Did China Just Signal It’s Going To War?
- Did China Just Signal It’s Going To War?
by Philip Lenczycki, Daily Caller News Foundation, WND News Services
‘This should be a warning to the United States’
- China held an emergency meeting to examine how it could protect itself from potential future sanctions, the Financial Times reported on Monday.
- “I’m surprised that it took them so long to figure out they needed to develop anti-sanction strategies,” Ambassador John Bolton told the Daily Caller News Foundation on Tuesday.
- “Beijing is planning to go to war,” Gordon G. Chang, author of “The Coming Collapse of China,” told the DCNF.
China is exploring how to avoid economic sanctions in preparation for war, several experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation on Tuesday.
China convened an emergency internal conference on April 22 seeking to determine how the nation might avoid future sanctions similar to those levied against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, the Financial Times reported on Monday. That meeting likely betrays China’s intention to launch a military offensive in the foreseeable future, experts told the DCNF.
Ambassador John Bolton, former President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor, told the DCNF he believes the meeting signals China’s militaristic ambitions. “I’m surprised that it took them so long to figure out they needed to develop anti-sanction strategies,” Bolton said. “I’m surprised they haven’t prepared defenses more adequately before, but that certainly seems to be what they’re trying to do here.”
“It’s not just my assessment, it’s China’s assessment: they believe Biden is weak,” Bolton said, noting how former President Bill Clinton dispatched two aircraft carriers to the Taiwan Strait during the Third Taiwan Strait Crisis in 1996 as a show of force. “I don’t think anybody believes Joe Biden would do that today.”
Gordon G. Chang, author of “The Coming Collapse of China,” told the DCNF he believes the emergency meeting signals China’s intention to go to war.
“Beijing is planning to go to war, and, obviously, they’re trying to protect themselves in the event they do. This should be a warning to the United States that war is coming,” Chang said. “The United States had excellent intel on Russia’s intentions with regard to Ukraine, and yet failed to deter them … We should not be taken by surprise a second time.”