China Denounces ‘Irresponsible’ U.S.-U.K.-Australia Military Pact

Beijing on Thursday denounced the new “AUKUS” military pact announced by Australia, the U.K., and the U.S. Wednesday, describing the alliance — which aims to counter China’s growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region — as “extremely irresponsible” and warning it “seriously undermines regional peace.”

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian speaks at the daily media briefing in Beijing on April 8, 2020. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP) (Photo by GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images)

China Threatens to ‘Crush’ U.S. Troops in Taiwan

Exuberant after President Joe Biden’s spectacular defeat in Afghanistan, China’s state-run Global Times on Tuesday warned that if any American troops are present in Taiwan when Beijing decides to recapture it by force, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will “crush them by force.”

Soldiers wearing face masks amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic stand in formation in front of a US-made M110A2 self-propelled howitzer during Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's visit to a military base in Tainan, southern Taiwan, on April 9, 2020. - Taiwan currently has just 375 confirmed Covid-19 patients and five deaths …

Local Chinese Communist Officials Share Video on Nuking Japan

A video shared by official social media accounts of local Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials this week argues China could “use nuclear bombs continuously” against Japan if the country attempts to defend Taiwan from Chinese military aggression, Newsweek reported Wednesday.

Yoshihide Suga, Japan's prime minister, speaks during a news conference at the prime minister's official residence on January 07, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and neighboring three prefectures, Kanagawa, Saitama, and Chiba on Thursday, following the recent surge in …

Biden Administration Deletes Social Media Post Featuring Flag of Taiwan

The Taiwanese government on Thursday delicately objected to the Biden White House deleting a social media post touting America’s donation of coronavirus vaccines to Taiwan, apparently because the message included an image of the Taiwanese flag. The Chinese Communist government is enraged by written or visual messages that imply Taiwan is an independent country.