Taiwan is fucked -- PLA Friday drills not warning, but rehearsal for Taiwan takeover: Global Times editorial

Taiwan is fucked – PLA Friday drills not warning, but rehearsal for Taiwan takeover: Global Times editorial

The Eastern Theater Command of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is conducting a real-combat military exercise near the Taiwan Straits starting Friday. Taiwan media reported that starting 7:16 am, aircraft of the PLA were approaching Taiwan island from four directions: the southwest, west, northwest and north of the island. Taiwan reportedly made 22 broadcasts to “dispel” the PLA aircraft, and the island used “airspace” instead of “air zone” or “air defense identification zone” in its broadcasts. The “Taiwan defense department” said 18 Chinese aircraft appeared in the Taiwan Straits, with some crossing the “middle-line.”

From our point of view, the PLA is still restrained. Every time a high-ranking US official visits Taiwan, the fighter jets of the PLA should be one step closer to the island. If the US secretary of state or secretary of defense comes to Taiwan, the PLA should fly its aircraft over the island and conduct exercises above it. The missiles we test should also fly over Taiwan, even its “Presidential Office Building.” If Taiwan authorities continue to act aggressively, such scenarios will definitely come true.

The military exercise sent two prominent signals. First, China’s Ministry of National Defense spokesperson made it clear that the exercise is aimed at the current situation in the Taiwan Straits, which refers to the frequent collusion between the US and the island of Taiwan, the visit of US Undersecretary of State Keith Krach to Taiwan in particular. This indicates that the PLA won’t be restrained in words anymore. Our target of deterrence is collusion between the US and the island. It shows China’s upgraded determination and will.

Second, the response of the PLA is extremely quick. Taiwan and the US did not officially announce Krach’s visit until he boarded the plane. Krach arrived in Taiwan Thursday. There was no announcement on the military exercise of the PLA in advance. It’s more likely the exercise was a last-minute decision.

That a massive action can be organized in such a short time sends a strong signal. It shows that the PLA has the ability to mobilize and organize a military action targeted at Taiwan in a very short period of time. Although it’s called a military exercise, it’s more like an actual combat. It’s an emergency response by the PLA and the country to the situation in the Taiwan Straits, which is of great significance, adding the weight of the mainland in dealing with the cross-Straits situation.

Through this exercise and the previous series of exercises, the PLA has accumulated experience in attacking Taiwan and mastered key data on Taiwan’s defense system. They are rehearsals on taking over Taiwan. What is needed is a political reason that can turn them into real battle to smash Taiwan independence forces.

The collusion between the US and Taiwan island is becoming the most prominent source of turbulence in the Taiwan Straits. The PLA military exercise this time further focused on deterrence and a strike. If the US and Taiwan island think they can realize “normalization” of relations by adopting “salami tactics,” they will be plunged into peril and risks. The mainland is determined to take all necessary means, including military options, to prevent the US and the island from upgrading their provocations.

The PLA has lifted the curtain on real-combat military exercises targeted at Taiwan, and the scale of such exercises is bound to expand in the future and meet the requirements for substantive strikes against Taiwan. In fact, the Friday exercise is a landmark in the struggle across the Taiwan Straits.

The US and Taiwan must not misjudge the situation, or believe the exercise is a bluff. Should they continue to make provocations, a war will inevitably break out. Those who have underestimated China’s determination recently have all paid the price. China decisively put forward the implementation of the national security law for Hong Kong. China has shown that it doesn’t fear war on the China-India border. The Taiwan Straits is by no means a place where separatists can act recklessly. If Taiwan authorities try, they will definitely be met with the mainland’s military solutions.

Taiwan is a small place. It has no conditions for a modern military confrontation. Taiwan independence is a dead end.


With Taiwan gone Japan position will be weaken. With Japan neutralized any effort to contain China will be in vain. Korea will also be neutralized

Right now the geography of China lend itself to be contained


ROCAF pilot “PLAAF aircraft, you are passing the midline point of the strait”

PLAAF pilot “there’s no such thing as ‘midline’”

ROC guy eventually got so frustrated that he said “if something happens the responsibility is on you!”


18 planes on the 18th, 19 planes on the 19th. If they send 20 planes on the 20th then they are sending the same number of planes as the day of the month.


XiDaDa will vaginal, deep throat and ass rape Tsai Ing-wen

hmm the reason they didn’t get it back before was:

that they didn’t want to lose access to semi conductor industry.

didn’t want to mess up their image.

didn’t feel anyone was coming after them so no rush to break the first island chain.

tough the people would come around to their side in the long run.


lost access to tsmc and others

u.s is working overtime slandering them and building alliance against them.

feel like the u.s might attack them

doubt the people are going to come around and tsai is starting a bid for independence (or it seems like it lately)

so almost no incentive is left.

so ya if they feel the u.s is coming after them they need the taiwan land mass to have a effective defense. an i mean Need at all cost, and i mean the landmass not what’s on it.

OCTOBER 15th 2020
OCTOBER 15th 2020