Strait Democracy

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“With China’s massive military build-up, ongoing threats to attack, invasion drills around Taiwan, not to mention flying squadrons of warplanes across the Taiwan Strait and into the island nation’s air defense identification zone — 150 such incursions last week — tensions have escalated to a fever pitch. ‘We are very concerned,’ warned Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, ‘that China is going to launch a war against Taiwan at some point.’ Thank goodness, then, that at this scary moment, our Fourth Estate can herald Xi’s promise of peace! The only problem? The Chinese dictator gave no such assurance.” (10/12/21)