China Vows To Crush US Troops Present On Taiwan By Force
BEJING - China has vowed to crush U.S. troops present on Taiwan after US Senator John Cornyn put out a tweet that the United States has up to 30,000 troops stationed in Taiwan.
China's state run newspaper, Global Times said that "if this is true, the Chinese people will never accept it" and will put the Anti-Secession Law into use, destroy and expel US troops in Taiwan by military means, and at the same time realize reunification by force".
China claims troops stationed in Taiwan by the United States 'severely violates' agreements signed by both the US and China to establish diplomatic ties and violates international and domestic law, essentially 'declaring war on the People's Republic of China'.
The Global Times article points out that Cornyn may have mistaken the number of troops stationed on Taiwan and points out that Wikipedia says that there were 30,000 US troops on Taiwan from 1968 up to 1969.
The Global Times 'sternly demand' an immediate explanation from the US government regarding the tweet, as well as an explanation from the Taiwanese authorities, saying if there really were that many US soldiers stationed on the island it would be a serious situation crossing their 'red-line'.
China became emboldened and has increased their threats of attack, and toward invasion on Taiwan after the Biden administration allowed the Taliban to topple the Afghan government without intervening.