The situation in the Taiwan Strait is "complex and grim"

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1. TAIPEI, Sept 26 (Reuters) - The situation in the Taiwan Strait is "complex and grim", Chinese President Xi Jinping wrote in a congratulatory letter on Sunday to the newly elected leader of Taiwan's main opposition party, who has pledged to renew talks with Beijing....

Source: https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-...aiwan-situation-letter-opposition-2021-09-26/

2. If we look at the five thousand years of Chinese history, there were several occasions when China was divided into various states. Take for example, the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period (Chinese: 五代十国), from 907 to 979 was an era of political upheaval and division in 10th-century Imperial China. Five states quickly succeeded one another in the Central Plain, and more than a dozen concurrent states were established elsewhere, mainly in South China. It was the last prolonged period of multiple political divisions in Chinese imperial history.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Dynasties_and_Ten_Kingdoms_period

3. In that turbulent era, there were no historic records about any call or shout for reunification. On an average in history, it takes about a few centuries for a divided China to reunify. If we were to learn anything from Chinese history, Taiwan's reunification with the mainland is inevitable. It would be an absolutely waste of time for separatists like Tsai Ing-wen or Lee Teng-hui and their Western imperial collaborators to split Taiwan from the Chinese mainland. For the common Chinese, they just have to let nature take its course or set its timetable -- there is no hurry for national reunification.

The ratio of the size of Taiwan to the size of the Chinese mainland is just like that of a man's toe to the rest of his body. Without Taiwan, China could still make considerable progress to become a rival to America. Even without Chinese control of Taiwan, America's so-called "first island chain" strategy fails miserably like a broken chain of scattered beads.

For the CCP, however, it cannot wait because it wants to prove to be the one and only one party that can unify the whole of China. In particular, the Chinese leader has to prove that he is worth his salt to be elected president for life by achieving national reunification with Taiwan as his legacy.

4. Now let us examine the personality of his counterpart on the other side of the Taiwan Strait. It seems that Tsai Ing-wen was handpicked by her mentor Lee Teng-hui to achieve the goal and mission of Taiwanese independence.

Tsai Ing-wen is the first Taiwanese leader with aboriginal blood. True to her aboriginal genes and blood, she has no affection for China. Moreover because of her obstinacy, she charges like a cow towards the goal of Taiwanese independence regardless of all consequences. Like a ghost trapped inside an exorcist’s magic bottle, Tsai's Taiwan is trying every means to break out China's containment.

5. Let us take a look at some of Tsai’s many steps towards Taiwanese independence.

(a) Tsai refuses to accept the “One China” policy.

(b) On the morning of January 20, 2017 (U.S. Eastern Time), Tsai called to congratulate Donald Trump and Mike Pence for their official inauguration as US president and vice-president.

(c) In September 2020, Taiwanese officials announced changes to the passport design, making the word "Taiwan" larger and shrinking the words "Republic of China".

(d) In July, 2020, after 61 years under the name China Airlines (CI), the Taiwanese parliament approved a bill to change the name of the Taipei-based airline.

(e) On September 2021, a government agency tasked with addressing the trauma of Taiwan’s authoritarian past proposed removal of a 6.3-metre (21-foot) bronze statue of Chiang Kai-shek.

(f) Taiwan applied membership for Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) this year, shortly after China’s application.

(g) Tsai met with former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on the morning of October 7, 2021.

(h) On the morning of October 7, 2021, Tsai conferred the Order of Propitious Clouds with Special Grand Cordon upon French Senator Alain Richard, the chairman of the French Senate's Taiwan Friendship Group, in recognition of his groundbreaking work to strengthen bilateral relations.

(i) Nowadays, Tsai tries to create an impression that she is a modern Hua Mulan (the Chinese counterpart of Joan of Arc) by dressing in army uniform when she meets with generals and soldiers. However, it is doubtful whether she has the stamina to run even a hundred metres. When a war breaks out, it is questionable whether her body could be found lying beneath the rubble together with the remains of other soldiers or whether she is enjoying life with her family in a bungalow somewhere in the US.

6. Make no mistake. The CCP would never tolerate Taiwanese independence as it could rock the very foundation of its rule. In particular, Taiwanese independence could endanger the political position of the Chinese leader.

The Taiwanese separatists focus on China’s ability to mount a "full-scale" invasion of island. Actually that question is not important at all. The Chinese military would not be so stupid as to send an aircraft carrier or a fleet of warships across the Taiwan Strait to be sunk by 400 Harpoon anti-ship missiles.

Taiwanese independence is a journey towards catastrophe as it could turn the island into a battlefield. For instance, even as early as three years ago, China had the ability to “rain" nearly 2,000 ballistic missiles on Taiwan, turning the island into rubble like Iraq's Mosul without any attempt to occupy it. At the very least, China could teach that woman a lesson or humiliate her by shooting down one or two planes in an incident. As in the Chinese idiom 招致杀身之祸, Tsai would bring nothing good but disaster to the island if she continues to charge like a reckless cow towards Taiwanese independence. Neither would the supports and visits by her Western imperialist collaborators do Taiwan any good as they are just "kisses of death" in disguise.

Additional Reference:

https://english.president.gov.tw/NEWS/6171

https://english.president.gov.tw/NEWS/6172

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsai_Ing-wen

https://asia.nikkei.com/Life-Arts/O...ream-of-two-states-paved-way-for-Tsai-Ing-wen

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xi_Jinping

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https://theintercept.com/2018/04/22...d-mosul-into-rubble-but-wont-help-rebuild-it/

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https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/maid-of-orleans-joan-of-arc.html
 
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