The history of Taiwan makes it clear: One China despite USA

Joe Biden, instigator of the Afghanistan fiasco, Ukraine war and the Gaza Genocide has said he will go to war with China to help Taiwan break away from sovereign China. Biden has militarily occupied the Philippines for war with China. That has led to a massive realignment of Global South nations to the side of China.

The people of Taiwan province are divided on the issue of changing the status quo, a situation influenced by many years of American involvement. There have been attempts by America over the years to influence Taiwan’s secession. America has now armed Taiwan to the teeth.

China May 2024 military drills

The People’s Liberation Army began a two-day joint military drill surrounding the island of Taiwan on Thursday. Photo handout: The Eastern Theater Command of the PLA

The Picture and its story: Chen Binhua, director of the China Information Bureau of the Taiwan Affairs Office spoke of the PRC’s exercise near Taiwan province.  This was explained in an Eastern Theater of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army announcement last Thursday saying that from 23 May to 24 May inclusively, it will organize the Army, Navy, Air Force, Rocket Force and other forces in the theater to carry out the Joint Sword-2024A.| And it did, ending by Saturday morning.

What Chen Binhua said was instructive on China’s intent.

“If the Taiwan independence and separatist forces insist on going their own way and taking risks, the mainland will take decisive action to resolutely crush their plot and safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” said Mr. Chen.

That is where China stands on the issue of Taiwan secession according to PR spokesperson Chen Binhua.

Despite preparations for conflict, it is often overlooked that Taiwan has been a part of China throughout history, enduring past attempts by foreign powers such as America, Japan, Britain, the Netherlands, and others to take control of the island. Eisenhower once threatened a nuclear attack on China to protect America’s grip in Taiwan. Today, after a decade or more of rebuilding its armed forces, China has told America to back off.

Two-days of China naval exercises in its waters around Taiwan, simulating attacks with bombers and ship-boarding drills, concluded today. Taiwan has denounced China’s exercises as a “blatant provocation.” China initiated its “Joint Sword – 2024A” maneuvers just three days following the inauguration of Taiwan’s President Lai Ching-te, whom Beijing labels as a “separatist” which claim bore out in secessionist speeches of Lai.

Joseph Biden has tripped and miss-stepped across the globe driving conflicts around the world to maximum levels, but China is the greatest risk he has taken, recklessly threatening a global war over U.S. imperialistic claims on Taiwan in the hope that Biden’s racist base across America will be invigorated to campaign for his re-election on a hate-Asians theme.

Today, as part of his election campaign, Biden has imposed significant tariffs to prevent Americans buying inexpensive, affordable, advanced technology green industry products like new-generation EV cars, rechargeable batteries, medical devices, computers, smartphones, other electric vehicles, and other high-end consumer products from China’s ‘green industry.’

Hoping to bolster the racist elements of the U.S. Republican Party, Biden is desperately ande deliberately appealing to the inherently racist among Congress’s war gamers against China. It should be pointed out that the Biden target is losers in Congress’s war games with China.

These tariffs are set against the backdrop of China’s vast market of 1.4 billion consumers which gives China a massive economy of scale. This economy of scale is not a subsidy, and it should be noted that America has spent its money on weapons and not on industrial development in the past 40 years which accounts for USA industrial decline.

China has taken the opposite direction to the USA with massive industrial development, human development, and a strong adherence to global values where climate change mitigation and green industries are concerned. The consuming population is wealthy, resilient and hungry for new technology in electric cars and other products, driving enormous industrial expansion.

China Net increase in personal savings

Nominal disposable income per capita has continued to rise in China says the 2023 McKinsey China Consumer Report. See the full brief here.

The picture and its story: China announced in 2015 a new campaign of value-added manufacturing for the people of China to benefit from clean energy and efficient changes in their way of life. That orchard of innovation is now bearing fruit.

