Thursday, 21 April 2022

“We love you so much we’re going to destroy you” | China to Taiwan

China’s message to Taiwan. We love you. You are family. We love you our family, so much we’re going to invade you, level your cities, kill your civilians. So much do we love you. Our family…

Not so fast! What of Russia v Ukraine? Some pluses and minuses:

Russia hasn’t found it easy to conquer Ukraine

But China will learn from their experience

Asymmetric warfare — drones, hand-held anti-tank weapons — is effective

But Taiwan is resistant to using them

Chinese ships will be vulnerable to missiles like the Neptune

But China is working on a countermeasures 

A remarkably evenhanded assessment in an article [WebArchive] in our local South China Morning Post.