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World War 3: China opposes upcoming meeting of US and Taiwan
The relations between China and the United States have been incredibly frayed to the extent that fears of a World War 3 may break out between the two major countries. As Washington prepares for an upcoming meeting with Taiwan, Beijing has strongly opposed the meeting between the two.
Express reports China’s foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin spoke against the upcoming meeting between officials in Taiwan and a US official ahead of their meeting. This would be the first meeting in six years between the two. Wang called for Washington to cease communications with Taiwan.
“China firmly opposes official exchanges between the US and Taiwan. We urge the US to abide by the one-China principle, stop all forms of official exchanges with Taiwan and refrain from sending any wrong signals to the Taiwan independence forces,” said Wang.
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar took a swipe at the Beijing government for their handling of COVID-19, which began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Azar criticized Beijing for its lack of transparency.
“Taiwan has been a model of transparency and cooperation in global health during the COVID-19 pandemic and long before it. We look forward to conveying President Trump’s support for Taiwan’s global health leadership and underscoring our shared belief that free and democratic societies are the best model for protecting and promoting health,” said Azar.
The Taiwan Relations Act of 1979 states that the United States has recognized its government to visit the country as well as provide them with the necessary arms for its protection.
Aside from China-US-Taiwan relations, the tensions between the US and North Korea have also added to fears of World War 3 sparking. According to a confidential United Nations report, the communist nation has likely developed mini nuclear devices that can fit into warheads of its ballistic missiles.
The report also lists several countries that believe North Korea’s previous six nuclear tests have helped develop the capability to create such devices. The report also suggests that the destruction of nuclear sites in North Korea back in 2018 is deceptive and also accuses the communist country of still pressing forward with its nuclear ambitions.
The United States already has plans in place to deal with North Korea should a war break out. One of those plans involves “prevention” where the US forces, authorized by President Donald Trump, would go on a military strike on Pyongyang, eliminate its leadership, and destroying the military.