwan views itself as China, but as a separate China from the Peopleâs Republic of China. As such, the entire world has had to decide who they want to view as the real leaders of China: ROC or PRC.
Unfortunately, most people are choosing to recognize PRC simply because of their size and their monstrous demands for attention.
Beijing, the capital of PRC, still considers Taiwan an extension of who they are and who they can control. However, itâs more a ârenegade provinceâ and PRC is looking to reunify the island.
The island off the southeast coast of China may be forced into unifying with mainland China â and the exercises are being used to show Taiwan just how much force could be used if they decide they donât want to reunify peacefully.
As for the other countries who wish to offer Taiwan help from the big, bad Peopleâs Republic of China? Well, PLA has already made that clear. They have the firepower aimed at the warships for anyone who dares to interfere.
The questions remain: how far will PLA take things in order to get Taiwan to reunify? And if they get Taiwan, what nation will they come for next?