Beijing, Tuesday 17 August 2021
John Cornyn is a US Senator. In a tweet on July 17, he claimed that so far there are 30,000 US troops in Taiwan and 28,000 US troops in South Korea. Hearing this, China got angry. The Global Times is the mouthpiece of the Communist Party of China. The newspaper has written in an editorial that if this continues, the Chinese government and people will never accept it.
“The presence of US troops in Taiwan is a serious breach of the agreement when China and the United States established diplomatic relations between them,” the newspaper wrote. This is a serious violation of international law as well as US domestic law. It is in a way similar to the military invasion and occupation of Taiwan. In a way, this is exactly a declaration of war with China.
The newspaper wrote that we have learned that John Corney has misunderstood the number of US troops in Taiwan. By 1969, the number of American troops in Taiwan had reached 30,000. Speaking to the Times, an analyst said that Cornyn’s tweet was a deliberate move to test China. Even if it is so, it is unacceptable to us.
Chinese government spokesman Global Times has demanded immediate clarification from the governments of the US and Taiwan on Cornyn’s tweet. If Taiwan really has 30,000 or fewer US troops, it’s a very serious situation. American troops must withdraw from Taiwan unconditionally. For this, American and Taiwanese officials should apologize to China. If this does not happen, then there will be an all-out war in Taiwan and the Chinese army will destroy the US army and this will solve the question of Taiwan forever.
The editorial stresses that the presence of US troops in Taiwan is a red line that cannot be crossed. It has been said that the Chinese government and the People’s Liberation Army will work for China’s sovereignty and will completely crush any foreign power that violates China’s border.
South Korea – 28,000
Germany – 35,486
Japan – 50,000
Taiwan – 30,000
Africa – 7,000
Afghanistan (month or 2 ago) – 2,500
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornin) August 16, 2021