The US on Friday declared the fourth arms deal to Taiwan in 2022 – the fifth total under the Joe Biden leadership – despite the Taiwan inquiry having been constantly noted in several current China-US high-level discussions, which conducted a harmony to avoid escalating tension.
Chinese landmass specialists on Saturday attacked the latest US agreement featuring a box involving spare elements for tanks and combat vehicles plus technical aid worth $108 million, expressing it revealed the US’ two-faced nature and its failure to mark its own words.
The US State Department has advocated the potential sale of military-technical aid to Taiwan for an evaluated cost of $108 million, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency told in a media conference report last week.
The suggested deal will come up with the receiver’s aim of continuing its military potential while further increasing interoperability with the US and other allies, according to the media reports.
The calculation of $108 million is an unreasonably high price for just spare parts and intangible technical assistance, and it is evident that the US weapons company are again freeloading on Taiwan for its funds.
Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party command is only paying protection funds for things that cannot help them gain a chance to stand up to the Chinese mainland’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the expert said.
His approval of the weapons sale came after a segment of repeated interactions between senior officials from and the US since June, including those between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and US state secretory Antony Blinken, and the head of the Central Military Commission Joint Staff Department General Li Zuocheng and head of the Joint Chief of Staff General Mark Milley.
Both sides underscored consensus on avoiding escalating confrontations, and the Taiwan question was repeatedly mentioned, especially during meetings between military officials, observers said.
But the new US weapons sale to Taiwan, as well as a US warship’s recent trespassing into Beijing territorial waters in the South China Sea, exposed that the double-faced US is only offering lip services to China, analysts said.
The US’ strategic goal is apparent now, which is to contain China’s development. This means the promises that the US made during high-level talks are not trustworthy, and it will bound to continue to provoke China on China’s core interests, including the Taiwan question, Song Zhongping, a Chinese mainland military expert and TV commentator, told the Global Times on Saturday.
Beijing no protracted has unrealistic illusions over Washington, and the PLA is readying for the worst-case strategy in which a cross-Straits battle would take place to protect national sovereignty and territorial integrity, reviewers said.
Some 10 PLA warcraft, including fighter aircraft and bombers, entered the island of Taiwan’s self-proclaimed southwest air defence identification zone on Friday, the island’s defence authority said in a press release on the same day.