Facing China's Threat, Taiwan Can Be Backed by US as Main Non-NATO Ally

Facing China's Threat, Taiwan Can Be Backed by US as Main Non-NATO Ally
Facing China's Threat, Taiwan Can Be Backed by US as Main Non-NATO Ally

International Military - Taiwan will be considered by the United States as a major non-NATO ally. This is done as an effort by the United States to help Taiwan fight threats from China. In order to provide assistance to Taiwan, two United States Senate proposed the bill as a superior proposal against China.

Because China's threat to Taiwan is getting real. There is even a fear that China could invade Taiwan. Moreover, China is planning its own special military operations in Taiwan, an island that the Chinese Communist Party says is Chinese territory.

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The Chinese Communist Party government says President Xi Jinping has laid the legal basis for the expansion of Beijing's military role overseas. This means that the Chinese government could technically initiate an invasion of foreign territory while claiming that the operation was not actually war.

This is because the Chinese People's Liberation Army has the legal authority to safeguard China's sovereignty, security and national development interests. "Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, recently signed an order to disseminate a series of test-fired military operations other than war, which will take effect on Wednesday," the report said. Times.

This could give Chinese troops a legal basis for carrying out relief missions such as disaster relief. Experts say China can also use it as a legal basis for humanitarian assistance, escort and peacekeeping, and safeguard China's national sovereignty, security and development interests.

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That strategy is similar to what Russian President Vladimir Putin did to justify a military operation into Ukraine. First of all signed a decree recognizing the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics in Ukraine.

The Russian president also first described what he called a "special military operation" in Ukraine immediately following the decree as a peacekeeping mission.

To counter the threat from China. Two US senators are said to have introduced a bill that Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs described as a flagship proposal. The proposal is aimed at countering China against Taiwan and improving relations between the two countries.

Quoted from Foucs Taiwan, the bill is called the 'Taiwan Policy Act of 2022'. The bill was co-sponsored by Senator Robert Menendez, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee named Lindsey Graha.

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A spokesman for Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the draft of the bill includes provisions seeking to strengthen cooperation between Taiwan and the United States on security and trade issues. Of course, the increasing relationship between Taiwan and the United States will counter the threat from China.

According to a Reuters report, the bill calls for severe sanctions against Chuna officials for a significant escalation in hostile actions in or against Taiwan. This bill could even speed up arms sales from the United States to Taiwan. Well, the existence of the bill also designates Taiwan as a major non-NATO ally.

So that it can make training between the Taiwanese armed forces and their partners from the United States. "There should be no doubt or ambiguity about the depth and strength of our determination to stand with the Taiwanese people and their democracy," said Robert Menendez.

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China is considered to have coerced and isolated Taiwan in their campaign. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tawian thanked the United States Senate for introducing the bill. Taiwan itself said it would monitor developments closely.

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