China: Pelosi Trip to Taiwan a Provocation

If Pelosi postpones or cancels the visit, it will be seen as a U.S. climb-down in the face of Chinese indignation and protest, and an affront to our friends in Taiwan. … Either way, relations between our countries will likely suffer, and perhaps seriously, if the Chinese opt for a military response to a Pelosi visit.

When Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi added to the itinerary of a valedictory trip through Asia the island of Taiwan, she could not have been oblivious to the reaction she would produce in a stunned Beijing.

Thus, when the Financial Times revealed that the speaker would be visiting Taiwan, which China regards as a breakaway province, an enraged Beijing took the Pelosi visit to be a deliberate U.S. provocation.

Beijing’s reaction appears authentic and understandable.

“If the U.S. insists on going its own way, China will take firm and forceful measures to firmly safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” a Chinese spokesman told reporters in Beijing. “The U.S. must bear all the consequence of the visit.”

Privately, Beijing is said to be issuing more pointed and serious warnings, which involve military action.

Pelosi apparently did not coordinate or clear the visit to Taiwan with the White House or Defense Department. Wednesday, President Joe Biden told reporters: “The military thinks it’s not a good idea right now” for Pelosi to travel to Taiwan.

So where do we stand?

China is promising serious retaliation if the highest U.S. official since Speaker Newt Gingrich in 1997 flies to Taiwan.

The Biden administration is putting out word that it does not believe that a Pelosi visit to Taiwan is a wise move, when the Chinese Communist Party is on the eve of a conference to decide on a third five-year term for President Xi Jinping.

If Pelosi postpones or cancels the visit, it will be seen as a U.S. climb-down in the face of Chinese indignation and protest, and an affront to our friends in Taiwan.

Around the Asia-Pacific rim, the word will be, “The Americans, faced with China’s firmness, backed down.”

But if the visit goes forward, China is publicly committed to respond. Either way, relations between our countries will likely suffer, and perhaps seriously, if the Chinese opt for a military response to a Pelosi visit.

However this collision plays out, the U.S. is paying the price for having adopted, decades ago, a policy of building up China in the hope and expectation that Beijing would evolve into a benign and friendly rival and competitor of the United States.

Granted most-favored-nation trade status by the U.S., which also ushered it into the World Trade Organization, China has moved, since the turn of the century, from a country with an economy smaller than Italy’s into a manufacturing monolith that is the rival of the United States.

Though China’s navy is less powerful than the U.S. Navy, it is now larger in the number of ships it deploys.

Strategically, China has moved to claim 90% of the South China Sea, the Paracel and Spratly island chains, and most of the rocks and reefs in the territorial waters of Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines and Taiwan. Some of these rocks and reefs have been converted by China into fortified air and naval bases.

China not only claims Taiwan, and the Taiwan Strait as territorial waters; it claims the Senkaku Islands, occupied and claimed by Japan.

In 1972, U.S. President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, in Peking, seemed to concede China’s claim to Taiwan in the Shanghai Communique that came out of that historic summit:

The United States acknowledges that all Chinese on either side of the Taiwan Strait maintain there is but one China and that Taiwan is a part of China. The United States Government does not challenge that position. It reaffirms its interest in a peaceful settlement of the Taiwan question by the Chinese themselves.

With this prospect in mind, it affirms the ultimate objective of the withdrawal of all U.S. forces and military installations from Taiwan. In the meantime, it will progressively reduce its forces and military installations on Taiwan as the tension in the area diminishes.

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter broke relations with the Republic of China on Taiwan, recognized Communist China and abrogated the mutual security treaty with Taipei dating to 1954.

For the last three decades, the importation of Chinese-made goods by the United States and the transfer of U.S. manufacturing to China to take advantage of the low wages and productive labor force have led to many trillions of dollars in successive China trade surpluses with us and the rapid emergence of China as an Asian superpower.

Lately, Beijing’s military has made repeated incursions into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone and has had a growing number of encounters with the U.S. Navy and Air Force planes in the South China Sea.

Meanwhile, Biden has said the U.S. will fight to defend our ally, the Philippines, if a collision occurs in the South China Sea. We will fight to defend the Senkakus alongside our ally Japan. And, though his staff has sought to walk it back, Biden has said we will fight to defend Taiwan.

A U.S.-China collision somewhere in the Western Pacific appears inevitable. The only questions are when and where.


11 replies
  1. todd hupp
    todd hupp says:

    The panels and wind turbine parts are largely Chinese made. Accordingly the US green policy will benefit China.In addition,the Biden administration proposes dropping tariffs on China thus guaranteeing failure of US manufacturers.

    Manufacturing creates wealth.

