Do you notice similarities in China’s claim on Taiwan and Putin’s claim on Ukraine? Putin recently stated that Ukraine ‘was created by Russia’ and ‘not meant to become independent’.
Ex US Vice President Mike Pence says he believes China may make a similar move – to Russia’s Ukraine move – on Taiwan soon.
He said he got feelers to that effect during his recent visit to the Korean Peninsula.
Remember China has always announced that they see Taiwan as a breakaway region not a sovereign state.
It all comes down to when the Chinese Communist Party under Mao Zedong vanquished Chiang Kai Chek and his Nationalists from the Chinese mainland.
Chiang then moved his government to the island of Taiwan. From there his government and its successors have called themselves the Republic of China (ROC). The Chinese Communist Party which calls China People’s Republic of China (PRC) has refused to accept any Taiwanese movement toward independence. The US is in support of ROC independence though. But China (PRC) sees that as an intolerable interference in Chinese internal affairs.
We dey watch…