A very distressing story has just been reported from China’s state news agency Xinhua.
As the outlet revealed that Chinese President Xi Jinping recently made a most chilling statement.
CNN reports from the Hong Kong bureau Xi told the country’s military Tuesday in the province of Guangdong to “put all (their) minds and energy on preparing for war.”
One recent event sent relations tumbling to a new low.
The White House notified US Congress Monday that it was planning to move ahead with the sale of three advanced weapon systems to Taiwan, according to a congressional aide, including the advanced High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS).In a stern response from Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian called on Washington to “immediately cancel any arms sales plans to Taiwan” and cut all “US-Taiwan military ties.”Even though Taiwan has never been controlled by China’s ruling Communist Party, authorities in Beijing insist the democratic, self-governing island is an integral part of their territory, with Xi himself refusing to rule out military force to capture it if necessary.
Pres. Donald Trump shook up the balance of power when he took office by enacting heavy tariffs on trade with China. The two mega powers later came to agree on partly revised terms for their comprehensive trade deal..
Though events of late 2019 and early 2020 seemingly changed rules of the game. Trump since has blamed China for not being up front about covid-19. And of course as diplomacy is discarded, Trump leaves no question on his position.
In addition, some other critical elements factor in here. The sides have a running squabble over territory in the South China Sea. The Paracel or Xisha Islands a key point of contention between them. Both China and Vietnam have claimed rights to the region. Yet China further claims sovereignty over virtually the entire sea.
Also at issue is China’s national security law in Hong Kong, and alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang. A number of major subplots in the story line.
Sec. of State Mike Pompeo looked to clear the air with a statement in mid- July. Now China takes the U.S. supplying military equipment to Taiwan as an act of aggression. The CCP doesn’t make many empty threats. Will there be imminent conflict?
On Wednesday, Trump called Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and Kim Jong-Un “smart” as he took a jab at the sharpness of his political rival Joe Biden.
“Joe is shot, OK, whether you like it or not. We can all be nice, it’s going to be my turn someday. It’s even going to be your turn someday, my friends,” Trump stated, “but you know when it is your turn, you can’t be president.”
“One thing I’ve learnt, President XI of China’s one hundred percent. Putin of Russia, 100 percent,” he rambled as he pointed to his head as he praised the foreign leader’s mental capacity.
This is, of course, the same man that couldn’t walk easily down a small decline at West Point, yet Biden has been bicycling around in Delaware.
Trump then added, “Kim Jong Un—by the way what happened to that war we were supposed to be in? Kim Jong Un of North Korea—100 percent,” he said in reference to Un shedding a tear last week during a military parade speech.
Trump continued: “These people are sharp and they are smart. Joe has lost it, in his best day he wasn’t not a smart man, everybody knows that.
“Joe is gone, if he wins, the radical left, we will be running the country, they are addicted to power and God help us if they get it. We’ll never be the same country, we will never be able to recover,” Trump added as his supporters cheered.
To put things into perspective, Donald Trump trusts the mental acuity of hardened dictators over someone who has dedicated his life to serving the American people.