  2. Marion
    Marion says:

    I assume Chinese officials go to Taiwan.

    After all, the two countries do billions in trade.

    So why can’t one measly American official go?

    China is also a major thief of American technology. China has a nerve criticizing America for one measly trip.

    How about if we toss thousands of Chinese spies out of America?

    • Sorel McRae
      Sorel McRae says:

      Because it’s their country, not ours.

      As for our country, I’m all in favor of throwing out all their spies, along with those of Israel, Saudi Arabia, and any other country that has them on our territory.

  3. charles frey
    charles frey says:

    Mao was Chiang Kai-shek’s revolutionary successor. Those rejecting communism joined Taiwan. Xi has no successorship to, or rights in, Taiwan; itself run by Chiang’s younger, adopted son for years.

    Planes readily crash on their own: or are brought down by lunatic ne-cons, availing themselves of the Alexandria, Virginia manufactured ” FLIGHT INTERRUPTION SYSTEM “.

    Probably behind MA 17, and MA 370, owned by Malaysia, itself run by Mahatdir Mohammad, who shouldn’t have held anti-semetic conferences or called Soros a ” dirty little Jewish speculator.” Nor have created the 57 nations’ ” Organization of Islamic States “.

    • charles frey
      charles frey says:

      Better still, it is not called The Flight Interruption System, but, more ominously, THE FLIGHT ” TERMINATION ” SYSTEM.

      Said computer is ca. the size of a 5 ft. kitchen counter, capable of overriding the onboard pilots’ controls. Useful when retaking control of hijacked aircraft, but also helpful in translating so called ” messages ” from one state to another. Such as the two doubtful crashes above, at the expense of Mahatdir Mohammad of Malaysia.

  4. Edward Harris
    Edward Harris says:

    When I was a student,long ago, I knew a Chinese student from Hong Kong. His elder brother had studied nuclear physics in the UK and then worked on nuclear weapons at Aldermaston and then, after 5 years, went to work on nuclear weapons in communist China.
    The book “From Major Jordan’s Diaries” has been dropped down the memory hole, I think.
    The book explains how the USA kept sending the USSR information about the development of nuclear weapons during WW2.
    Another student from Hong Kong told me that there was a rumour in China that Chairman Mao’s air conditioning broke down. His goons couldn’t repair it because it was the latest Western Technology. Each visiting engineer was escorted by 2 armed goons which did not please the engineers. A goon told an engineer that all of the metal was solid Gold.
    The bathroom had a gold bath, gold sink, gold crapper etc.
    It is amusing to picture Chairman Mao pooping into his solid gold crapper with his trousers around his ankles.
    The last I heard,Chairman Mao’s grand daughter was worth $538million.
    I do not mind the USA having a war with China as long as they do not involve the UK. Especially me.
    They will,of course involve the UK which is controlled by their stooges.
    Good bye Canada. Good bye Australia. Good bye New Zealand. Good bye Siberia. Thank you America

    • Simon
      Simon says:

      In the early 2000’s I had a Manchu girlfriend in Singapore. When meeting her family in Shenyang, I found out she was a direct descendant of one of the gang of four. I was treated to a very good dinner with all the family and ended up teaching my very respectable, prospective father-in-law (who spoke no English) rugby songs whilst staggering arm in arm along the pavement. My point is, I was accepted into the bosom of normal, middle-class society with respect and good friendship. I saw a snippet of their motivations and some of the passions that drive them. From there I took a closer interest in Chinese history and discovered some very surprising things that go completely counter to the current narrative.
      In conclusion, I fear the US far more than the Chinese.

  5. charles frey
    charles frey says:

    Each time I run across Russians, obviously from the deep end of the gene pool, that the Jewish-Bolshevists missed getting their murderous paws on, I get a fuzzy warm feeling.

    Of course I am speaking of Rolo’s interviewees.

    But I’m still at a loss regarding the multiple, recent MSM reports and videos showing Russian churches, a cathedral and government buildings set ablaze by Putin’s opposition; a la Notre Dame. ???

  6. SimpleMale
    SimpleMale says:

    As you all know, China didn’t do anything after Pelosi landed in Taiwan. I had speculated that China was just bluffing, a conclusion I came to not based on any personal intellectual abilities, but based on the research of two great European intellectuals – leading geneticist and neuro-scientist Dr. Michael Anthony Woodley of Menie, and leading Ashkenazi expert Professor Kevin MacDonald.

