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Blinken in China: America Does ‘Not Support Taiwan Independence’

Blinken in China: America Does ‘Not Support Taiwan Independence’

Maybe stop relying on China: “…were there to be a crisis over Taiwan, the likelihood is that could produce an economic crisis that could affect quite literally the entire world.”

Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Chinese Dictator President Xi Jinping on Monday.

Afterwards, Blinken told the media America is sticking with its “One China” policy:

BLINKEN: “On Taiwan, I reiterated the long standing U.S. One China Policy. That policy has not changed. It’s guided by the Taiwan Relations Act, Three Joint Communiqués, the Six Assurances. We do not support Taiwan independence. We remain opposed to any unilateral changes to the status quo by either side.”

He added:

We continue to expect the peaceful resolution of cross strait differences. We remain committed to continuing our responsibilities under the Taiwan Relations Act including making sure Taiwan has the ability to defend itself.”

“At the same time, we and many others have deep concerns about some of the provocative actions that China has taken in recent years going back to 2016,” Blinken added. “And the reason that this is a concern for so many countries, not just the United States, is that were there to be a crisis over Taiwan, the likelihood is that could produce an economic crisis that could affect quite literally the entire world.”

“Fifty percent of commercial container traffic goes through the Taiwan Strait every day. Seventy percent of semiconductors are manufactured in Taiwan. If as a result of a crisis that was taken offline, it would have dramatic consequences for virtually every country around the world,” he added.

Geez, what a slap in the face to American politicians who have traveled to Taiwan. In 2022, Nancy Pelosi said in Taiwan: “America’s determination to preserve democracy here in Taiwan and around the world remains ironclad.”

Many others followed, including a bipartisan coalition 12 days after Pelosi’s visit.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and over 12 lawmakers in California in April:

The members of Congress rose to their feet to greet the Taiwanese leader at a long table lined with bouquets. The formal trappings of the meeting, and the senior rank of some of the elected officials, in themselves threatened to run afoul of China’s position that any interaction between U.S. and Taiwanese officials is a challenge to China’s claim of sovereignty over the island.

McCarthy said he wanted the Taiwan president to see that “this is a bipartisan meeting of members of Congress,” not any one political party.

“We will continue to find ways for the people of America and Taiwan to work together to promote economic freedom, democracy, peace and stability in Asia,” the House speaker said.


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So, Chairman 10% wants Red China to grab the Republic of China!

Red China is getting its money worth!

    JohnSmith100 in reply to ParkRidgeIL. | June 19, 2023 at 4:39 pm

    What if Taiwan had a doomsday device, that could take a big bite out of China, Mad on steroids.

      Subotai Bahadur in reply to JohnSmith100. | June 19, 2023 at 5:55 pm

      I long ago came to believe that the Republic of China [Taiwan] had both a nuclear deterrent AND means of delivery. Then-Chinese [ROC] scientists were deeply involved in the Manhattan Project. Post-WW-II they went home to Taiwan, and remained there after the Chinese civil war was over. American policy has always been for Taiwan not to develop nukes. And at least twice they have been caught in the act of doing so, chastised and made to stop, and promised not to do so again, Given that it is a matter of the utmost national security for the ROC, believing those promises may not be wise.

      On 22 September 1979 one of our VELA satellites, designed specifically to detect nuclear explosions, picked up the typical double flash of a nuclear explosion halfway between South Africa and Antarctica near the South African Prince Edward Islands. It is believed by most authorities in the field that it was a joint South African-Israeli nuclear weapons test. Then, and afterwards, there was also a joint Taiwan-South African nuclear program until South Africa fell [destroying, dismantling, and dispersing their nuke program before the collapse].

      Back in the late 1980’s-early 1990’s it was believed that the ROC had the ability to produce nuclear weapons, the question being if they had done so. The next question involves means of delivery. Taiwan has an active missile research and deployment program. Some technical terms to ponder. “Throw weight” is how big a payload/warhead a missile can carry. “CEP” is Circular Error Probable, which is the circle that 50% of the aimed warheads will land within.

