Friday, January 14, 2022

Is China Toning Down Its War Talk Against Taiwan?

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers assemble during military training at the Pamir Mountains in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, on January 4, 2021. The PLA's bellicose rhetoric against self-ruled Taiwan led Beijing to downplay the military's fighting talk during a press conference on January 12, 2022. STR/AFP  

Newsweek: China Tries to Tone Down War Talk as Military Tells Taiwan to 'Surrender Now' 

A Chinese official downplayed more nationalistic war talk from the country's military on Wednesday after a viral video—seen to be directed at Taiwan—told "enemy" forces to put down their weapons and surrender to Beijing. 

Propaganda footage shared by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) 81st Group Army, based in north China, featured a large-scale training exercise dated January 4. A female narrator promised preferential treatment to any prisoners of war. 

"Surrender now! Hand in your weapons and you won't be killed. We treat prisoners well!" the commentary said. "Your defenses have collapsed; resistance is futile." 

The viral video—carried by local media including China's official press agency Xinhua on January 5—was recorded in Mandarin Chinese, but the phrases were also repeated in Hakka and Minnan, two Chinese dialects spoken by a combined 15 million people—or some 65 percent—of Taiwan's population.  

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WNU Editor: China is not toning down its war talk.


jimbrown said...

It's just talk. The moment they invade the PRC is headed toward break up and civil war.

This is what the CCP does not want.

Let them talk all they want and eat their cake too.

Anonymous said...

And why would the PRC break up, if it invades Taiwan?

That is an assertion without evidence.

I could see it if they were under military pressure and losing or lost a war. Maybe you should watch some of their annual celebrations and compare it to those in the US , where Columbus day and July 4th are problematic.

A significant Muslims would rebel, if they saw a chance. Over time that will fade in their ability to cause trouble. There is some evidence there to state this, Their population is being made smaller. That usually makes the risks of rebellion smaller.

I am for fighting China, if it invades Taiwan. However, simply stating PRC will fall apart if wishful, gratuitous or something.

Unknown said...

China is on hold from invading taiwan untill the outcome of russia and ukrain has been astablished on what nato does to help ukrain .if nato falls flat on helping ukrain .then china will not only take taiwan ,nato will be desolved .are freedom as we no it will be on the vurge of total annileation