    I first considered China’s historical pattern – Taiwan broke away from China seventy-three years ago, and every year since then China claimed that they would take back the island, but never launched a military attempt to do so. This act in itself suggests a genetic weakness in the Chinese Han race. And as genetically weak as the Han were in 1949, they would be much weaker now due to seventy-three years of dysgenics and mutational load. The key genetic issue is that the Han are much less Group Selected, if still at all, compared to various points in their past history, thus the Chinese race is collectively not willing to die out of a subjective feeling of collective ethnic and religious honor. What would they be fighting for? To be able to continue to engage in their recreational activities?

    Since the Han race is now relatively Individually Selected and R-Selected (at least relative to earlier periods of their thousands of years of history), the contemporary Han lives just for the sake of recreational activities and individual resource acquisition to pay for the recreational activities. And even if there were some amount of Group Selected and K-Selected genes still left in the Chinese race, Emperor Jinping does not allow the environment to epigenetically activate those genes and/or neural circuits. For example, let’s say an individual had a very high genetic predisposition for fear, but the environment he lived in was exceptionally safe and calm, then his fear would never be expressed. Thus, this could be the area where Professor MacDonald’s Culture of Critique may possibly come into play. With respect to Europeans, let’s say that even after all the dysgenics and mutational load there is still a small amount of genes left in Europeans for ethnocentrism. Well, it could be that the Ashkenazi tight control of the environment prevents those ethnocentric genes from being activated. Well, with respect to China, Emperor Jinping tightly controls the environment and removes all aspects of racial sciences and knowledge about their chief hostile ethnic competitor – the Ashkenazim. No Chinese citizen is by law allowed to be made aware of the fact that it’s the Ashkenazim that is actually at war with China. In fact, if you ask typical Chinese what they think about Ashkenazi people, they will say that they are very good businessmen and that they, as individual Chinese people, want to also become individually wealthy by practicing these Ashkenazi business strategies.

    The research of MacDonald, Woodley of Menie, Lynn, Rushton, Jensen, Kirkegaard, Gottfredson, and so forth are banned from all Chinese schools and universities. Emperor Jinping tells each Chinese person to just focus on making money so they can have a good material life filled with expensive goods and services. They are not taught to have a larger, bigger, monumental, spiritual/religious purpose that is worth fighting and dying for. Thus, any remnant relatively Group Selected and K-Selected genes still left in the Chinese race would not be activated.

    I speculate that the reason Emperor Jinping does what he does is because he is a genetic sociopath only interested in personal wealth acquisition and thus, just like with Russia’s Putin, wants to keep his population focused on recreational activities to ensure they never embrace ethno-nationalism/Group Selection.

    The Chinese failed the Ashkenazi test by not taking action after they sent Pelosi to Taiwan. The Ashkenazim now have a better understanding of the current genetic status of the Han race, and they can now greatly accelerate the process of conquering China. Knowing that the Chinese no longer possess the genes to engage in war, they can now fully arm Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea. All three of these nations can be used in the war against China without any restraints. All three can immediately be made NATO and EU members. And all three can even be armed with several hundred nuclear missiles per each of these three nations. The Ashkenazim can also immediately start building their own artificial islands in the South China Sea and use them as highly fortified military bases. Subjectively speaking, the Ashkenazim will fulfill their evolutionary destiny to bring Hominid kind to a higher evolutionary status by replacing all the Gentiles in the evolutionary wars, just like the Homo Sapiens first replaced the Neanderthals. It is the will of G-d and Mother Nature for the Ashkenazim to rise to the stars and materially and Spiritually become one with the Cosmos and the After-Life.

    • Sorel McRae
      Sorel McRae says:

      Perhaps you mistake genetic load for long-term thinking/patience/ability to delay gratification. As Chou Enlai famously replied to Kissinger when asked his thoughts on the French Revolution, “It’s too soon to tell.” Oh, and you do realize that “Xi” is the current Chinese leader’s surname; “Jinping” is his given name. (Calling him “Emperor Jinping” is like calling Biden “Emperor Joe,” but maybe that was intentional.)

      Their government’s recent COVID chimp-out I can’t explain unless it was some kind of war prep or just to fuck with Shanghai denizens (resented around the country).

      • SimpleMale
        SimpleMale says:

        “Perhaps you mistake genetic load for long-term thinking/patience/ability to delay gratification.”

        My understanding is that gene frequencies in both China and the rest of the world are constantly shifting. In relatively contemporary times, the shifts are caused by both an accumulation of mutations due to a strong relaxation of purifying selection, as well as directional selection where being more Individually Selected and R-Selected is more reproductively advantageous in the contemporary post-Industrial Revolution environment (of course, it could just be that I have no idea what I am talking about).

        Oh, and I was not aware of what you stated regarding Jinping Xi’s name. Thanks for correcting me. Apparently in China, when in print or spoken, the surname is mentioned first, followed by the given. And all this time, I’ve been referring to him as Emperor Jinping.

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