The Heritage Foundation, a US think tank, today released its "2019 U.S. Military Index Report," which states that the number and level of U.S. military visits to Taiwan may increase significantly in the coming years after the passage of the "Taiwan Exchange Act". However, the Chinese mainland has never given up the "military unification". With the modernization of the PLA, the Chinese mainland's ability to take military action against Taiwan is increasing.
According to Taiwan's "United News Network" reported on the 5th, the "2019 U.S. Military Index Report," the U.S. military force, the U.S. military's ability to carry out missions around the world and the United States to assess the threat of interests.
Referring to Taiwan, the report claims that the United States maintains a "solid and unofficial relationship" with Taiwan on the basis of the "Taiwan Relations Act" and so on. In the Defense Authorization Act of fiscal year 2018, the U.S. Congress recommended that the U.S. Department of Defense consider sending warships to Taiwan, together with the "Taiwan Exchange Act" passed this year. The report expects that the number and level of U.S. troops visiting Taiwan in the coming years may increase significantly.
The report also claims that China's efforts to reunify Taiwan are not limited to open military means, but also include the "three wars" strategy of legal warfare, public opinion warfare and psychological warfare.
The United States has repeatedly intervened in Taiwan affairs. On August 18, U.S. President Trump signed the Defense Authorization Act of 2019, a total of $716 billion, which includes arms sales to Taiwan, strengthening defense and security cooperation with Taiwan.
In response, Li Zhenguang, deputy dean of the Taiwan Research Institute of Beijing United University, said in an interview that the US Defense Authorization Act has been involved in Taiwan for many years, and stressed the need to strengthen security protection against Taiwan. But this is only a reassurance to console the Taiwan authorities.
Pang Jianguo, a professor at Taiwan's "University of Chinese Culture", also said in an interview that the United States'attempt to use the "Taiwan Brand" against the mainland of China had very limited effect. If the Taiwan authorities were willing to be the pawn of the United States, it would certainly impact cross-strait relations. Finally, Taiwan was seriously injured instead.
A spokesman for the Taiwan Office of the United States has repeatedly stressed at regular press conferences that the Taiwan issue is the most important and sensitive issue in Sino-US relations. He hopes that the new US government will abide by the one-China policy and the principles of the three Sino-US joint communiques and properly handle Taiwan-related issues. At the same time, we firmly oppose any form of official contacts and military contacts between Taiwan and the United States, and we firmly oppose the sale of weapons to the Taiwan region under any pretext by the United States. Anyone who takes pride in himself and destroys the peace and stability of the Taiwan Straits will eat their own evil results.
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