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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    No, it isn't. Do you and sabang sit together and simply makes shit up?
    Nah skidmark only copies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    No, it isn't. Do you and sabang sit together and simply makes shit up?

    Actually it is. Ukraine was under threat and the people made clear they are determined to resist. So is the people of Taiwan.

    The idiocy is in blaming the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    China withdraws promise not to send troops to Taiwan if it takes control of island | Reuters
    Only Backspit, sabang and OhWoe ever believed that they would have honoured that 'promise'.

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    Taiwan's foreign ministry thanks the United States for taking 'concrete actions' in the Taiwan Strait

    Taiwan's foreign ministry has expressed its "sincere gratitude" to the United States for taking "concrete actions" to maintain security and peace in the Taiwan Strait and the region.

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    Taiwan's foreign ministry said China's action "further strengthened the unity and resilience of the global democratic camp"
    The island was responding to US Indo-Pacific coordinator Kurt Campbell, who said China had "overreacted" to Nancy Pelosi's visit
    He said China used Ms Pelosi's visit as a pretext to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait

    The statement came in response to comments from US Indo-Pacific coordinator Kurt Campbell, who said on Friday that China "overreacted" to US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.

    The foreign ministry statement said that China's "unprovoked military and economy intimidation" had "further strengthened the unity and resilience of the global democratic camp".

    Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Thursday that China's threat of force was undiminished, even though Beijing's largest-ever military drills around the island following Ms Pelosi's visit last week seemed to be scaling down.
    Why is China less likely to invade Taiwan for now

    China's economic and social problems have been growing in recent months, and Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan gave Beijing an opportunity to divert the public's attention, writes Bang Xiao.
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    Earlier, Mr Campbell said China used Ms Pelosi's visit as a pretext to try to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait.

    The American response would be patient and effective, and the US presence and posture in the region would account for China's more destabilising behaviour, Campbell told reporters in a call.

    "China has overreacted and its actions continue to be provocative, destabilising and unprecedented," Mr Campbell said, calling it part of an "intensified pressure campaign" against Taiwan.
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    "It has not ended and we expect it to continue to unfold in the coming weeks and months," Mr Campbell said, adding that several Chinese warships remained around Taiwan, a self-governed island.
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    Mr Campbell reiterated that the US would conduct standard air and maritime transits through the Taiwan Strait in the coming weeks, and that it would announce an "ambitious road map" for trade negotiations with Taiwan in the coming days.

    "And we will ensure that our presence, posture and exercise account for China's more provocative and destabilising behaviour, with a view towards guiding the situation in the western Pacific towards greater stability," he said.

    https://www.abc. net.au/news/2022-08-13/taiwan-foreign-ministry-thanks-us-for-maintaining-security/101330818


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    Count me out. I stick my neck out for nobody. Formosa is on its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mackayae View Post
    Count me out. I stick my neck out for nobody. Formosa is on its own.
    Oddly enough Looper was going to draft you himself . . . he made that quite clear

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    Quote Originally Posted by mackayae View Post
    Count me out. I stick my neck out for nobody. Formosa is on its own.
    I take the traditionalist position that Chinkystan should be returned to Taiwan, its rightful owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I take the traditionalist position that Chinkystan should be returned to Taiwan, its rightful owner.
    I agree. The CCP should be made extinct.

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    I don't support either side.

    Xi simply cucked. And now he's paying the price. He is reaping the sunk cost of cucking. They'll probably eventually figure it out.

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    The delegation that just landed are all on the US armed services committee, a delegation representing the US war armaments industry and weapons manufacturers.

    Your move Xi. Still cuckin ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    I don't support either side.
    Why not, Backspit? Why change your mind at this stage?




    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Xi simply cucked.
    Ah, your strongman isn't as 'strong' as you like your men to be

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Why not, Backspit? Why change your mind at this stage?




    Ah, your strongman isn't as 'strong' as you like your men to be
    Yes, skidmark likes his men to be hard.

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    Angry China stages more drills near Taiwan as U.S. lawmakers visit

    BEIJING/TAIPEI, Aug 15 (Reuters) – China’s military said it carried out more exercises near Taiwan on Monday as a group of U.S. lawmakers visited the Chinese-claimed island and met President Tsai Ing-wen, who said her government was committed to maintaining stability.


    The five U.S. lawmakers, led by Senator Ed Markey, arrived in Taipei on an unannounced visit late on Sunday, the second high-level group to visit following that of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi in early August, which set off several days of Chinese war games.


