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China’s state-run media made numerous demands of Joe Biden on Wednesday in anticipation of his potentially becoming president, demanding changes to U.S. policy on the South China Sea, the Indo-Pacific region, and Taiwan.
China’s state-run Global Times told Biden to drop the whole concept of “Indo-Pacific” strategy and return to the Obama-Biden administration’s notion of an “Asia-Pacific” dominated by Beijing where the United States keeps a respectful distance:
originally posted by: Never Despise
China will swarm Taiwan with thousands of little boats; they will be using fishing boats, leisure craft, speedboats, anything that floats. Not military hardware. The US trying to stop such a phenomenon will be like an elephant trying to stamp out a million fire-ants. Sure the US has nifty missiles that can sink huge vessels from far away, but how are they going to shoot down ten thousand ratty fishing craft?
The Chinese boats will land haphazard all up and down the coast of Taiwan and 2 million Chinese soldiers will pop out and swarm all over the island. The US will again be at a total loss: geared up for fighting big naval cruisers and destroyers, it won't have any way of halting the human pinata that will rupture simultaneously on every Taiwanese beach. The soldiers will secure Taipei and a few other cities and the whole thing will be over in 48 hours while the US carrier group and assorted big guns bob up and down helplessly off the coast like some pitiful waterlogged leviathan.
Sad but true.
...if war should happen, it's unrealistic — indeed, Goldstein says it’s dangerously self-deluding – to think that the combined forces of Taiwan and the U.S. would prevail.
"I don't agree that all we'd have to do is sink 300 ships,” he said. “Chinese war planners would expect to lose a thousand ships. They would put 10,000 boats, ferries, barges and fishing craft into the water, with thousands of decoys, far more than there would be LRASMs or submarines to sink them.”
originally posted by: FauxMulder
a reply to: Never Despise
I think it depends on how successful China would be at weakening our forces in the area prior to OR simultaneously with any attack on Taiwan. I think either way they would initially take Taiwan over. Though, they would take huge losses in doing so. It wont be a cake walk for them.
It might play out similar to the Korean war, where we were initially pushed out and had to fight back from scratch. Really, it may be impossible to tell exactly how it would go and how much death and destruction to our own forces the American people would tolerate. They have Billions of people so I'm sure the communist party doesn't give a rats arse about them.
originally posted by: Silcone Synapse
If Biden rolls on Taiwan or allows China free reign to steal more islands in the south china sea does anyone think they will stop there?
Much of south east Asia will be in great danger.