      I leave it to the Gentle Reader to investigate and ponder some things. 1) How small do you have to get a nuke down to, to make it a usable weapon? 2) What are the CEP’s and ranges of Taiwan’s various missiles? 3) A conventional warhead on a ballistic missile will do very limited damage, especially if the missile has a large CEP. So why build and deploy them with conventional warheads? Conversely, even if there can be even a small nuke on the missile, the game changes.

      Personally, given the history involved and the US history for the last few decades of abandoning non-white allies [think about it for a while, isn’t that what we are expecting from Biden?] I believe that the Republic of China has developed a small nuclear retaliatory deterrent out of necessity.

      5-6 picked targets hit would functionally reduce China to chaos and anarchy. Mind you, this has happened before in Chinese history. We Chinese have been at this for a long time. And the Chinese strikes on Taiwan would sterilize the island. Would China risk it?

      Subotai Bahadur

Conservative Beaner | June 19, 2023 at 3:05 pm

Blinky went to China to kiss Xi’s ass. Then he will be the bag man to bring all that China cash back to the “Big Guy”.

Another Voice | June 19, 2023 at 3:13 pm

What a hell of price to pay for CYA’ing Joe and Hunter’s exploitations of back door financing of their life style.

Zero surprise, the Biden criminal gang/regime dosen’t support independence for the United States

    fscarn in reply to Romey. | June 19, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    That’s for certain! Biden and company are all for the USA joining the NWO as just one of many. Just one of many. Nothing special about Americanism.

    Antony Blinken. He’s a member of the Godfather of all anti-American organizations – the Council on Foreign Relations.

    The CFR membership is online. Glance through it and you’ll find lots of familiar names and then you’ll begin to understand why America is being betrayed from inside.

    key words cfr membership roster

    Look at video Overview of America to learn how special Americanism is,

    As far as the CFR is concerned,
    “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.” -Cicero

The official policy of the US is One China. Any time any US official, movie star, or some poor schlub on the street says anything different, the Chinese Communist Party goes into hyperactive flailing Kermit the Frog reaction. As long as the existing situation remains, Communists on the West, Democracy on the East, we’re good. As long as the Communists *know* the consequences of any kind of ‘reunification’ efforts will exceed the benefits by a large order of magnitude, we’re fine. US Navy vessels making casual cruises through territory China illegally claims, US recon aircraft flying through international airspace (illegally claimed by China again), arms sales to Taiwan, these are all good indicators of the situation remaining stable. *China* has been stepping up their harassment of the above, in addition to making ‘test runs’ of attacks on the Taiwan mainland.

Blinken made the right call. It should be properly followed by additional US Navy cruises around Taiwan waters just to establish that the words are diplomatic, but the guns and missiles are real.

    BobM in reply to georgfelis. | June 19, 2023 at 4:22 pm

    Some historians believe the Korean War started when it did because of a similar injudicious statement by a US official, which didn’t include Korea in a list of places in the Pacific we would protect..

    I get that our official policy is “One China” – but to emphasize that without reference to “peacefully reuniting” is like throwing chum into the Chinese Sea to the Red Chinese war party.

    The fact is the Taiwanese (especially now that the natives have taken over from the mainland refugees who ran things for so long) have no intention of rejoining a Chinese Dictatorship as it exists. Promises of special freedoms denied their mainland cousins ring hollow given the same promises were given to the returned British enclaves – and since then ignored by the ChiComs. The “more equal than others” folks in power on the mainland have no intention of real change – and see no downside to mass executions and genocide as State Policy. Given that, Taiwan will remain separate pending revolution or war.

      alaskabob in reply to BobM. | June 19, 2023 at 5:19 pm

      This was official Truman policy and not walked back. That gave North Korea the green light to invade and unite the country. We also saw this in Viet Nam as the US Congress (Spelled “Democrat”) pulled funding from the South and ushered in the North (Democrat Party Friends with benefits). The Chinese are not lost on this as they had their trigger fingers in the conflicts. Red China is too valuable to the Democrat Party to stand in the way…. and as with Sun Zhu…time is on the CCP’s side. Also, the attempt to bring back critical infrastructure (by Trump) has been set aside leaving the US at the mercy of the CCP for meds and such. The US is over a barrel for many things … so it pay$ for the Dems to genuflect. to the Chinese. The Dems want the US to be brought down several notches.

inspectorudy | June 19, 2023 at 3:45 pm

I believe there will be a blockade, air and sea, of Taiwan not a military invasion since China gets its chips from them also. That will produce some mice or men we will have to wait and see.

