U.S. election part of China's calculations

Monday, October 26, 2020
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Chinese soldiers marchingA Pentagon advisor and military strategist has no doubt that China's communist regime intends to take the island of Taiwan by force.

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently paid a visit to a Chinese military base where he exhorted marines to devote their "minds and energy" to "preparing for war," to "maintain a state of high alert," and to remain "absolutely loyal, absolutely pure, and absolutely reliable."

In recent months, China has engaged in sabre-rattling, with a ramp-up of incursions into Taiwan's air space, moving Chinese naval vessels into the area, and massing troops and missiles opposite the Taiwan Straits. The U.S. has responded by dispatching the USS Ronald Reagan task force to the South China Sea.

"There's no doubt that our national security establishment believes that the Chinese activities are significant and that they are preparing for the alternative of an invasion of Taiwan," responds Bob Maginnis, a senior fellow for national security at the Family Research Council

Maginnis

He adds that there is a political calculation with any Chinese move on Taiwan, particularly "whether or not Beijing would launch an invasion while Mr. Trump is president."

"I think their calculation is under a Biden administration they would find that the U.S. may back away, may not support Taiwan," Maginnis tells OneNewsNow. "Therefore, it would not be easy, but it would be more of a quick invasion not followed by a U.S. incursion."

The military strategist says it remains to seen just how far President Trump would go in defending Taiwan, which the Chinese have vowed to bring under their totalitarian boot.

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