China Sends A Warning To Biden After Flying Bombers Too Close To Taiwan
On Trump's way out he warned that China is engaging in genocide. He refused to allow Biden to make nice with China as he knew that they were a threat to America. Former U.N. Ambassador, Far East Expert Gordon Chang, and the Former Director of National Intelligence all agreed with this sentiment warning of how China is the greatest threat to America. So it looks like Biden is at least remaining wary of China and is continuing to protect Taiwan. But because we are protecting Taiwan we may very well end up in a conflict. China sent several bombers into Taiwan's airspace in an act of intimidation against the country and in response, we decided to send in an aircraft carrier strike group. China was not amused and warned Biden not to start anything.
"The U.S. sent an aircraft carrier strike group into the disputed South China Sea the same day China dispatched a fleet of 13 warplanes — including nuclear-capable bombers — into the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ).
The dispatch of the USS Theodore Roosevelt strike group to the waterway on Saturday was seen as an implicit message to China just days after the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden amid a lowpoint in Sino-American ties.
It was unclear if the timing of the Chinese moves near Taiwan and the Roosevelt entering the South China Sea were related, but satellite imagery and tracking websites appeared to show that the carrier had transited the Bashi Channel between Taiwan and the Philippines the same day. The distance between the bombers and the carrier group would have put it within striking distance of Chinese YJ-12 anti-ship missiles, which some of the warplanes have reportedly been outfitted with.
The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said in a statement Sunday that the carrier strike group was “on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet to ensure freedom of the seas.”
The strike group was conducting “maritime security operations, which include flight operations with fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, maritime strike exercises, and coordinated tactical training between surface and air units,” the statement added."
"Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said that eight Chinese H-6K bombers, four J-16 fighter jets and a Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft had entered the ADIZ. China, which claims Taiwan as an inherent part of its territory, has conducted almost daily flights near the island in recent months, usually involving surveillance aircraft. But the large size of Saturday’s contingent — and presence of the bombers — was unusual."
Taiwan warned the planes that they had entered their airspace and had readied their air defense. The United States also told China to stop.
"We urge Beijing to cease its military, diplomatic, and economic pressure against Taiwan and instead engage in meaningful dialogue with Taiwan’s democratically elected representatives,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said."
The Chinese President warned Biden not to start another war whether it be hot or cold.
"Forming small groups or launching new cold wars on the world stage; excluding, threatening and intimidating others; resorting to decoupling, supply disruption or sanctions ... would only push the world towards division, if not confrontation," Xi said.
"Repeatedly, history and the reality reminded us that, if we walk down the path of confrontation — be it a cold war, a hot war, a trade war or a tech war — all countries are going to suffer in terms of their interests and their people’s well-being," he added."
That's odd coming from the Chinese president since he has been sending planes over to Taiwan clearly trying to intimidate them into joining back up with the mainland. The way things are going, unless China decided to hold off in their pursuit of Taiwan, we may end up in a conflict with them soon and unfortunately, it will likely not be a cold war.