January 13, 2020

Taiwan Votes for Freedom, We Must Help Her Secure It

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

On Saturday, freedom was powerfully affirmed by the Taiwan’s electorate. In a stunning rebuke to Communist China and the mainland’s efforts to impose its will on the island – as it has tried to do in Hong Kong, voters gave a 20-point margin of victory to their incumbent President, Tsai Ing-wen, and a strong mandate to defend Taiwan’s sovereignty. 

In response, the Chinese Communist Party is insisting that reunification is inevitable, whether the Taiwanese want it or not. The not-so-subtle implication is that force will be used to seize the island. And Beijing is increasingly equipped with ballistic missiles, amphibious ships, sealift and a fleet of some three-thousand passenger aircraft that can enable a no-notice invasion.

Now that Taiwan’s voters have courageously repudiated the PRC, the United States must find new ways of deterring Chinese threats to their freedoms – and ours.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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