Chinese miscalculation could result in pressure on Taiwan, the U.S. warns

Chinese miscalculation could result in pressure on Taiwan, the U.S. warns

Updated on August 18, 2022 17:58 PM by Andrew Koschiev

Taiwan's efforts to coerce, undermine, and coerce China risk miscalculation, says Daniel Kritenbrink, U.S. ambassador to East Asia. As a response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, China has conducted military drills and war games around the island. As Kristenbrink, the assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, points out, China intends to change the status quo through Pelosi's trip.

As a result of these actions, China is intensifying its pressure campaign against Taiwan, which will continue for the next few weeks and months, according to its official name. In this campaign, Taiwan will be intimidated and coerced and its resilience will be undermined. A Taiwanese independence declaration would be incompatible with the United States policy of supporting "one China" toward Taiwan, Kritenbrink argues.

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Beijing has increased its coercion, however, there has been no change to our policy. Beijing's actions and words are deeply destabilizing. They risk miscalculation and threaten Taiwan Strait stability. Even though the United States has communicated that message repeatedly to China, he said, a crisis will not be provoked by the United States.

The United States will likely continue to conduct routine naval transits through the Taiwan Strait as long as communication lines with Beijing remain open, says Kritenbrink. Keeping peace and stability, and standing up for Taiwan in line with our long-standing policy, was his line of thinking. We would act responsibly, steadily, and resolutely.

As long as the Chinese have been in control of Taiwan, they have used force to take it. The democratically elected government of Taiwan claims that the People's Republic of China has no right to determine Taiwan's future because Taiwan was never under its rule. Instead, 23 million people can choose their directions.

Under the law, Washington must provide Taiwan with the means to defend itself, even though it does not have diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Among the most important and sensitive issues between the Chinese and Taiwanese is Taiwan.

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