Tensions between the US and China are increasing – Uighur

China announced on Monday, August 8, that it will continue military exercises in the waters off Taiwan. This military exercise, which threatens maritime transport and air transport in the region, further aggravated the tense regional situation after the visit of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

According to the Associated Press, China will also include anti-submarine warfare exercises, which are not expected to be aimed at countering US ships defending Taiwan from aggression.

On August 5, Baidin’s government officially summoned China’s ambassador to the United States, accusing China of firing missiles near Taiwan. However, “Taiwan is one of the rare issues that will bring China and the United States into conflict or even war,” Zheng Quan, a senior official at the Chinese embassy in Washington, said in a video press conference on Friday.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken accused China of overreacting to Nancy Pelosi’s visit during a meeting with ASEAN leaders in Cambodia last weekend. “China actually used Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan as an excuse to increase its provocative military actions in and around the Taiwan Strait,” he said.

Indeed, many experts agree that China is deliberately worsening the situation in the Taiwan Strait.

Well-known experts who participated in CNN TV’s well-known political analyst Farid Zakaria’s special program on this topic explained the reasons why China deliberately aggravated this problem. Susan Shirk, president of the University of California’s Center for 21st Century China Studies, said that Chinese President Xi Jinping is trying to divert attention from the failure of his domestic policies ahead of the upcoming Congress of the Communist Party of China.

“China could have reacted differently,” he said. Because before Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, the US government explained the situation to China very well and reminded that the power and authority between the US government and the National Assembly are independent. But China chose to react very harshly. The main driving force behind this is Xi Jinping’s domestic policies. This autumn, he is about to open the Communist Party Congress, where he will take the post of the 3rd State President. As a result of his misguided policies, the economy collapsed, his very strict anti-virus policies created popular discontent, he cooperated with Russia in the war in Ukraine, and he further cracked down on private entrepreneurs, which led to further increases in unemployment. These are all situations that will make things difficult for Xi Jinping before the party congress. So he is turning the Taiwan issue into an opportunity to divert people’s attention from domestic issues and strengthen relations with the military.”

Another expert participating in the program is Mr. Richard Haas, the policy planner of the State Department during the George W. Bush administration and the current president of the Council on Foreign Relations Research Institute. He said, “This is China’s choice, knowingly choosing China’s crisis.” “This crisis is not caused by Nancy Pelosi, but China is using her visit as an excuse to lay the foundation for its pre-planned actions.”

As China plans to continue its military drills near Taiwan on Monday, August 8, calls have intensified that Taiwan should not become a second Ukraine, and that the United States and democratic countries should protect Taiwan with all their might. Dr. Anders Core, the founder of the American Center for Analytical Research, emphasized this in his email to our radio station.

He said: “China is changing the facts and criticizing even small US actions like Pelosi’s visit.” In this case, we must strengthen Taiwan’s self-defense capabilities. “We need to strengthen support for Taiwan by improving the quality and quantity of their anti-aggression weapons.”

In his letter, Mr. Anders Kor also reminded that China’s provocative actions in the Indo-Pacific are excessive, and said that there is no point in wasting time saying that he will have a dialogue with China now. He said: “I think it is a waste of time to say that there will be talks between the two countries.” What Xi Jinping understands is not dialogue and communication, but military and economic effort. “So we have to impose strong economic sanctions on China to get China to withdraw and protect ourselves.”

Indeed, the United States reacted strongly to China’s moves around Taiwan on August 8, attracting considerable attention by announcing that the United States would conduct joint military exercises very close to the Indian-Chinese border. The exercise is about 100 kilometers away from the disputed border between India and China, where the Indian-Chinese army had a bloody clash.

According to CNN TV, the military exercise will be held in mid-October and will be based on high-level combat training.

In response to questions about the joint exercise, a spokesman for the US Department of Defense said that the cooperation with India is a “shared vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific region that is the most important element of this cooperation.” “This exercise aims to improve our ability to solve a number of regional security challenges,” he explained.

In his response to this, Mr. Anders Kor said that the US-Indian military exercise shows that the US and its partners are increasingly cooperating to contain China, and that the US is supporting India in the upcoming Sino-Indian conflict.

Many observers, in their messages on Twitter, consider this US-Indian exercise as a very strong signal to China.

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