    Aarradin in reply to inspectorudy. | June 20, 2023 at 2:26 am

    Probably an attack also, but limited to air raids, naval bombardments, cruise missiles.

    China has the military capability to attack, and probably has the capability to defeat any US naval/air response.

    What China lacks is the transport capacity to actually invade. You’ll know China is serious about actually invading Taiwan when you start seeing news articles about them building the transport fleet and landing craft necessary to pull it off. So far, nothing on this front.

    When was the last time China even attempted a naval invasion? If I’m not mistaken, you have to go back to the late 1200’s when the Mongols, in control of China, tried to invade Japan – and got defeated by a storm.

When the election gets a little closer, they’ll be saying the same thing about Ukraine. But they haven’t drained the bank yet and Zelensky is still dancing and singing, “More! More! Give me some more!”

Stolen elections have consequences.

One China? Fine.

The Republic of China (Taiwan) would be happy to incorporate mainland China as a new province.

    Whitewall in reply to Gosport. | June 19, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    Give mainland China to Russia, minus the CCP.

      CommoChief in reply to Whitewall. | June 19, 2023 at 5:17 pm

      Too late in the game and out of phase to be workable. Overly simplified China historically follows this pattern.

      Dynasty in decline
      Foreign threats gather
      Internal strife increases
      Weakened dynasty falls
      Confusion and strife as factions fight for control
      New Dynasty born
      Dynasty in the ascent
      Dynasty hits apex

      Currently the CCP is the dynasty in ascent. The big issues within China are:
      1. the vast imbalance in males v female due to one child policy creation of an overpopulation of males. The excess males have no mathematical hope for marriage or procreation. Historically excess males with little prospects for a family were a recipe for internal strife and conflict …unless they could be sent off to a convenient war or be gotten rid of via ‘export’. See belt and road in Africa.
      2. Crazy ass internal economics within China as the govt pushes ordinary people investment in worthless projects like the ghost cities, though that does provide employment to excess males.

      Frankly they have a window of time which could be an opportunity for them to use these excess males in warfare as cannon fodder. Otherwise these excess males could end up becoming a dissatisfied and destabilizing internal force.

        Whitewall in reply to CommoChief. | June 19, 2023 at 5:56 pm

        Nicely presented. I’ve seen that series of steps before and seems true. In addition to too many young males, China has a seriously aging population. I have seen it said that China ‘got old before it got wealthy’. Mostly true. The free world knows that capitalism is freedom and free markets make free people. Question for anyone thinking of investing in China, does Xi Jinping want free people? He does not. He is a communist first.

          CommoChief in reply to Whitewall. | June 19, 2023 at 7:39 pm

          Aging population is another issue but less so than in the West due to differences in culture about allocation of scarce resources. You won’t see elderly Chinese in China sucking up outsize resources relative to their utility. The mandarin class is another story.

          China is still leery about ‘capitalism’ with some good historical reasons. Opium trade, power sharing among the western powers +Japan post Boxer rebellion the general historical lack of respect by the West for Chinese culture, mores and for a long time racist attitudes that bled over into the way the West negotiated with China.

          The Chinese are very xenophobic and view their culture and themselves as superior so the blows to the ego and worldview post Opium Wars and worse post Boxer rebellion with the soft partition of China by the powers was huge.

          We don’t have actual capitalism above the level of small business in the US. The regulators and Congress pick favored and disfavored industries and companies. They assign different levels of taxation and regulations based on those distinctions. IMO we are far closer to an oligarchy than real capitalism above the small business level.

        Kepha H in reply to CommoChief. | June 20, 2023 at 9:43 am

        The Chinese are xenophobic? My experience of rural Chinese (in Taiwan–descendants of settlers from eastern Guangdong and southern Fujian provinces) is that an unarmed foreigner who has their language is an object of friendly curiosity and hospitality.

