The foreign ministry’s remark on Taiwan easily shattered the US Indo Pacific Strategy

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Source: wechat official account: authorized daily Yijian

Some time ago, Biden announced the launch of the Indo Pacific Economic Framework in Tokyo, obviously aiming at China and intending to isolate and blockade China.

Many people are very anxious to see how our country will respond after hearing the news.

On June 13, at the regular press conference of the Ministry of foreign affairs, spokesman wangwenbin only said lightly: “the Taiwan Strait is not an international waters, and China enjoys the sovereign power and jurisdiction of the Taiwan Strait.”

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As a result, this remark caused severe turbulence among the United States, Japan and Taiwan.

In an interview with US public television, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken linked the Ukrainian war with the Taiwan issue. In the interview, he also hinted that if China forcibly recovers Taiwan by force, the United States will sanction China just like Russia.

This is certainly a warning to us, but he dare not say it clearly.

It is equivalent to tearing your face directly.

It is obviously not wise to break with China now.

The inflation rate in the United States is so high that it can not hold down three interest rate hikes. The stock market is still falling, and the economy is so poor. The root causes are: first, the United States issued money indiscriminately in the previous two years, and second, the soaring energy prices caused by the war between Russia and Ukraine.

In this regard, the United States is still calling for continued sanctions against Russia.

If the United States were to impose sanctions on China, the consequences would be unimaginable.

Don’t mention Antony Blinken. Even Biden can’t bear the consequences. It’s useless to kill them all and apologize to the American people.

Therefore, it is obviously impossible and unrealistic to sanction China.

But Antony Blinken has to say that!

If you are careful, you will find that every time there is a disturbance in Taiwan, the United States and Japan will be the first to stand up and do everything possible to prevent China from completing the great cause of reunification.

As the saying goes, when Taiwan is in trouble, the United States and Japan jump straight.

Why is that?

Many people will say that they want to take the opportunity to mess up China, just like in Xinjiang and Tibet, to split us and prevent China from rising.

That’s right, but it’s not accurate.

If you split Taiwan, how will you stop China from rising?

Isn’t China now rising? Is the second place in the world just a matter of rhetoric?

In fact, preventing China from rising is only part of the reason.

The most critical reason lies in Taiwan’s special geographical location.

Taiwan plays a decisive role in the situation of the United States, Japan, East Asia, and even the entire Indo Pacific strategy.

Taiwan is their lifeblood!

The most important thing about Taiwan is the Taiwan Strait

Taiwan’s geographical location is very unique and extremely important.

The Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and the mainland is even more important.

First, let me introduce the Taiwan Strait.

The Taiwan Strait runs from northeast to southwest, with a total length of about 370 kilometers.

It is narrow in the north and wide in the south.

The north entrance is about 200 kilometers, the south entrance is 410 kilometers, and the average width is 180 kilometers.

The narrowest place is between Hsinchu and Pingtan. The narrowest place is 126 kilometers, mainly the continental shelf.

The northernmost tip of the Taiwan Strait is the connecting line from fuguijiao, Xinbei City, to Pingtan Island, Fujian, Chinese Mainland

The southernmost point is the connecting line from e Luan Bi in Pingtung county to Dongshan Island in Fujian, Chinese Mainland.

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Note that the width of the Taiwan Strait is 126 kilometers at the narrowest point. This is very important.

Many people are wondering why Chiang Kai Shek did not go to Hainan Island and had to go to Taiwan? Because of the width of the Strait!

Because the Qiongzhou Strait between Hainan Island and Leizhou Peninsula, the narrowest place is 19.5 kilometers, and the widest place is less than 40 kilometers.

So in those days, when there were no warships, it took us only 57 days to liberate Hainan Island, but it was relatively not that simple to attack Taiwan.

If there were no solid warships, it would be nonsense to cross the Taiwan Strait and send troops there. Chiang Kai Shek chose to go to Taiwan only because he saw that the PLA had no navy.

With both length and width, it is easy to calculate that the total area of the Taiwan Strait is 80000 square kilometers, and the deepest place in the Strait is 70 meters.

Note that the maximum depth is 70 meters, which is also very important, because the submarine can be seen at this depth. As long as you come out of the submarine, I will see it.

Of course, this “look” does not depend on the naked eye, but on satellites.

Why is the Taiwan Strait so important? As long as you cross the Taiwan Strait, you will enter the deep sea, and the satellite will not see the submarine.

Therefore, in the Taiwan Strait, it is impossible for the Americans to deploy submarines. This is the shallow sea. If the two sides want to start a war, it is a clear card. It is impossible to sneak attacks under the water.

