China will focus on preparing for WAR, Xi Jinping declares: President says nation’s ‘security is increasingly unstable and uncertain’
China will be preparing for war, with its security ‘increasingly instabil and uncertain’, President Xi Jinping declared.
According to CCTV, Xi today stated that Beijing will now significantly strengthen its military training and prepare for war.
After Xi last month urged for faster military development,’self reliance and strength’ in technology, and defense of China’s interests overseas, his warning is a wake-up call. This raises the possibility of conflict.
Xi’s declaration that China will concentrate on preparing for war will raise concerns that China may invade Taiwan, an island that Beijing claims to be its own.
China has threatened repeatedly to annexe Taiwan with force if necessary, despite having the second-largest military and economy in the world.
Experts agree that Xi’s remarks are ‘extremely worrying’. The West should ‘take him at face value’ and employ all possible means to stop the Chinese leader invading Taiwan.
MailOnline was informed by Dr Alan Mendoza (Executive Director) of the Henry Jackson Society, a human rights group in London.
Xi has been teasing the West about the possibility of using miliary force in Taiwan’s reunification with mainland China for years. The West has not responded to his demands. Liberal Democracies should now accept him as his word and work together to use all available means to stop Xi from invading Taiwan.
Dr Mendoza said that it was a priority for the West to eliminate all Chinese influence in critical industries like energy and water.
“Next, we must immediately begin the process of decoupling China form many of our most depended upon supply chains networks and create new ones with like-minded partner countries.
“If the international community wants to hit China with the same amount of sanctions as has crippled Russia,” we must be prepared for the economic turmoil that will result. The economic consequences of not being prepared will pale in comparison to the current crisis in cost-of-living caused by sanctions against Russia.
China’s Communist Party has added a line in its constitution last month on “resolutely opposing Taiwan’s independence” and “resolutely implementing policy of “one country, two system”, the formula that will govern the island in future.”
If China attacks Taiwan, it is almost certain that the United States will join the fray. The United States provides Taiwan with defensive arms and is legally obliged to treat threats to Taiwan as matters of grave concern. Japan and its other treaty allies are the most important and close in geographic proximity.
In response to China’s threat to attack Taiwan, the US announced it would send nuclear-capable bombers from the US to Australia in an attempt to ‘warn China’ against what would be the “worst war in modern times”.
This comes just as China conducted its largest-ever military exercise around Taiwan, following a visit by Nancy Pelosi, the US House Speaker. Beijing reacted furiously to the U.S. interference in China’s internal affairs.
Some saw this as Beijing sending ships and planes to the Taiwan Strait’s midline – the buffer zone between the sides – in preparation for a blockade.
China also created testing zones around Taiwan in some of the most traveled shipping lanes in the world and fired at least 4 missiles above Taiwan. Some of these missiles landed in Japan’s exclusive economic area.
Last month, US Chief Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday warned of China’s potential surprise attack on Washington and the rest of the world and threatened to invade Taiwan in just one year.
Admiral Gilday stated, “It’s more than what Jinping says. It’s how the Chinese behave, and what they do.”
“What we have seen over the last 20 years is that they have kept every promise they made sooner than they promised.
Admiral Gilday warned Taiwan that China might invade Taiwan in the future, either this year or 2023.
He stated that he couldn’t rule out the possibility. This is not an alarmist statement. We can’t wish it away.
Last month, Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State, supported such predictions by stating that China is speeding up its timeline for taking back Taiwan.
US officials are concerned that Xi might soon follow Vladimir Putin’s lead. Beijing has not condemned Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Xi and Putin issued a joint statement lauding a new era in boundless cooperation, friendship and solidarity just before Putin sent his troops into Ukraine on Feb 24, 2014.
China’s foreign minister repeated Russian talking points regarding NATO expansionism and the West’s “Cold War mindset” in the beginning of the war. It also castigated journalists for using words like ‘war’ and ‘invasion”.
However, China’s tone has changed as Moscow’s troops have been defeated on the battlefield. In September, Putin publicly acknowledged that Xi had ‘questions’ and ‘concerns’ at a summit in Uzbekistan.
In China’s most direct rebuke to the Kremlin, Xi warned Putin last week not to use nuclear weapons against Ukraine.
Xi also urged Olaf Scholz from Germany, who was in Beijing, to press for peace talks. He said that the international community should create conditions for negotiations to resume (and) resist the threat or use of nuclear weapons.
Scholz was the first Western leader to visit Beijing after Xi was elected his third term leader. He urged Xi not to pressure Putin to stop attacks that have killed civilians or destroyed cities.
Scholz stated that President Xi and he agreed that nuclear threats were irresponsible, incendiary after the meeting. Russia’s use of nuclear weapons would cross a line drawn by the entire community of states.
Xi has intensified military drills in recent months along Taiwan’s coast in the Taiwan Strait.
Xi described a ‘great revitalizion’ in China last month and placed it at the center of global affairs as an irreversible historic process’
This is because the US and China are engaged in an arms race for the best weapons.
The Chinese military launched a rocket using a fractional orbital bombardment system in July and August 2021 to propel a nuclear-capab.