On Wednesday China’s foreign ministry asserted that Taiwan is “not Ukraine” and has always belonged to China.
On Thursday China refused to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
China is refusing to condemn Putin's actions and reiterates the need to address Putin’s “legitimate security concerns,” citing American arms sales to Kyiv. Spokeswoman Hua Chunying says Russia is independent and can set strategy based on its own interests. https://t.co/1YWoFJpFav
— Jassa Skott (@JassaSkott) February 24, 2022
And, also on Thursday, China flew 9 aircraft into Taiwan’s Air Defense Zone.
Things are heating up.
Elections have consequences.
Stolen elections have catastrophic consequences.
Hat Tip Ed
The Hill reported:
China’s foreign ministry on Wednesday said Taiwan is “not Ukraine” and has always been a part of China amid Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s calls to ramp up vigilance on military activities in response to the crisis in Ukraine.
Foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying dismissed the concerns of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who said there might be worldwide consequences, including for Taiwan, if Western nations failed to support Ukraine’s independence, according to Reuters.
“Taiwan is not Ukraine,” Hua said while speaking in Beijing. “Taiwan has always been an inalienable part of China. This is an indisputable legal and historical fact.”
Hua noted that the situation with Taiwan is the result of the country’s civil war in the mid-20th century but that China’s integrity should have never been compromised and has never been compromised.
— Amb MA Hui 马 辉 (@MahuiChina) February 24, 2022