OK, I have introduced the basic situation of the Taiwan Strait.

Let’s take a look at the geographical location of the Taiwan Strait.

Geographically, the Taiwan Strait is part of the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean, as well as the East China Sea and the Western Pacific Ocean.

As the Taiwan Strait is between the East China Sea and the South China Sea, it is a golden waterway connecting East Asia to Southeast Asia and even Europe.

Since ancient times, the Taiwan Strait has been one of the most important trade waterways in the world. It plays an important role in the geopolitics of Asia and even the Pacific.

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There are several major navigation routes in the world. One of the most important routes for Asia is the Western Pacific route.

However, the Taiwan Strait is located in the middle of the Western Pacific Ocean, with more than 80000 ships passing through the Western Pacific ocean route every year. It is a necessary place for Japan and South Korea to go to Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa.

Why not take the Pacific instead of the Taiwan Strait?

Because the Pacific Ocean is unstable, the sea surface is very windy, there are typhoons, ocean currents, etc., and the state of the sea is unstable

For the sake of safety, most ships can only enter and leave the Taiwan Strait.

Here, we will focus on Japan.

First of all, Japan is an island country with scarce resources. In terms of foreign trade, there is no way to transport by rail.

If we choose to transport by air, the first cost is too high, and the second is that the volume of goods transported is too small, which is far inferior to the huge advantages of sea transportation.

Therefore, Japan is extremely dependent on maritime transport.

From the Persian Gulf, through the Indian Ocean, the Strait of Malacca, through the South China Sea, through the Taiwan Strait, and finally to Japan.

This route is the lifeline of Japan.

70% of the oil is from this line to Japan. The finished products of Japan are also exported from this line to a large extent.

In addition, 75% of Japan’s cargo volume passes through the Taiwan Strait every year.

Therefore, the Taiwan Strait has become the key to the economic prosperity and development of Japan and even the whole East Asia region

At the time of war, it is also related to the success or failure of East Asia, especially Japan.

If the Taiwan Strait is blocked, this route will disappear, which is equivalent to cutting off Japan’s economic artery, and Japan’s economy will collapse rapidly in a short time.

Some people say it’s too dangerous, isn’t it? Why don’t the Japanese want to open up other routes when they put their lives in the hands of others?

For example, can we go around the Philippines?

Sure, but the cost will increase by 25%.

In international trade, an increase of 10% would be unbearable, let alone 25%. Japan’s economy would be overwhelmed and collapse.

The passage through the Taiwan Strait is the only route that Japan cannot take.

So, you see?

Japan is the last country in the world that wants to see Taiwan reunified. None of them.

A divided China and an independent Taiwan will greatly benefit Japan.

Once China completes its reunification, the right of passage in the Taiwan Strait will be entirely up to us.

That is to say, we have grasped Japan’s throat and lifeline, and their every move must depend on China’s eyes.

Therefore, this explains that there are many pro Japanese forces on the island of Taiwan. Lee Teng Hui even gave himself a Japanese name, Masao iwari. This is the reason.

The Taiwan independence elements know that Japan will fully support them for its own economic security.

This is for Japan.

And what about the United States?

The core of the Indo Pacific strategy advocated by the United States to blockade China is Japan, India and Vietnam.

If the Taiwan Strait is blocked.

Japan collapsed directly, and India and Vietnam have a lot of import and export trade with Japan every year, and their two countries will also be greatly affected.

Therefore, once the Taiwan Strait is blockaded, the U.S. strategy of India and the Pacific will come to an end. What else can we use to balance China?

Maybe Japan and South Korea will have to turn their backs on China.

Therefore, the United States, out of its own interests, does not want Taiwan to be reunified.

Because Taiwan is so important, it can affect the whole body,

As long as China continues to fight at this point, it has at least three goals.

If you play go, you are a good player.

Sovereignty over the Taiwan Strait

Having said how important the Taiwan Strait is, let’s make it clear that the sovereignty of the Taiwan Strait belongs to China? Or the so-called free passage of international waters?

On this point, foreign ministry spokesman wangwenbin has given a clear explanation.

The narrowest part of the Taiwan Strait is about 70 nautical miles and the widest part is about 220 nautical miles. According to the United Nations Convention on the law of the sea and China’s domestic law, the waters of the Taiwan Strait extend from the coast of both sides to the central line of the Strait, followed by China’s internal waters, territorial waters, contiguous zone and exclusive economic zone. Therefore, China enjoys sovereign rights and jurisdiction over the Taiwan Strait.

