Last Updated on April 10, 2023
Communist China encircled Taiwan as part of the nation’s latest round of military drills and simulations and now says that the People’s Liberation Army, the military arm of the Chinese Communist Party, is “ready to fight” in an offensive war against the small island that sits just off the coast of mainland China.
Communist China is wrapping up three days of military drills and simulations that took place off the coast of the Chinese mainland and all around the nation of Taiwan, as the PLA practiced “sealing off” the island, just as they’d do in a real-life invasion. In the aftermath of the drills, which included a massive naval fleet and a barrage of Chinese fighter jets swarming over the Taiwanese skies, the CCP and its military say that they are “ready to fight.”
The drills came in the aftermath of a trip to the United States by Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, which included a visit with GOP Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. The CCP regime claimed that the trip crossed a red line, prompting the invasion drills.
Prior to President Tsai Ing-wen’s visit to the United States, China had threatened repercussions, up to and including the invasion drills. In addition to simulating the invasion of Taiwan and targeted strikes on the nation’s critical infrastructure, the CCP has sanctioned the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
Taiwan is roughly 100 miles off the coast of mainland China, and the two nations are linked not just by territorial coincidence, but by history, culture, and genetics. Modern-day Taiwan, officially named the Republic of China, was born in 1949 when mainland China’s government was overrun by communist forces and fled to the island, effectively creating two Chinas, hence the “One China Policy” observed by the CCP regime. Under that policy, it is the official position of the CCP government and its supporters that Taiwan is the property of mainland China’s communist government and the policy is now being used as the pretext for a CCP invasion of the island.
“The one-China principle has a clear and unambiguous meaning,” Communist China’s mission to the European Union explains on its webpage. “There is but one China in the world, Taiwan is an inalienable part of China, and the Government of the People’s Republic of China is the sole legal government representing the whole of China.”