China threatened Biden and will not hesitate to start a war over Taiwan.
The Chinese know that they can push the Biden Administration around like bullies in the playground. Now they are threatening the Biden Administration – something they wouldn’t think of with President Trump in office.
Beijing will “not hesitate to start a war” if Taiwan declares independence, China’s defence minister warned his US counterpart Friday, the latest salvo between the superpowers over the island.
The warning from Wei Fenghe came as he held his first face-to-face meeting with US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue security summit in Singapore.
Beijing views democratic, self-ruled Taiwan as its territory and has vowed to one day seize the island, by force if necessary, and US-China tensions over the issue have soared in recent months.
Wei warned Austin that “if anyone dares to split Taiwan from China, the Chinese army will definitely not hesitate to start a war no matter the cost”, defence ministry spokesman Wu Qian quoted the minister as saying during the meeting.
China has been threatening action against Taiwan since Biden took over the White House.
One expert recently reported that China could do something any day now.
China simply is not afraid of the Biden Administration. They see how Russia has systematically taken over Ukraine and know that with Biden in the White House, now is the time to make a move on Taiwan. China has been after Taiwan since the country was founded after the China Civil war.