lørdag 5. mars 2022

'Suicide Mission': China Doubts U.S. Ability to Defend Europe, Taiwan

The Global Times, a Chinese state-run media outlet, ramped up its criticism of the United States on Wednesday, calling the U.S. "frail" and unable to defend Europe, let alone Europe and Taiwan at the same time. Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine threw Europe into disarray and raised concerns that China could capitalize on the disruption to wage a war on Taiwan. The United States has held firm in its support of both Ukraine and Taiwan, and Kurt Campbell, coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs on the National Security Council, rejected claims that the United States couldn't handle two wars at one time.

However, the Global Times, a frequent critic of the U.S., cast doubt on Campbell's claim, seemingly attempting to goad the United States into putting troops on the ground in Ukraine.