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Taiwan is not just a crappy island. I'd argue it's the utopian version of China that's a glimmer of hope in the region. Had the communists not taken over in the 40s, China and the rest of the world would've been 10 times better than it is now. It's pretty much everything China could've been had it gone the right way. If we're gonna give away Taiwan to the authoritarian regime, we'd may as well give away all of Asia and half the bloody world to them while we're at it.
 

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Taiwan is a threat to the Chinese Communist Party as it is a constant reminder to mainland Chinese how China could be. Free and prosperous. Same with Hong Kong. That’s why the CCP are slowly eroding Hong Kong’s system. The long game. But Taiwan is the thorn in their side. And only remains free because of the the threat of retaliation from the US. If that wasn’t there, the Taiwanese would be under authoritarian rule.
 

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Taiwan was a one-party military dictatorship and since the late 80's has turned into a to a multi-party democracy which is a good thing and one of the major parties favours eventual Chinese unification. So the issue is a complex one. Very few Nations have official diplomatic relations with Taiwan, Australia and the US do not. Even though the US does support the One China policy it does sell arms to Taiwan. There is no guarantee that a leader like Trump who only thinks about America will come to the rescue of Taiwan if it was attacked by China. Best we keep our nose out of the area I reckon. Since the Whitlam days Australia has benefited economically from engaging with China. We do need to be concerned with the leadership of Xi Jinping who seems to be turning his back on the Chinese market economic era that helped lift the living standards for millions of Chinese and reinforcing more centralised rule. Trump ostracising China to divert away his own incompetence with handling the virus is very dangerous for the World.
 

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It's not just the threat of US military retaliation, there are other factors that give China reasons not to invade Taiwan. For one thing, taking the island would be difficult in practical and geographic terms. Taiwan has been preparing for an invasion from the mainland for more than 60 years. They have had plenty of time to develop plans, build fortifications and defences, etc. Their freeways are ready to stand in as replacement landing strips in the event that the PLA attempts to take out their airbases, they have have fast an efficient methods of deploying sea mines to hamper an invading landing force. The biggest problem for China though is probably the political one. Invading Taiwan would be extremely damaging to China's relationships with other countries and its interests in every other part of the world.
 

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Taiwan was a one-party military dictatorship and since the late 80's has turned into a to a multi-party democracy which is a good thing and one of the major parties favours eventual Chinese unification. So the issue is a complex one. Very few Nations have official diplomatic relations with Taiwan, Australia and the US do not. Even though the US does support the One China policy it does sell arms to Taiwan. There is no guarantee that a leader like Trump who only thinks about America will come to the rescue of Taiwan if it was attacked by China. Best we keep our nose out of the area I reckon. Since the Whitlam days Australia has benefited economically from engaging with China. We do need to be concerned with the leadership of Xi Jinping who seems to be turning his back on the Chinese market economic era that helped lift the living standards for millions of Chinese and reinforcing more centralised rule. Trump ostracising China to divert away his own incompetence with handling the virus is very dangerous for the World.
Trump would be forced by the US congress to defend Tiawan. As they would also force him to defend Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Japan and NATO block countries should they come under attack
 

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Trump would be forced by the US congress to defend Tiawan. As they would also force him to defend Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Japan and NATO block countries should they come under attack
We know that previous Presidents have violated the War Powers Resolution intended to check the US president's power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of the US Congress but not sure what happens when Congress declares war and the Commander and Chief says no. That would be interesting. Trump's anti China bluster could just be just for domestic consumption not that sure he is that committed to military operations in Asia. I remember when Trump revealed a hope that US troops would eventually leave South Korea.
 

