On this same day, Putin’s forces initiated an invasion of the country of Ukraine, Chinese military jets were again invading Taiwan’s territory, making it certain that China does not fear America.
Taiwanese leaders reported that “one Y-8 reconnaissance aircraft and eight Chinese J-16 fighters flew over an area close to the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands,” Reuters said.
China also warned America to stay out of its business as it relates to Taiwan.
“We urge the United States to realize the high sensitivity of Taiwan, stop interfering with China’s internal affairs on the Taiwan issue,” Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Tan Kefei stated this Thursday.
Kefei was referring to the agreement that the United States must help Taiwan keep its freedom. It is a pledge that Biden repeated last year.
In a CNN program in October, the president said “we have a commitment” to aid Taiwan in protecting itself from Chinese aggression.
A White House official later reaffirmed the intention to stick to its agreements with Taiwan.
“The U.S. defense connection with Taiwan is supported by the Taiwan Relations Act. We will keep our commitment under this Act, we will keep supporting Taiwan’s self-defense, and will continue to be against any unilateral changes to the status quo,” the official said to CNN.
But under the “One China” policy, the communists say the island country of Taiwan is truly the property of China and that Taiwan is not sovereign.
With this belligerent policy in place, China has invaded Taiwan’s airspace with aircraft many times and last year had its biggest incursion yet.
Unfortunately for Taiwan, China sees what that Vladimir Putin sees: that Joe Biden is weak and not able or willing to do anything to stop efforts to take lands away from neighboring countries.
Biden has affirmed that the United States will keep its commitment to help Taiwanese sovereignty and military preparedness. But he has made many of those claims also in support of Ukraine, and, as Putin has seen, it seems that his rhetoric was empty.