China and the West want China and the West to know that they are in a prelude to war. Here are a few reasons why from recently…
…Blaming N Korea could be a prelude to a war with N Korea, with sweeping ramifications.
…Blaming Terrorists launching a MANPADS could be a prelude to a complex war in the region.
…Muslims in China
…Theories keep coming in.
…And other security risks in Taiwan concerning China.
…An opinion/review article on an opinion/report article with “saber rattling” language in the title.
…Vietnam is included in those stepping up their game in both diplomacy and readiness. Beijing is also facing an increasing number of worthy enemies. The article also reflects politically incorrect statements, overtly expressing that Beijing can’t be trusted—inflammatory in nature, yet becoming commonplace. These are elements in many preludes to conflict.
…A very thorough article with some perspective from Taiwan, another friction point. Given Beijing’s reputation of pride-rooted “quick with the temper, slow with the mind”, it is foreseeable that Beijing’s anger with HK may cause China to forget its promise not meddle in HK for 50 years, causing much more distrust of China from the Western world.
…Taiwan’s pro-independence party strengthening international ties will up the stakes
…An uninvited show of strength, a faux pax of diplomacy