          CommoChief in reply to Kepha H. | June 20, 2023 at 10:32 am

          Historically speaking the Chinese have viewed themselves as the middle kingdom and as the center of the world. They view their 4,000+ year old culture as preferable to all others. The interactions between the West and China were hampered by the cultural differences between oriental and occidental worldviews and the history and culture which shaped those worldviews.

          A polite foreigner who posses the language(s) of China and accepts the cultural demands of the Chinese would no doubt be welcomed as a curiosity and granted hospitality.

          The example of the tea trade layer transitioned to the opium trade is apt. The Chinese didn’t accept anything but silver in exchange for tea. They didn’t want foreign manufactured goods, other than cannon and sometimes small arms. The East India Company figured out the opium trade and acted as drug wholesalers to independent merchants who smuggled in opium to the triads/tong who acted as distributors within China.

          That led to the opium wars culminating in the forced granting of territory in Hong Hong and Shanghai to go along with Macau. This was the beginning of the ‘century of humiliation’ which includes the western powers + Japan carving out pieces of China to control/influence among themselves, then a militarized Japan carving out an empire. All culminating in the Chinese being forced to accept outside help to rid themselves of the Japanese.

          The Chinese have plenty of legitimate historical reasons to distrust the West in particular and foreigners in general. That along with their cultural arrogance (which isn’t exactly wrong IMO) fuels their xenophobia.

        Kepha H in reply to CommoChief. | June 20, 2023 at 9:48 am

        My own experience of the Chinese is that they are an open and hospitable people, if you aren’t dumping on them. I’ve also read old travelers’ accounts of traveling in Russia back in the 18th century, which also note the hospitality of the average Russian. My guess is that all this talk about how “xenophobic” Country X may or may not be is very often subtle covering for an evil, repressive, and destructive regime. Of course the Chinese were inhospitable to Tojo’s forces, just as the Russians were inhospitable to those of Napoleon and Hitler. The Germans are also much, much, much more than the pompous bluster of Wilhelm II and destructive fantasies of Hitler (too bad that Kaiser Friedrich reigned only a month or so before succumbing to cancer).

    Dimsdale in reply to Gosport. | June 20, 2023 at 7:05 am

    Or, “separate but Chinese.” They make sure to wire up the chip fab plants to self destruct.

Of course the Chinese employees of our government are on their side.
Actually thought Taiwan would have been taken by now since China Joe was in the White House

Grip yourselves. Blinken articulated the US policy exactly right.

Trump supports Biden’s “One China” policy.

Blinken’s name is unfortunately apt. The vile, stupid and morally feckless Dumb-o-crats continue to consistently kowtow to, show deference to, and, appease totalitarian regimes, worldwide, whether of the communist or Islamic variety.

It’s not just this one statement by Blinken — it’s the totality of the Dumbs’ emasculated and obsequious posture towards China and Iran — allowing the spy balloon to traverse the entire country, unmolested; showering the Iranian regime with billions of dollars (per narcissist-incompetent, Obama) and contemplating showering them with billions more; dotard-marionette, Biden’s idiotic statements positing that China is a “competitor” of the U.S.; etc., etc.

Moral courage and clarity matter. That’s what Ronald Reagan understood, in explicitly and unabashedly dispensing with pretense and fairly characterizing the Soviet Union as an “evil Empire.”

Backstabbing hustlers. WHO would ever trust the USA again, after what these idiots are doing??

Is Blinken our Chamberlain?

Wow, a quotation from Senator Ed Markey (Dim Bulb, MA)! Eddie couldn’t find Taiwan on a globe.

Does no one understand America’s ‘One China’ policy?

There is one China. It’s leaders live in Taiwan, forced out by communist insurrectionists.

The US supports the rightful leaders being restored to their place and the communists vanquished.

ChrisPeters | June 20, 2023 at 2:06 pm

Blinkin is a cancer, and the sooner he is removed from that office, the better.

Sadly, he is not the only China appeaser on the Left.