As China's might grows, Taiwan falls ...

As China's might grows, Taiwan falls behind

There are 42 comments on the MSNBC story from Sep 17, 2011, titled As China's might grows, Taiwan falls behind. In it, MSNBC reports that:

China's growing military strength, from stealth jets to aircraft carriers and anti-satellite missiles, has shifted the balance of power in the Taiwan Strait to Beijing's advantage, and this will not be materially affected by an imminent U.S. arms deal with Taiwan.

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Since: Mar 08

Mississauga, Canada

#41 Sep 20, 2011
LifeLongStudent wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with your opinion.
It would be wrong if China had any motive of taking Taiwan back by force. Like I said before, it would be a shock for a peaceful nation to mirror the United States in its act (militarily-speaking, of course). I think that China's military build-up is not only for added defense, but also to flex its muscles in hopes of getting Taiwan to understand that while China grows stronger and develops more future weapons, Taiwan will eventually be in a position where it would possibly last a week or less if China dared to commit coercion.
You're right. China will not use forces to take back Taiwan; but on the other hand, Taiwan will not risk to declare independence. Many people from Taiwan open factories and run businesses in mainland China. Taiwan exports tons of things to mainland China and makes huge profit on it. Millions of people visit Taiwan as tourists. It would insane to stir up trouble from either side.

However, I don't see China's military built-up as a threat. So far, China has not invaded any countries, while US has over 700 military bases. Do you call someone who works out everyday a potential bully? No, I don't think so.

Since: Apr 10

USA

#42 Sep 20, 2011
Juran wrote:
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You're right. China will not use forces to take back Taiwan; but on the other hand, Taiwan will not risk to declare independence. Many people from Taiwan open factories and run businesses in mainland China. Taiwan exports tons of things to mainland China and makes huge profit on it. Millions of people visit Taiwan as tourists. It would insane to stir up trouble from either side.
However, I don't see China's military built-up as a threat. So far, China has not invaded any countries, while US has over 700 military bases. Do you call someone who works out everyday a potential bully? No, I don't think so.
Hello, Juran,

Excellent post. I did not know people in Taiwan do that. Thank you for the information.

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