Blinken Hopes Beijing Ceases ‘Provocative Actions’ Toward Taiwan

( )- After China sent 150 military flights over Taiwan’s air defense zone in the course of five days, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that Beijing should cease its “provocative” military maneuvers, calling them dangerous and “a risks miscalculation.”

Speaking with Bloomberg Television while in Paris, Blinken called China’s actions, which began on the October 1 anniversary marking the founding of the Communist regime, “provocative and potentially destabilizing.” Blinken added that he hoped these actions would cease, saying they run the risk of miscalculation and miscommunication, “and that’s dangerous.”

He hopes they cease?

Wow. Way to take a strong stand against hostilities toward an American ally there, Tony.

China’s incursions over the Taiwan Strait reached their peak on Monday, October 4 when 56 warplanes flew over the island’s air defense zone.

Blinken pointed out that such provocative actions will “go in exactly the wrong direction,” adding that it is important that nobody take “unilateral actions that change the status quo by force.” He said that the United States needs to see China cease the actions it’s been taking “because they are potentially a source of instability, not stability.”

Perhaps China wants to create instability. Has Blinken ever considered that?

Taiwan, which tracks the number of military flights China sends over the region, has recorded over six hundred PLA warplanes in its air defense zone so far this year. In all of 2020, there were only 380 such flights.

Why the escalation?

Perhaps China knows that the Biden administration will do nothing more than issue plaintive pleas “hoping” Beijing will cease.

Secretary Blinken also told reporters on Wednesday that the United States will “continue to deepen our ties with a democratic Taiwan,” adding that the US commitment to Taiwan is “rock solid.”

These sentiments were echoed by Press Secretary Jen Psaki this week. Psaki told reporters that the administration is determined to uphold the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act which allowed the US to maintain an unofficial diplomatic relationship with Taiwan. She also vowed that the US would assist Taiwan in maintaining sufficient self-defense capabilities.

Though, the Biden administration also voiced such words of commitment and support to the Afghan civilian government. And how did that work out for them?