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order, she, jane, president of the global power china is part of a whole system which believes his time has come when he relies on an authoritarian system of total surveillance on economic expansion without scruples and again and again, she provokes and threatens with the military aggression the chinese president believes that his way is for superior than that of western democracy. china's president, she ging ping starts july 30th on d. w. today on the w news asia tensions over taiwan spike, the american navy sends a warship through the waters separating taiwan and china. the routine trip angus beijing, which is already up in arms about a potential visit to the island by us house speaker, nancy pelosi and d. w. mates. residents of an island governed by ty,
one that's actually closer to mainland china. many us themselves way they loyalties lie. should china invade ah, i've been physical and great to have you alone. rushes invasion of ukraine as political analysts asking themselves if taiwan is next. china considers the democratically governed island, its own territory. taiwan spread from the communist mainland in 1949 at the end of a brutal civil war. it since become a thriving democracy with a robust economy and a freedom loving people. the united states supports that democratic drive and a possible visit to taiwan by one of the u. s. is top lawmakers. nancy pelosi has china outraged foreign ministry spokesman shalley. john warns china would take forceful measures to defend its national sovereignty if pelosi made the trip. if
this escalates an say, china blocks tie when he's trade, the ripple effects would be felt around the world. but the tech hub is also a big player in the chinese economy. that's why the bigger concern for washington is beijing seizing, tie ones, makers of semiconductors, which are a key part of so many things, smartphones, health care, military systems. taiwan accounts for a 5th of the global industry supply chains would crumble. another concern is bay ging seizing an outpost like the kid min islands. they were a watershed in the chinese civil war. they politically part of ty, one but a close to the chinese coast and many residents are pro chinese. for years the islands had close trade links with the mainland, which taiwan suspended in the pandemic. it's yet to restore direct ferries and flights. locals fret they'll be abandoned by ty pay and swallowed up by bay. jane.
the fairies from kin man to mainland china have been idle for 2 and a half years. so is the tourism industry on the island? longshoremen's sofa near shop has suffered from the lack of tourists visiting. but his also worried about security and relations with china fell on hawaii viewable. we will get it what i want to peacefully unify with china equal. we must not cut our ties or else we will become enemies. our ties of china have prevented war shine and no use the people of kin. women are not hostile fellows savvy won't attackers. we are like brothers. now. she in the year one shows us a bomb shout. i liked the one he had in as a child, when the communist attacked his from that generation that experienced war with china. now he says he would accept anything to survive. power and going battle pads . yo, jim and geo. so followed she with taiwan and china go to war, can mean that would be done for you, would you,
the high one can't protectors is too far away to give as many true support. if war comes, i will defense to the communists. as for the sake of survival world charlan, ethiopia tinman was an antique ominous front line. during the cold wall, residents were cut off from even their relatives on may 9, china, and they were also unable to freely travel to mainland taiwan. many felt like they didn't belong to either side. opening direct links to china, 20 years ago, east cross tre. tensions can madness now. the most pro beijing part of taiwan. it's only 5 kilometers away from the chinese. said he, salmon, many came my residence hoping to build a bridge to get to the other side portrayed and medical care. but opponents rejected the idea. calling it a trojan horse that could 8 a, china's invasion henry lane as of the generation that, that not experienced a fighting. he built his war game business on widespread interest in recent history
and wants to show customers was at stake to day. who find that hawaii time? so do a lot of your degeneration fought so hard to defend our land. so we can have such an advanced democratic and free country if we give ourselves so easily to the communist, those fellows or who blood, sweat and efforts, will be in vain by fidel henry has family and business ties with maine and china. the economic growth de impresses him, but he says, ty, once freedoms are more important, quote will gain ego. when you knew who the communist regime control was your mind, we must be loyal and obey or dislike a robot. where in taiwan, we encourage diversity and individuality to me. freedom of fort and expression are very important to me. also, of course, i don't want to reunify with china dives of what you all regular people in 10 men disagree over whether they want to join china. but they all want to avoid
