With US troops leaving Afghanistan amongst the Taliban takeover, different international locations are taking discover. Some are viewing the United States’ determination to drag their troopers as an indication that they’ll abandon their allies. Amongst these expressing concern are China, who’s questioning whether or not or not the US will be capable to defend Taiwan.
#环球时报Editorial: From what occurred in Afghanistan, these in Taiwan ought to understand that after a struggle breaks out within the Straits, the island’s protection will collapse in hours and US army received’t come to assist. As a outcome, the DPP will rapidly give up. https://t.co/ZUrZmcsSWf pic.twitter.com/wFG4vrHbTo
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) August 16, 2021
A Global Times editorial questioned what would occur ought to a struggle get away: “Once a cross-Straits war breaks out while the mainland seizes the island with forces, the US would have to have a much greater determination than it had for Afghanistan, Syria, and Vietnam if it wants to interfere.”
The Global Times is an internet tabloid launched in 2009 that describes itself as a media house that: tentatively broke away from the journalistic custom seen as regular within the Chinese media panorama, which avoids touching upon battle and confrontation. It, nevertheless, distances itself from the opposite excessive, specifically, designed provocation that’s widespread in Western media’s China reportage. Given the circumstances in China, the Global Times takes nice pains to current info and views that might assist the readers higher perceive China.
Within their editorial, Global Times in contrast the latest US exit from Afghanistan with abandonment: “Taiwan is the region that relies on the protection of the US the most in Asia, and the island’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities have made Taiwan go further and further down this abnormal path. The situation in Afghanistan suddenly saw a radical change after the country was abandoned by the US. And Washington just left despite the worsening situation in Kabul. Is this some kind of omen of Taiwan’s future fate?”
Hopefully we received’t attain the purpose of discovering out whether or not or not the United States’ protection is required in Taiwan.