Nevertheless, the recent past preference of Chinese consumers to save rather than spend has led to a significant increase in savings deposits, with an upsurge of RMB 14 trillion in the first nine months of 2022. Despite economic hurdles due to stringent COVID-19 control measures in previous years and waning consumer confidence, China’s economy has shown resilience. The National Bureau of Statistics reports that the “nominal per capita disposable income rose by 5.3 percent in the first three quarters of 2022”. The urban unemployment rate “remained stable at 5.5 percent in September,” aligning with pre-pandemic figures, while “consumer price inflation experienced an average uptick of 2.0 percent in the first nine months of the year,” as per the McKinsey China Consumer Report for 2023.

America isolates its carmakers

“By shunning Chinese EVs, the competitor it fears the most, U.S. automobile industry creates for itself a “safety bubble” in which it lives with a make-believe sense of security. It becomes more and more like seabirds on an isolated land: uncompetitive, wieldy, hence earthbound.” Editor: Huaxia/Xinhua 2024-05-24 14:51:15 Original art by Xinhua is cropped to format. New art, cropping and condensing from the Xinhua report: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective-Magazine

The decline of USA industry has been going on for 40 years say economists. This year marks another record, a three-year U.S. low in manufacturing.

The Taiwan province with the help of the mainland has become a global supplier of microchips. South Korea, India, Malaysia and other nations are moving strongly in that direction, but America is not thinking that far ahead. It wants to steal Taiwan which truly is a culturally and socially Chinese state and does not fit the USA culture. Like the Philippines during American occupation which continues to this day in a different form, the people will lose their culture and find themselves abandoned one day with a lot of Amerasian orphans.

Much of the Global South resents America’s perpetual colonialism and many nations are quietly aligning with China. That includes Russia which decades ago was forced to give up Crimea, Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhya and other regions by a corrupt period of governance within the Soviet Union, influenced by disingenuous players from the Ukraine.

Philippines, South Korea, Guam, Japan don’t even pretend that Taiwan is not part of China despite together hosting a hundred thousand U.S. troops and their nuclear weapons and guided missiles aimed at killing Chinese.

But China is now armed to the teeth.

The reason no one even pretends Taiwan is not part of China is simple. Asians know Taiwan Island has always been part of China. The knowledge goes back further in history than the European Union or the Americas existence.

History’s message can be argued multiple ways but there is no doubt that culturally and socially Taiwan is Chinese. Otherwise, Taiwan would be genetically rooted in indigenous barbaric head-hunters, pirates, other criminals, and Chinese traitors like Chiang Kei-shek.

On 25 March 1957, delegates from the six founding nations convened in Italy’s capital to sign the Treaties of Rome, which were the foundational agreements that would eventually lead to the formation of the European Union. In the 6th century, Chinese sailors declared the island of Taiwan to be theirs. Since then, Taiwan has been subjected to many conquests. Today, America wants Taiwan as a self-governed State of the United States.

Historians of the Twentieth Century have documented that the discourse surrounding Taiwan’s status as part of China was shaped by a tumultuous struggle between Japan and China during the 1930s and 1940s. This was set against a backdrop of extensive anti-Japanese sentiment and conflicts dating back to the mid-1890s.

According to historians there were Chinese settlements on the Taiwan island and other minor islands near Taiwan well before the 12th century, going back less frequently to the 6th century and beyond that.

The early Chinese settlers were in imminent danger of raids by pagan headhunters who practiced bizarre rituals. One of them was head-hunting and they came to covet Chinese heads.

Before the arrival of the Chinese, not long after Christ lived and died, Taiwan was home to nine aboriginal tribes, including the Pingpu, the original inhabitants of Taipei, each with their own language, and some were headhunters according to dozens of historical accounts.

Anthropologists believe that the Polynesians, who settled the Pacific Ocean, may have originated from Taiwan. Assimilation led to the extinction of entire tribes; there were once about 20 tribes in Taiwan province. The ten tribes that inhabited the plains disappeared due to displacement and intermarriage with Chinese.

