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The Top 5 Reasons Why Chinese Warships have Surrounded Taiwan

by Skyler Saunders 4 days ago in new world order
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The Top 5 Reasons Why Chinese Warships have Surrounded Taiwan
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As war continues to rage in Ukraine, the Pacific island of Taiwan has seen the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy to occupy the waters around their country.

While it is apparent that US and Taiwan are friends, and that China could pose a minimal threat to both nations, America and Taiwan ought to be prepared for an attack from any enemy, including China. Here are The Top 5 Reasons Why Chinese Warships have Surrounded Taiwan.

5. China Wants to Show its Limited Military Might

The PLA Navy has few ships of quality and robust nature, but that hasn’t stopped them from flexing their muscles.

The ships have been practicing to show that force can be meted out just as swiftly as Russia has done. China is dead set on committed to saber rattling, and putting down any opposition to their policies.

America is probably China’s biggest frenemy. Diplomacy around what the ships have been doing there has been contentious, but it is rather obvious.

4. The Militarism May Set Off a Bit More Friction Amongst Powers

The PLA has a limited number of ships in its arsenal. Compared to the US, China has a fleet of second hand rowboats. For China to have the audacity to show that the nation can impose its powers on a US ally like Taiwan is a clear affront.

Justice should be served on behalf of America and its friends. The US should do everything in its power to protect its own citizens. And if it comes to war in the Pacific, in the twenty-first century, America ought to fight on its own terms while still keeping ties with nations like Taiwan.

3. Xi Wishes to Ensnare America in a War

President Xi may be following in President Putin’s footsteps. By showing aggression against its neighbors, a full-on siege may be underway to undermine and undercut the capabilities of relatively small countries like Taiwan.

For China to give off the sense that it could involve the US in some kind of fight is to find itself in a precarious situation. It would be dead wrong in this estimation. The mightiest military in human history could crush any of its foes. The problem lies with the political leaders, not top military officials.

If China wants war, they want to bring in the US because they want to tip the balance of power in their favor.

2. China Fears it Will Lose its Kinship with Russia if it Doesn’t Demonstrate Strength

The positioning of warships practicing off of the coast of Taiwan is a clear signal that China wants that action. But are they about that life? Chinese warriors are simply not equipped to contend with nations like the US. While they have a larger military, America has better intelligence and stronger forces amongst the ranks.

To consider the ugliness of yet another American war fighting not for Americans, but for other people, is simply atrocious. Selflessness and sacrifice are two vices that the US can do without. But if we fight a rationally self-interested war, China won’t have to be like Russia or its abysmal arsenal of tanks.

1. China Wants to Continue its Statist Policies

No nation on this planet is completely free. From a capitalist point of view, there is no country that exhibits full, laissez-faire capitalism. The US and other nations have some freedoms and liberties, but are mixed with regulations and controls.

China is a country that is a totalitarian dictatorship. It has a bit of liberty but for the most part, it sacrifices the individual to the state. To place warships in the waters surrounding a mixed nation, Taiwan, leaning towards freedom, the idea is to swirl the waters of discontent.

Ruling over a population exceeding a billion people is the ultimate power trip in the negative. China ought to correct itself before it gets caught up in a fight it just can’t win.

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Skyler Saunders

I am a forever young, ego-driven, radical hipster from Delaware. Investor. Objectivist for life. Instagram: @skylerized

Twitter: @SKYLERIZED

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