A former Chinese diplomat and current Chinese international relations analyst claimed that the Chinese regime would bomb the United States and Australia if they decided to ‘interfere’ with the reunification of Taiwan and China.
Victor Gao, who served as a translator for former Communist dictator Deng Xiaoping who gave the order to massacre the students at Tiananmen in 1989 and now serves as an international analyst for the Chinese Communist Party, referring to the possibility of U.S. allied forces, Australia intervening in CCP attempts to forcibly ‘unify’ Taiwan, said:
“Those who want to block unification will be doomed to fail. If Australia goes to fight together with U.S. soldiers in China’s drive for reunification between China’s mainland and China’s Taiwan, then you are talking about the worst thing you could dream of – a war between China and the United States,” the former diplomat asserted.
“That would soon escalate out of control and that will be Armageddon, Armageddon, and Armageddon,” Gao added in an interview, according to Daily Mail.
In his remarks, Gao took aim at the Australian government, which recently signed an agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom (AUKUS) to acquire nuclear-capable submarines to balance the growing CCP threat in the region.
“The AUKUS deal will have one big consequence for Australia as it will no longer enjoy the benefit and the very rare privilege of not being targeted with nuclear weapons going forward,” Gao said.
“This is what I hope the Australian people will come to realize, that you need to deal with China with respect, as much as you give to the United States,” the former diplomat demanded.
Victor Gao is chairman of the China Energy Security Institute and vice-president of the Centre for China and Globalisation. They are considered a high-level think tank for the CCP, which usually uses them to express its views.
Tension in the Asia Pacific region between the Chinese regime and its neighbors has continuously escalated recently due to Beijing’s belligerent attitude and the commitment reaffirmed by Taiwan’s allied countries.
Although the CCP tried to intimidate Taiwan by sending warplanes to fly close to its airspace, it got the opposite results.
Not only did the Biden administration reaffirm its commitment to arming Taiwan, but the island’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, confirmed to the media that U.S. troops are training Taiwanese soldiers.
Due to the feud between Beijing and Australia, which began during the pandemic after the Australian government demanded an independent investigation into the origin of the virus in Wuhan and pointed to the CCP’s responsibility, and then escalated due to the CCP blocking major Australian imports causing it serious economic damage, the tension between the two nations is at its worst.
But the CCP’s problems do not only revolve around the United States and Australia.
The United Kingdom, the United States’ most important and loyal ally, has also signaled that it would support Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion.
The Japanese foreign minister, for his part, assured that Japan was analyzing all possibilities of intervening if Taiwan is attacked since, according to the official, whatever happens on the island has consequences for Japan as well.
Because of a border conflict between China and India in the Himalayas, where Chinese soldiers massacred Indian servicemen, anti-CCP sentiment has grown in the last year among Indians.
In October this year, India, Japan, the United States, and Australia conducted joint military exercises in the Pacific to send a warning signal to the bellicose CCP.
Another factor is that the Chinese military has no real combat experience, unlike the U.S., British and Australian armies.
And although Beijing has large numbers of soldiers and armaments, Chinese technology is known to be inferior and substandard.
Perhaps for this reason and because Gao’s statements went far due to the high profile of the media that interviewed him, the former diplomat tried to tone down his threats by saying:
“China at its heart is a country of pandas. Do you think a kangaroo will fear a panda? Probably not. A panda probably will run away in front of a leg-kicking kangaroo.”