However, the nine tribes that resided in the mountains of Taiwan province and on small islands nearby managed to survive, as they lived in remote areas seldom visited by Chinese.

British and American as well as Dutch and Portuguese colonialists have coveted Taiwan since the 1600s suggests Encyclopedia Britannica.

The Qing dynasty ruled Taiwan from 1683 to 1895. In 1683, the Qing sent an army led by General Shi Lang to conquer the Kingdom of Tungning, which remained loyal to the Ming. After their victory, Taiwan was formally incorporated in April 1684 as the Taiwan Prefecture under Fujian Province. Throughout this period, independent of the ruling dynasty, Taiwan was consistently recognized as part of China in historical records, which were often penned by individuals who lamented even knowing of Taiwan due to its perceived savagery.

Taiwan was governed as part of China’s Fujian province and was administratively a prefecture of Fujian Province in 1684 suggest several historical records.

Officials sent by the Qing Dynasty to administer Taiwan frequently regarded their assignments with contempt, perceiving the island as beyond the pale of Chinese civilization, a view that may have led to societal disdain for the indigenous head-hunting practices. This period was characterized by frequent rebellions and the enforcement of severe punishments by the authorities to assert control.

Through its history, China faced multiple incursions from the West. That continues, making China even more and more aggressive about its security posture in the South China Sea and its preparations for war. Chinese historians say that past governments failed to protect China and cost the country immensely.

In short, the Chinese are tired of having the stuffing beat out of them over and over again by Japan and the West. Throughout the eight-year duration of the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-45) costing some 20 million people, mostly civilians, China endured a series of severe and demoralizing defeats by Japan, leading to a harsh and destructive occupation over large areas of the country. The conduct of Japanese forces during the war was a key element that set this occupation apart from other contemporary conflicts.

“Japan formally surrendered on 2 September 1945, following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Soviet declaration of war and subsequent invasions of Manchukuo and Korea. The war resulted in the deaths of around 20 million people, mostly civilians. China was recognized as one of the Big Four Allies, regained all territories lost, and became one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. The Chinese Civil War resumed in 1946, ending with a communist victory, which established the People’s Republic of China.” Wikipedia

As China faced increasing incursions from Western powers, the First Opium War (1839–42) marked a turning point where British forces overcame the Chinese, leading the Qing government to recognize Taiwan’s strategic significance. Following the war, trade between the region and the West surged, prompting foreign interests in Taiwan, notably from Japan after its acquisition of the Ryukyu Islands in 1879, and subsequently from the United States, say historians.

Historical records suggest that the Sino-French War (1883–85) in Southeast Asia, marked by French forces blockading Taiwan’s ports, led China to increase its attention on Taiwan. In 1885, the Qing dynasty directed Liu Mingchuan, the governor of Fujian, to prioritize Taiwan. By 1887, Taiwan had been detached from Fujian province and was granted full provincial status, which it retains to the present day.

Liu initiated reforms in Taiwan, constructed the island’s first railroad, and enhanced roads and harbors. As a result, Taiwan flourished, fostering amicable sentiments towards China. Nonetheless, Liu faced resistance at the Qing court and was summoned back ahead of time. Historians from Taiwan and mainland China hold both Liu and Zheng Chenggong in high esteem, say historians including those writing the highly respected Britannica Encyclopedia.

China’s historical governments have defended Taiwan against various foreign powers, including the Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, British, and the United States. Presently, the United States is perceived to be hindering China’s trade and economic success. The Chinese populace has transitioned from widespread peasantry to a globally sought-after community of industrialists and a contented middle class, surpassing many nations in combating corruption and poverty. China’s remarkable development has become a subject of envy for the United States, which is now scrutinized for its reliance on military force in disputes and its controversial involvement in actions that the International Court of Justice considers as potential genocide in Palestine.

For a time, following a brutal war with Japan that country took control over the island of Taiwan from 1894 to the end of WWII when Japan ceded the island back to China after its defeat. Taiwan has thus been part of sovereign China ever since.