    The Chinese military unit responsible for the area adjacent to Taiwan, the People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theatre Command, said it had organised multi-service joint combat readiness patrols and combat drills in the sea and airspace around Taiwan on Monday.


    The exercises were “a stern deterrent to the United States and Taiwan continuing to play political tricks and undermine peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait”, it added.


    China’s Defence Ministry said in a separate statement that the lawmakers’ trip infringed on China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and “fully exposes the true face of the United States as a spoiler and spoiler of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait”.


    “The Chinese People’s Liberation Army continues to train and prepare for war, resolutely defends national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and will resolutely crush any form of ‘Taiwan independence’ separatism and foreign interference.”


    The theatre command said the exercises took place near Taiwan’s Penghu islands, which are in the Taiwan Strait and are home to a major air base, and showed close up video of the islands taken by a Chinese air force aircraft.


    Tsai, meeting the lawmakers in her office, said China’s exercises had greatly affected regional peace and stability.


    “We are engaging in close cooperation with international allies to closely monitor the military situation. At the same time we are doing everything we can to let the world know that Taiwan is determined to safeguard stability and the status quo in the Taiwan Strait,” she said, in video footage provided by the presidential office.


    Markey told Tsai that “we have a moral obligation” to do everything to prevent an unnecessary conflict.


    “Taiwan has demonstrated incredible restraint and discretion during challenging times,” he added.


    Taiwan’s Defence Ministry said 15 Chinese aircraft had crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait on Monday, an unofficial barrier between the two, adding it condemned China’s new drills and would “calmly” face them.


    LOW KEY


    Pelosi’s visit infuriated China, which responded with test launches of ballistic missiles over Taipei for the first time, and ditching some lines of dialogue with Washington, including theatre military talks and on climate change.


    However, this trip was much more low key than Pelosi’s, with Tsai’s meeting with the lawmakers not carried live on her social media pages, which is the general practice when high-level foreign guests come.


    The group left Taiwan late on Monday afternoon, and only after then did the presidential office release footage of the meeting with Tsai.


    It was not immediately clear where they were going.


    The de facto U.S. embassy in Taipei said they had also met Foreign Minister Joseph Wu and members of Taiwan’s parliament’s foreign affairs and defence committee.


    “Authoritarian China can’t dictate how democratic Taiwan makes friends,” Wu said on Twitter of their meeting.


    The United States has no formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan but is bound by law to provide the democratically governed island with the means to defend itself.


    China has never ruled out using force to bring Taiwan under its control. Taiwan’s government says the People’s Republic of China has never ruled the island and so has no right to claim it, and that only its 23 million people can decide their future.


    Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang said they would not be deterred by China’s response to such visits by foreign friends.


    “We can’t just do nothing because there is an evil neighbour next door, and not dare to let visitors or friends come,” he told reporters.

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    Whiny little chinky bitches, aren't they?


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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    The five U.S. lawmakers, led by Senator Ed Markey, arrived in Taipei on an unannounced visit late on Sunday, the second high-level group to visit
    With more to come. Followed by more condemnation and bluster from the PRC.

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    It will hardly detract from the mounting problems at home. Hey, why don't they invite Taiwan to become the 51st State? See how that goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    It will hardly detract from the mounting problems at home. Hey, why don't they invite Taiwan to become the 51st State? See how that goes.
    The US will keep pushing until they are building naval bases on Taiwan. (while observing the 1 China policy of course)

    Xi will eventually figure out the same thing Putin did. They are just going to keep unless i physically stop them.

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    Should it come to that, surely they would just blockade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    It will hardly detract from the mounting problems at home. Hey, why don't they invite Taiwan to become the 51st State? See how that goes.
    You forgot to add the "*sniff*" at the end.

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    OK I will call the obvious bluff. The US is not willing to precipitate a world war to defend Taiwan- a place it doesn't even diplomatically recognise. And it knows it would lose, anyway.

    Taiwan is better off negotiating its own solution with PRC. Meanwhile stay armed and defended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    OK I will call the obvious bluff. The US is not willing to precipitate a world war to defend Taiwan- a place it doesn't even diplomatically recognise. And it knows it would lose, anyway.

    Taiwan is better off negotiating its own solution with PRC. Meanwhile stay armed and defended.
    I don't think anyone actually cares what you think.

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    But we really care about Your opinion 'arry. Kinda like a lab rat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    But we really care about Your opinion 'arry. Kinda like a lab rat.
    Coming from the man whose opinion is fed to him by a bot farm, this is mildly amusing.

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