China has taken efforts to threaten the United States regarding an approved $2.2 billion in arms sales to the country of Taiwan. The threat is clear as China has stated that “The U.S. and Taiwan must not step out of line; otherwise, a price must be paid.” China is out to make the United States look like the bad guy in this deal that has been made with Taiwan. The little nation of Taiwan has the right to defend itself. The arms deal between the United States and Taiwan should not concern China unless China is trying to take over the little country.
The Chinese government has been angry with President Trump and his staff for some time as Trump has called the Chinese bluff regarding trade issues and tariffs. China does not like the fact that they can no longer bully America, so they are looking for any way possible to make the United States look like a bad nation. This fact is proven in the very article that China has published with regard to the deal.
In the article, China does not believe that Taiwan will benefit militarily by the deal. So if there is no benefit, then why the big threat against America. The threat centers around the point that China does not want a strong Taiwan. They want a week nation that they can easily annex should they choose to do so. The United States has declared that the sale would help the nation of Taiwan “maintain a credible defensive capability.” This is something that China does not want.
Gripping China has stated in response that “It’s a gross interference in China’s internal affairs and harms China’s sovereignty and security interests. We deplore and firmly oppose that.” China claims to want a stable region but with Taiwan getting the forces it will destabilize the region. China cannot be trusted with their words as they have for years lied to the American people as they have taken advantage of the country through trade. This is one reason why Trump did away with the agreement and placed tariffs on China, so they would play fair with trade.
Taiwan is an important part of the world as it provides access to that region for the United States. In the past, the United States has neglected relations with the tiny island in hopes of fueling better relations with China. But China does not want relations with the United States. When the United States defeated Japan in World War II one would think that liberating China would have caused them to trust American forces and at least would have led to a better relationship with them. But China is devious and seeks only their own way and gain for themselves.
President Trump is not blind to the actions of China. There is one thing for sure is that the president will not be intimidated by little China. It is a nation that has built itself on the destruction of its own people through communism. They have been a problem in several wars as they have secretly supplied communist nations with people and weaponry. President Trump has done right in his dealings with this nation so far.
The weapons sale is a staggering $2.2 billion deal that will come at a cost. The cost will be stronger ties with Taiwan. The Defense Department has also stated that this sale will “help improve the security of the recipient and assist in maintaining political stability, military balance, and economic progress in the region.” This kind of benefit is only good for every person in the region. It lets the communists in China know that the American people stand for freedom, and they will promote it wherever they can. America will help protect all allies and will aid those that seek help.
President Trump will not be intimidated by the Chinese people and will only act in ways that benefit the American people. China is starting to feel the pressure of the tariffs and will have no choice but to talk with the United States about a deal that is fair to every person.