In addition, there is no such thing as international waters in the international law of the sea. Later, I checked the relevant information and found that it was true.

Since both sides of the Taiwan Strait are Chinese territory, there is no doubt about this.

Secondly, the width of the Taiwan Strait is less than 200 nautical miles. According to the United Nations Convention on the law of the sea, most of the waters of the Taiwan Strait are China’s “exclusive economic zone”, except for the “territorial sea” within 12 nautical miles of the two sides.

There are written regulations, and we have legal protection.

Therefore, some people and some countries claim that the Taiwan Strait is an international water area simply to make excuses for their own manipulation of Taiwan related issues and threats to China’s sovereign security.

Since China enjoys sovereignty and jurisdiction over the Taiwan Strait, why do we allow the normal passage of ships from other countries?

First of all, we have not yet reached the point of turning against Japan and the ROK. Second, Taiwan has not yet completed reunification. If we want to block the Taiwan Strait, it means a direct war against Taiwan.

With China’s current strength, it is not difficult to win a small Taiwan Province, but it is not yet time.

Because once war begins, we will face not only Taiwan, but also the United States behind it.

This is what we are afraid of.

It is precisely because of this that China has ceded part of its rights in the Taiwan Strait, allowing ships of other countries to pass freely.

However, some people are advancing by an inch.

According to the data of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, from 2019 to February 2022, US warships have crossed the Taiwan Strait 38 times.

In the first half of this year alone, there have been five times, the most recent being the USS Royal harbor, a missile cruiser of the US Navy’s seventh fleet, on May 10.

US warships basically cross the Taiwan Strait once a month to show us their lofty attitude.

Seeing this, I believe every Chinese is very uncomfortable: it is clear that the Taiwan Strait belongs to China, and it is very generous for us to let ordinary commercial ships pass through. But how can you still push an inch, and how dare warships pass through? Is that too arrogant?

In fact, we have done such arrogant things.

On October 18, 2021, the Chinese and Russian navies completed military exercises in the Russian sea area and passed through a strait, the Jinqing Strait.

Located between Hokkaido and Honshu in Japan, the Tsuyoshi Strait is a bit like the heart of Japan.

The total length is 130 kilometers, and the middle is very narrow. The narrowest place is only 20 kilometers, and the widest place is only 40 kilometers.

According to the International Convention on the law of the sea, the 12 km extension of the mainland is the territorial sea. Therefore, the Tianjin Light Strait is completely Japan’s inland sea.

But the navies of China and Russia just pass through your country’s inland sea. How about that? Do you have a temper?

If so, please show your muscles and let’s break your wrists?

As a result, Japan dare not even fart.

What is it called? The game between big countries is not useful if you shout two slogans. It depends only on strength.

How do we respond to the US warships’ repeated passage through the Taiwan Strait?

We didn’t say a word, but silently built the aircraft carrier.

Yesterday, on June 17, the third aircraft carrier Fujian was launched. It is the first ejection aircraft carrier designed and built by our country independently.

In just 10 years, China has achieved from zero to have and from have to many.

As long as we master a technology and China’s manufacturing capacity, we will immediately develop on a large scale. The aircraft carrier is the best example.

Isn’t it often said that after China enters the 21st century, its warships are making dumplings?

In the future, the aircraft carrier will also have dumplings.

003 has been launched. It is said that 004 is under construction. There will be 005006 in the future

Although China’s current naval strength is still far behind that of the United States, this is a gap that we must objectively admit, but I believe we will catch up if we can’t use it.

At that time, who dares to be unbridled in the Taiwan Strait and lend him ten courage to try?

Why should we develop aircraft carriers and vigorously develop the Navy? That’s why.

With a strong navy, China can blockade the Taiwan Strait and hold Japan’s throat.

If we retreat, we can unify Taiwan by force and eradicate those Taiwan independence elements.

There is evidence for real advance and retreat.

Today, when we have only three aircraft carriers, Wang Wenbin’s understatement can make the United States, Japan and Taiwan so nervous and cause a violent shock.

In five years’ time, we will have several more aircraft carriers.

At that time, we won’t even have to talk to them any more. We will speak directly with actions.

As soon as two aircraft carrier formations stop in the Taiwan Strait, they will send two aircraft carrier formations to cross the sea of Japan.

All ghosts and monsters will be gone.

At that time, we will ask the Americans and the Japanese on the aircraft carrier: “do you think the Taiwan Strait is Chinese? Give you 30 seconds, please answer.”

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