a war that will surely be devastating. china has vowed to annex taiwan by force if necessary. it's flint war, plains, new tie when he's a space and help military exercises based on invasion scenarios. bridging is especially sensitive over any us naval presence in the taiwan strait. the chinese navy says it followed and warned an american destroyer that sailed through the waterway. wednesday. the us says its presence in shows freedom in the you know, pacific the you with is legally committed to helping tie one defend itself under the taiwan relations act. that washington also follows the policy of strategic ambiguity on the status of ty, one to preserve relations with china. former general max, you was the dean of taiwan national defense universities, political warfare college. how likely, in your opinion is a chinese attack on tie. what? ah, i think it's more than to use less likely is because china is facing external and
internal are problems. the external, as we know, japan, united states, they already said that any a tech on taiwan will be you know, equal to take on the japan or even the united states. he will have to response in kind and domestically right now he started with timing for she seemed to use force against i want to use because internal issue such as economic situation, i use downtown and are they efficient or they are serious, are economical, you know, problems such as the so many local banks now is on the bridge of bankrupt. so i don't think a, you say a right timing for chance to decide to attract. i want at this moment. what about she's popularity though, if it's just taking a battering wouldn't taking just
a few outlying islands very close to the mainland, be something that would boost popularity at home. even though we know china did get to have that. you know, in the past a usa to lunch extend a war to district domestic attention yet. but the situation now is totally different. once it shooting. i use flaws against any of your idence of ty, one delaware, be equal. the total war on 2 against i one and you're not to stay and you say lights. why then all these military postering from all sides yell at this moment. i believe that already somebody's re posturing actually is try to actually is try to are, you know, create some kind of a chicken advantage. and also on some kind of blocking, you know,
that that intent is said to stop don't war, pay a war to stop war. so i think an include to boise united state and china had the no intention to launch any war at this moment, but they need to, we know, adopt diminished many to re i intimidation straight as you try to deter that. the china. so call a taiwan independence moment, india nice, i neo cited they believe all the internationalization of taiwanese years are sponsored by the united state. and he's a nice in particular and the nato reese and i, you know, visiting to taiwan is kind of idea pushing. i wanna go to independence, but i know from my point of view of china, saudis,
kind of the military intimidation gesture. actually, i've tried it on the possibility of war. if i united states, you know, they cross the night and not all beatle, a beat by the so called one china policies. let me then ask you, what about the signal the nancy pelosi team is sending with a potential visit? ah, i think huh. because there's a policy as you law is the cert position in the u. s. command line. so is a very high status. you know, our fisher sa visiting, if he can truly come to taiwan. ah, and for me is also 2nd law. i figured he important steak on that got isa. united state is ready to change ice current policy of strategical ambiguity into
strategical care, ricky. so if the piracy truly come to visit, ty one and you can mention the, i know other restriction for, ah, i did all features us off. he has come to these talent so that i mean, so if you know a sacrifice the change you of the u. s. policy to what i want from a general max. you thank you very much for being on the show today. okay, thank you. since the beginning of the year, china's military posturing towards taiwan has growing more aggressive. it's been holding more combat readiness drills nearby. it infiltrates the self ruled islands as space almost on a daily basis. in response tie, one is ramping up its military capabilities. ty one's home grown 85 gravy gl leaves its nest. the fighter jet will be deployed for
air to air and air to ground combat training missions. the aircraft can also be integrated with a variety of weapons in the event of war. tie one's president, sighing, then has prioritized the development of weapons systems to defend the island hall. on the way we will continue to bolster our national defense and demonstrate our determination to defend ourselves in order to ensure that nobody can force taiwan to take the path. china has laid out for us. mainland china, which claims the self ruled island, has its own, is stepping up military modernization efforts and drills nearby. nearly every day. chinese plains fly in taiwan air space. washington is tiwana, chief ally and supplier of defense weapons. despite not having formal diplomatic relations, u. s. law requires the government to treat all threats to the island as matters of grave concern. in 19922019 taiwan bought 216
u. s. f. 16 fighter jets in to batches. but washington's policy of strategic ambiguity regarding china and taiwan has made it harder for taipei to buy u. s. equipment. i'm been fizzle and thanks for your company. we leave you with more images from taiwan, which is building up its military muscle in response to china's more aggressive approach. thanks for watching and good bye. ah. ah, what secrets lie behind these walls? discover new adventures in 360 degrees. and explore fascinating
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