Taiwan stirs up its anti-China activities


In the South China Sea, Taiwan is holding military exercises, the main purpose of which is to show its force in the region.

Exercises and innovation

The main purpose of these official war games, in which three aircraft and eight ships are involved, is to develop emergency life-saving measures. For the first time, President Tsai Ing-wen has authorized the press to visit the disputed territories of China and the Philippines, the Spratly Islands. In addition, these exercises are being carried out directly on the largest island of the archipelago.

Showing strength

Many experts, including Chinese and Japanese (despite the fact that Japan has left the dispute over the Spratly Islands, it continues to monitor the situation closely), think that the exercises are a demonstration of Taiwan's strength and capabilities in the South China Sea. Moreover, they are directed primarily against Chinese expansion.

In addition, Tokyo has noted that among the countries that claim the island, Taiwan is the only pro-Western country. All the other six have ceased to express their grievances, or have made a turn towards China. This fact shows that Taiwan is trying to prove to the new US administration and emphasize its de-sovereignty and dependence on the West. In turn, certain circles in Tokyo are worried about the title of "the cornerstone of US power in the Pacific region” shifting from Japan to Taiwan.

Other provocations

Taiwan's government has passed a law that greatly facilitates the legalization of same-sex marriages. President Tsai Ing-wen has made no secret that this step was done only against traditionalist Beijing. She stated that the legalization of perversion in this Asian country would be a precedent opening the door for homosexuals in other countries in the region. Tsai Ing-wen also declared that this step would help prepare traditionalist society in Asia for "new forms of democracy." In particular, the matter is about the creation of multi-party systems in countries with strong, vertical power.

In addition, Taiwan supports the Hong Kong opposition against China. President Tsai Ing-wen urged China to "respect the choice of the people", accusing Beijing of preventing the opposition’s elected members from entering parliament. However, mainland China has not interfered in the work of the legislature of Hong Kong, but has merely made brief statements on the inadmissibility of street riots. The dissatisfaction of the opposition is due to the fact that their leaders have simply refused to take the conventional oath, thereby offending other members of the parliament.