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(Taipei Times)   Survey of Taiwanese reveals they consider the United States moderately likeable, but with no consensus on what America would do if the quite unlikeable Chinese invaded Taiwan   (taipeitimes.com) divider line
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2022-10-03 9:58:06 PM  
"Mostly harmless."
 
TWX
2022-10-03 10:09:12 PM  
I don't blame them.  I don't think that the schizophrenic US knows exactly what it would do either.
 
2022-10-03 10:13:20 PM  
I strive for Offensiveness-Born-Of-Ignorance, but sometimes I fail
 
2022-10-03 10:17:33 PM  

TWX: I don't blame them.  I don't think that the schizophrenic US knows exactly what it would do either.


Yeah we mean we'll though.   HAHA. No.
 
2022-10-03 10:18:41 PM  

Richard Freckle: TWX: I don't blame them.  I don't think that the schizophrenic US knows exactly what it would do either.

Yeah we mean we'll though.   HAHA. No.


Well. dumbfarking iPhone
 
2022-10-03 10:20:00 PM  

TWX: I don't blame them.  I don't think that the schizophrenic US knows exactly what it would do either.


This is too real.
 
2022-10-03 10:25:05 PM  

TWX: I don't blame them.  I don't think that the schizophrenic US knows exactly what it would do either.


Biden made it pretty clear!

"Biden says U.S. forces would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion"

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/19/biden-says-us-forces-would-defend-taiwan-in-the-event-of-a-chinese-invasion.html
 
2022-10-03 10:26:56 PM  

Weatherkiss: TWX: I don't blame them.  I don't think that the schizophrenic US knows exactly what it would do either.

This is too real.


Islands like East Timor probably have a somewhat accurate sense of what the USA does in the Pacific.
 
2022-10-03 10:31:21 PM  

KCinPA: TWX: I don't blame them.  I don't think that the schizophrenic US knows exactly what it would do either.

Biden made it pretty clear!

"Biden says U.S. forces would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion"

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/19/biden-says-us-forces-would-defend-taiwan-in-the-event-of-a-chinese-invasion.html


As if Biden has negotiated non-Chinese suppliers to supercede and replace any Chinese contracts. The USA will continue to support China: they will keep buying Rubbermaid product from China, Disney will continue to produce domestic movies with an eye for export to Chinese audiences, US real estate will continue to be sold to Chinese corporate landlords, US universties will keep those international student funds flowing (and thus continue training the current generation of computer nerds who will fight the USA in the digital front), and the Family Trump will continue to enjoy their Chinese trademarks.
 
2022-10-03 10:33:58 PM  
Rebuilding trust isn't easy, but whatcha gonna do?

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2022-10-03 11:12:06 PM  
Depends on who is President at the time.

And the Chinese can watch & wait for the "right" one.
 
2022-10-03 11:43:15 PM  
Ambiguity over Taiwan is useful because direct challenge of China's position would escalate tensions. China and the US have put a lot of ef
 
2022-10-03 11:43:30 PM  

Meatsim1: Ambiguity over Taiwan is useful because direct challenge of China's position would escalate tensions. China and the US have put a lot of ef


Effort into avoiding war
 
2022-10-04 12:30:51 AM  

TWX: I don't blame them.  I don't think that the schizophrenic US knows exactly what it would do either.


Afghanistan is still pretty fresh in the mind of the U.S electorate, so the idea of another protracted international conflict wouldn't be an easy sell.

Still....Taiwan produces a huge percentage of the world's semiconductors and chips.  If the spin doctors pushed a "threatened business interests" narrative, that might resonate more with red states than a "standing up for democracy" narrative.  Or maybe not.  Lots of people don't know or particularly care where their consumer products originate.

But I think the "diplomatic ambiguity" status quo will be maintained.  Any military conflict between the U.S. and China over Taiwan would be far too costly for all three parties concerned.
 
2022-10-04 3:00:22 AM  

KCinPA: TWX: I don't blame them.  I don't think that the schizophrenic US knows exactly what it would do either.

Biden made it pretty clear!

"Biden says U.S. forces would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion"

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/19/biden-says-us-forces-would-defend-taiwan-in-the-event-of-a-chinese-invasion.html


The US' official stance regarding Taiwan and the threat of a Chinese invasion is essentially this:

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Nobody knows what the US will do because of how volatile your internal politics are.  Between conservative and isolationist political leaders and a population of disinterested bubble dwellers even if a President supports action in Taiwan it's unlikely there would be domestic support for it nor would there be money to throw behind it.

Even the minor degree of material support being given to Ukraine is unpopular with Republicans, and that's without the use of any American personnel.
 
2022-10-04 10:17:04 AM  

TWX: I don't blame them.  I don't think that the schizophrenic US knows exactly what it would do either.


Just look to Ukraine.  That's exactly what the US would do.
 
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