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We know that previous Presidents have violated the War Powers Resolution intended to check the US president's power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of the US Congress but not sure what happens when Congress declares war and the Commander and Chief says no. That would be interesting. Trump's anti China bluster could just be just for domestic consumption not that sure he is that committed to military operations in Asia. I remember when Trump revealed a hope that US troops would eventually leave South Korea.
I'm not so sure. If the Chinese are stupid enough to try to invade Taiwan, I think Trump would pull absolutely pull the trigger as it would divert all attention from his handling of the virus, to fighting a real war against the country where the virus most likely originated and spread from. In his mind it would play into his re-election agenda, however such a conflict could easily escalate into something very dangerous for the world, much more dangerous than the virus
 

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Lets hope both China and the US are not that stupid otherwise it will be Armageddon with nukes flying everywhere.
 

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Taiwan was a one-party military dictatorship and since the late 80's has turned into a to a multi-party democracy which is a good thing and one of the major parties favours eventual Chinese unification. So the issue is a complex one. Very few Nations have official diplomatic relations with Taiwan, Australia and the US do not. Even though the US does support the One China policy it does sell arms to Taiwan. There is no guarantee that a leader like Trump who only thinks about America will come to the rescue of Taiwan if it was attacked by China. Best we keep our nose out of the area I reckon. Since the Whitlam days Australia has benefited economically from engaging with China. We do need to be concerned with the leadership of Xi Jinping who seems to be turning his back on the Chinese market economic era that helped lift the living standards for millions of Chinese and reinforcing more centralised rule. Trump ostracising China to divert away his own incompetence with handling the virus is very dangerous for the World.
Today it was announced the the USA was selling $180 million in torpedoes to Taiwan. Taiwan is more than capable of waging an asymmetric defence against China. They would not withstand a concerted effort by China but can certainly wage a significant loss to the Chinese in the process causing much loss of face in Peking. We would see if the dictator Xi would wish to withstand that.
 

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So old Biden struggling a bit with being Democrat PC. First poor kids can be as bright as white kids and now you ain’t black if you don’t vote for Joe. Just 😮

Well shall enjoy another 4 years of Trump. He could turn up with his balls hanging out and still win.
 

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So old Biden struggling a bit with being Democrat PC. First poor kids can be as bright as white kids and now you ain’t black if you don’t vote for Joe. Just 😮

Well shall enjoy another 4 years of Trump. He could turn up with his balls hanging out and still win.
Trump does not seem to have too much opposition but lets just say he has his own issues. Two very poor candidates. America deserves so much better than these two.

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The hydroxycholoquine also known as Plaquinel that he is taking can't be helping, it can be lethal at the daily dose he is taking. It can reach toxicity fast in many people. Even at very low doses it can be super problematic, all I can stay is stay away. That drug has the potential to cause so many serious side effects and many are common place. Rashes, severe skin problems, changes in thoughts, anxiety, heart issues, death.
 

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The hydroxycholoquine also known as Plaquinel that he is taking can't be helping, it can be lethal at the daily dose he is taking. It can reach toxicity fast in many people. Even at very low doses it can be super problematic, all I can stay is stay away. That drug has the potential to cause so many serious side effects and many are common place. Rashes, severe skin problems, changes in thoughts, anxiety, heart issues, death.
Nope. You listening to MSM far too much. Many studies out of mainland EU confirming benefits of HCQ along with Zinc, obviously when used under prescription and expert medical advice. What? Do you think Trump is just taking it without guidance at all?

Look underneath the disinformation. It's a 40yo drug with good documentation of all its side effects (next to nil if used as prescribed), out of patent (that's the big point here), and used in context of Covid for patients at very early stages. Now compare to Remdisivir, used on patients in ICU, intravenously and costing something like 1400.00 a pop.

Now, in saying all that? I get the Trump backlash with his promotion of it. I don't understand the 'game' he is playing with it. Perhaps he knows something we don't. He on one hand invites the CEO of Gilead to promote Remdisiver and is bull on the vaccine front but, has been a "champion" of HCQ from the get go. So I guess you can't claim the Orange man has a blatant bias on any of it.
 

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^^ Trumpy says he is finished taking his regimen of hydroxycholoquine now they just need to get him on some good dementia medication.
 
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