A U.S. Defense Department report issued last week overstates the capacities of China’s armed forces and trumps up the nation’s standoff with Taiwan in a bid to bolster arms exports to the island, the Chinese Defense Ministry said on Monday (see GSN, May 8).
Taiwan buys weapons from America= America gets cash. Cash that allows America to buy Chinese goods = China gets cash. Taiwan buys so much weapons from America, it can’t spend much on anything else, further relying economically on China for its needs = China has Taiwan in its pockets, and now Taiwan is a part of China economically (more so than before) = peaceful re-unification of Taiwan with Mainland China. Isn’t this what China wants? Why are they complaining?