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19 Nov 2020 5:35 a.m. PST
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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2020 1:58 a.m. PST

Looks like the pundits missed on the projected date, but that doesn't mean plans aren't still in the works:

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It will be interesting to see if the Chinese wait to find out if their $1.5 USD+ BILLION investment Deleted by Moderator will pay off, or if they'll have to invade after all.

I guess time will tell, but given their hyperbolic rhetoric, I suspect they won't wait too long to see how things pan out.

Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2020 6:45 a.m. PST

I think they're going to wait and see what kind of foreign policy the Biden administration is going to emplace before invading, if they ever do. I think it was clear to them that the Trump administration was going to adhere to all of the treaties and send forces to intervene. If the new administration is hesitant, makes some statement about only using naval/air power in certain contexts, etc., they might try it.

randy51 Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2020 7:34 a.m. PST

I wonder if there isn't a bit of a battle inside the ruling head honchos, between those who are more military minded, and those who believe that any kind of a use of force would hurt China economically? At any rate if there is we'd never know about it.

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2020 1:33 p.m. PST

A sea invasion across that distance in late fall/ winter seems madness. Check back in spring and see how the new administration has dealt with China up to that point.

raylev321 Nov 2020 7:53 a.m. PST

Just a reminder…the US does not have a treaty the requires it to come to Taiwan's defense if it's attacked. That was a deliberate decision to limit Taiwan from declaring its independence from China, precipitating a Chinese invasion that would force the US into a war.

Legion 421 Nov 2020 7:57 a.m. PST

Yes, I highly doubt the US would become involved. And I think the PRC/CCP knows that …

RudyNelson22 Nov 2020 3:05 p.m. PST

Since the number of flights from the USA to China has been cut drastically, America is already trying to isolate China. Even Chinese citizens on the East coast have to make several lay over steps to get a flight to China. Strange.

From an American point of view, I do not think so many Chinese citizens would want to go home, if they were about to go to war.

Our treatment of local Chinese at their restaurants and other small business ventures is appalling since the COVID-19.

Legion 423 Nov 2020 8:30 a.m. PST

Good points …

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