Communist China is now demanding that the United States abandon Taiwan, as well as apologize for shooting down its surveillance balloon that recently flew over most of the U.S. — including sensitive sites such as missile silos in Montana.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirms the Chinese spy balloon — which the Biden administration watched fly over the entire country before doing anything about it — was engaging in "active surveillance" over "very sensitive military sites." pic.twitter.com/9pcOPxywEK
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 19, 2023
Despite claiming that the surveillance balloon was actually a civilian weather balloon, China has reacted harshly to the U.S. military shooting it down — even though the Biden administration essentially allowed the balloon to complete its mission by refusing to shoot it down while it was over water in Alaska during its initial entry into U.S. territory and instead allowing it to travel across most of the country before ultimately shooting it down off the Carolina coast.
Biden when he sees an apparent $12 hobbyist balloon: *scrambles an F-22 to shoot it down immediately*
Biden when he sees a Chinese spy balloon: *allows it to spy across the country for a week* pic.twitter.com/CpVb1qWvsm
— Congresswoman Beth Van Duyne (@RepBethVanDuyne) February 19, 2023
The communist country is now demanding that the U.S. apologize for daring to down its surveillance balloon, as well as calling for the U.S. to abandon its unofficial ally, Taiwan.
In a statement published in the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) state propaganda outlet Xinhua News on February 19, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman attempted to pressure the U.S. into acquiescing to these demands.
The spokesman claimed that China had already given in to a U.S. request by allowing Wang Yi — director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China Central Committee — to unofficially meet with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken “on the margins of the Munich Security Conference.”
In what appears to be an ultimatum being issued by Wang, he insisted that the CCP is thoroughly righteous and blameless. Of course, this couldn’t be further from the truth considering the recent revelation that China has police stations within the U.S., as well as their continued planting of spies in every sector of American society and government.
The statement went on to accuse the U.S. of “an abuse of the use of force and violation of customary international practice and the International Civil Aviation Covenant” by shooting down China’s surveillance balloon.
The spokesman also accused the U.S. of being the “number one country in terms of surveillance,” claiming that the U.S. had “illegally” flown balloons over China several times.
“What the U.S. needs to do is to demonstrate sincerity, and face up to and resolve the damage that its abuse of force has done to China-U.S. relations,” the statement continued.
“If the U.S. continues to dramatize, hype up or escalate the situation, China will surely respond by doing what is necessary. All consequences arising thereof shall be borne by the U.S. side,” the spokesman threatened.
He also bragged about China’s so-called “constructive role” in supposedly promoting peace regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The statement then delved into pontification about the CCP’s alleged commitment to various noble ideals, before discussing the issue of Taiwan — the free nation that China has continually tried to take control of, despite the country’s insistence that their people remain free from the CCP’s oppression.
Claiming that “Taiwan independence” must be firmly opposed and the one-China principle must be adhered to in order to maintain stability across the Taiwan Strait, the spokesman argued that the U.S. needs to respect history, abide by political commitments, and act upon the statement of “not supporting Taiwan independence.”
He is referencing the Biden administration’s affirmations of China’s goal, in which the State Department has declared: “The United States has a longstanding one China policy… We oppose any unilateral changes to the status quo from either side; we do not support Taiwan’s independence.”