Original title: constantly touching the red line of China's Taiwan Strait. What signals does the United States want to send?
[Global Times Special Reporter Zhang Mengxu Global Times Special Reporter Lei Lei in Taipei] The latest U.S. military sales case against Taiwan was announced on the 24th, and Taiwan's "Presidential Palace", "Ministry of Defense" and "Ministry of Foreign Affairs" immediately expressed their gratitude with one voice - "thank the U.S. government for the importance of Taiwan's national defense security." In fact, the $330 million is not conspicuous compared with other arms sales in recent years; the U.S. is selling only some fighter parts, not some high-end weapons. The island's media bluntly, "said the U. S. military sales to the national army'air defense upgrade', I am afraid too much to face the gold", the arms sale "political considerations over military significance. As the one-China principle is the political basis of Sino-US relations, the US actions have seriously damaged Sino-US relations and the stability of the Taiwan Strait. A spokesman for China's Ministry of national defense strongly urged the US side to withdraw its arms sales to Taiwan on 25 July.
Ren Guoqiang, a spokesman for China's Ministry of Defense, said on Tuesday that China's military was strongly dissatisfied with and strongly opposed to the announcement of arms sales to Taiwan, offering solemn representations to the U.S. side, and strongly demanded that the U.S. side immediately cancel arms sales to Taiwan, stop arms sales to Taiwan and stop military contacts with the United States and Taiwan, so as not to avoid it. Further damage to Sino US military relations and peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits.
Geng Shuang, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, also said on the 25th that US arms sales to Taiwan are a serious violation of international law and the basic norms of international relations, a serious violation of the one-China principle and the principles of the three Sino-US joint communiques, and a detriment to China's sovereignty and security interests. China has expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to the US plan to sell Taiwan weapons and has made solemn representations to the US.
"The current U.S. government's China strategy is the most radical in decades, but it failed," commented Vox News. The U.S. began a trade war aimed at weakening China's economy, increased support for Taiwan, and prevented the Chinese Navy from participating in a major international military exercise. The goal of the US government is to squeeze China and eventually force China to abide by the rules of the United States once and for all. But so far, it has not worked, and China has begun to fight back.
Some experts in the United States believe that the Trump administration has begun to send a signal that the United States is rethinking its policy toward China while putting pressure on Beijing. As part of the pressure on China, "the Trump administration has begun to send a signal that it is rethinking its policy toward China," said Marvin Aute, a researcher at the US Institute of Foreign Policy. Taiwan may be "the first stage Center for the future game between Asia and the United States and China" since the 1950s.
Some Taiwanese media worry that as Sino-US relations become more complex and sensitive, the "Taiwan card" is being used more and more frequently, leaving some "independent" people on the island under the illusion that "Taiwan-US relations have entered the best stage in history". Pang Jianguo, a professor at Taiwan Cultural University, said that after 40 years of reform and opening up and nearly 30 years after the end of the cold war, cross-strait relations with China, the United States and Taiwan have changed fundamentally. Taiwan should no longer be confined to the Cold War mentality and play the "Taiwan card" with the United States.
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