Dear Sir or Madame,This email was sent out likely as a reaction to the Drudge Report's top headline yesterday. That headline was to a story that quoted a "hawkish" Chinese general as saying the communist dictatorship was willing and able to launch nuclear weapons upon the United States if there was intervention on behalf of Taiwan. Here's Assemblyman Chuck DeVore's reaction. (Keep in mind he is an Army Intel officer and the author of a book titled "China Attacks" that presents a gameplay for this occurrence. I love - really, love - how in good ol' capitalist fashion he pitches his novel at the end of the email.)News: China ready to use nuclear weapons against US over Taiwan
As the two stories below suggest, China has once again threatened America with a nuclear attack, should we come to the aid of the democratic nation of Taiwan if it is attacked by China.
Chinese general warns U.S. over Taiwan - newspaper
BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese general has warned that China was ready to use nuclear weapons against the United States if Washington attacked his country over Taiwan, the Financial Times newspaper reported on Friday.CHINA 'READY TO USE N-WEAPONS AGAINST USA'...
China ready to use nuclear weapons against US over Taiwan: media
BEIJING (AFP) - China could use nuclear weapons to retaliate against the United States if it attacked in any conflict over Taiwan, reports said citing a Chinese general.China ready to use nuclear weapons against US over Taiwan: media
As some of you may recall, I wrote a book back in 1999 about China attacking Taiwan. Entitled, CHINA ATTACKS, the book was translated into Chinese in 2001 for sales in Taiwan where it has sold quite well.
With the recent news, I thought some of you might be interested in an update on China.
The People’s Republic of China is the 21st Century’s Nazi Germany: a revanchist nationalist ideology, state-guided capitalism, a massive military build-up, and a repressive one-party state. Most in the West are blind to this, of course, with business being the sole concern. Very few Americans know the history of Chinese repression in Tibet, or care about the mass imprisonments of Christians and Falun Gong practitioners, or are aware of the increasingly violent crackdowns on protesting workers and farmers. And even those who are conversant in China’s internal repression shrug off China’s war rhetoric as just that: rhetoric.
First, a brief tutorial would be in order on China to dispel some myths. The CIA sets China’s economic output at $7.3 trillion with a 9.1 percent growth rate. This is double the purchasing power parity of Japan and now more than half of the U.S. economy. China makes the most steel, consumes the second highest amount of oil (the U.S. is first), and burns the largest quantity of coal in the world. They spend about $67.5 billion per year on their rapidly modernizing military, the second highest amount in the world. China has active territorial disputes with India, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan, and possibly Brunei, while lingering issues remain with Russia and Burma.
And then there’s Taiwan, the democratic island nation of 23 million people that China claims as a renegade province, unworthy of independence. Earlier this year, the rubberstamp Chinese legislature passed an anti-succession bill aimed at justifying a war should the Taiwanese declare themselves independent through a national referendum. This parallels Nazi Germany’s actions in 1938 when they invaded Austria the day before a scheduled Austrian referendum to affirm independence from Germany. This became known as the Anschluss or annexation.
Chinese policy on Taiwan is that there would need to be no annexation as Taiwan is already a part of China. Further, it is simply a matter of time and opportunity before Taiwan is brought back under the full control of Beijing, as was Hong Kong, Macao, and Tibet before it.
U.S. policy is more subtle. Under a U.S. law known as the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) passed in 1979, the U.S. considers “any effort to determine the future of Taiwan by other than peaceful means, including by boycotts or embargoes, a threat to the peace and security of the Western Pacific area and of grave concern to the United States.” The TRA does not require the U.S. to protect Taiwan in the event of an attack, however, a deliberate omission designed to discourage the Taiwanese from declaring their independence. In other words, American policy is to encourage the continuation of the peaceful status quo on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.
All the best,
Chuck DeVore, State Assemblyman, 70th Districthttp://www.chuckdevore.com/
The Chinese language edition version of “China Attacks” (volumes 1 and 2).http://www.book4u.com.tw/goods_template.asp?goods_ser=sb0084448Yours in liberty,SILENCE DOGOOD OC