"Beijing last night threatened Taiwan with destruction if President Chen Shui-bian doesn't accept China is "one nation."
In an official statement, the mainland government warned Taiwan leaders to make choices about the future carefully or the "Chinese people will crush
their schemes firmly and thoroughly at any cost."
"At present, the relations across the Taiwan Strait are severely tested," the statement said. "To put a resolute check on the 'Taiwan
independence' activities aimed at dismembering China ... is the most pressing task before the compatriots on both sides of the strait."
The statement was issued by the Taiwan Affairs Office under the Communist Party and the State Council. It came four days before Chen is inaugurated as
"Chen Shui-bian has left Taiwan society deeply torn with his vicious mischaracterization of the popular will of the Taiwan people, his unbridled
instigation of hostility and animosity towards the mainland, and his frenzied provocation to the status quo that both the mainland and Taiwan belong
to the one and same China," the harshly worded document said."
The Chinese government seems to be telling Taiwan that they will never let them separate from China, and will stop Taiwan's independance at whatever
I think part of the timing of China's rants is to try and stay under the radar. Just enough to get the word out, but not strong enough to be heard
over the war on terror. That is, until they finally take action. I believe they will someday, probably within a year.
If China waits a year it could be possible the U.S is not so busy with Iraq by then, and if China is trully going to attack Taiwan, they will do it
when the U.S has its hands full, and about now is a good time to do it, or right before, or about election time in the U.S is a good time too.
People they are not capable of invading taiwan at this current time. All they could do (whicih is alot) is bombard it with missles and taiwan has a
massive missle defence system. Im not dissmissing this most old memebers will atest im one of the first ppl on this board to predict a war with china.
Unless china just develope sometin spectacular then this threat is jus tlike the rest of the threats. But i do think we are getting closer to war then
we have ever been.
The timing is right. The Chinese are whacky. The sleeping dragon might just wake up soon. I, too, remember Tianamin Square as if it were yesterday. I
hope we're wrong about them taking Taiwan. We're in a heck of a mess as it is. If they lob rockets at Taiwan, all hell will break loose. Can I
find a rock somewhere to crawl under?
China is very unpredictable. I think somehwere down the road, they will most likely be at war with the US. Stuff like this is a prime example of
possible triggers...yuck....China is a scary country, after Tienement (sp) Square, I lost a lot of faith in the world and its all China's fault!! LOL
They woke me up to the reality of how barbaric the world still is.
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