Will all our media ‘influencers’ be adding Taiwan’s flag to their social media accounts the way they added Ukraine? Or is China’s plan to annex Taiwan against their will somehow ‘different’?
When Putin swallowed Crimea, nobody in the press seemed to be too worried about what implications that would have for global stability. In short order, it was accepted as the ‘new normal’. Before that, Putin had done the same thing in the Soviet Breakaway state of Georgia in 2008.
We can get a sense of how trivial that redrawing of Europe’s map was in the eyes of the Western media in the way Obama and his media lackeys mocked Romney for calling Russia a threat.
Four short years later, Hillary is at the forefront of a ‘vast leftwing conspiracy’ in making Trump out to be some kind of a puppet of Moscow.
Small wonder, then, after four years of Putin’s name being an albatross the left would hang around the necks of political enemies that Putin’s latest invasion was treated so differently by the press than those that came before it.
In the grand scheme of things, has the press forgotten that Russia isn’t the biggest threat on the board? Or that Communist China has spoken plainly about plans to complete Mao’s conquest of the country and take Taiwan?
The drive to globalism has made America dependent on strategic resources that can only be acquired from foreign shores. One of those strategic resources is computer chips.
Even news from today about Taiwan-China conflicts over that resource are raising red flags.
Taiwan authorities raided ten Chinese semiconductor companies for illegal poaching of chip engineers and other tech talents as the chip war between Taipei and Beijing worsened. The raids were conducted in Taiwan’s capital Taipei and semiconductor hub, Hsinchu.
This is the second time in three months that such raids have been conducted by Taiwan authorities. Earlier, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited had raided eight Chinese companies for similar reasons in March, The Singapore Post reported.
The island’s Investigation Bureau said that they had raided 10 Chinese companies and over 70 were questioned in a joint crackdown across several cities including Taipei, Hsinchu, and Taoyuan. —Print
But China is doing more than poaching people and stealing IP. China has been making open military threats against Taiwan itself.
Taiwan on Monday reported the largest incursion since January by China’s air force in its air defense zone, with the island’s defense ministry saying Taiwanese fighters scrambled to warn away 30 aircraft in the latest uptick in tensions.
Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, has complained for the past two years or so of repeated missions by China’s air force near the democratically governed island, often in the southwestern part of its air defense identification zone, or ADIZ, close to the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands.
Taiwan calls China’s repeated nearby military activities “grey zone” warfare, designed to both wear out Taiwan’s forces by making them repeatedly scramble, and also to test Taiwan’s responses.
The latest Chinese mission included 22 fighters, as well as electronic warfare, early warning and antisubmarine aircraft, the Taiwan ministry said. —JPost
ClashDaily isn’t expecting the ‘reputable press’ to ask any hard questions about China.
If they actually really cared about Chinese threats to Democracy, they would have spoken up when China stripped Hong Kong of theirs. You know, the way ClashDaily did both in the takeover during the pandemic, and the media’s silence when pro-Democracy Hong Kongers protested en masse back in 2019.
But just like the seizure of Crimea that emboldened Putin in the first place we heard crickets from the press when Hong Kong lost its freedom, and that has only whet Xi’s appetite for expansionism.
- May 2020: China Moves On Hong Kong, Effectively Overturns ‘One Country, Two Systems’
- June 2020: Hey Leftists: Will You Make Your Voices Heard For The Oppressed Citizens Of Hong Kong?
- June 2020: CCP CRACKDOWN: 53 Pro-Democracy Activists Arrested In Hong Kong
- Apr 2021: How Is CCP Vandalizing A Newspaper In Hong Kong A Dire Warning To America?
Any such questions about China might accidentally lead to other hard questions… like their own inability to report on the conflicts of interest in the Biden Family’s foreign business dealings, including that infamous 10% for the Big Guy… which their own business partner said was a reference to Joe Biden himself.
If Democrats get busted for corruption, there’s no telling which of their friends and benefactors might be caught in the undertow of that sinking ship. They’re more likely to say nothing at all.
But if USA has any plan for protecting Taiwan, we should learn a lesson from what happened with Ukraine. Deterrence before the fact is a far simpler option than offering aid to a beleaguered ally once that die of military conquest has already been cast.
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