U.S. President Joe Biden started his first Asia tour since taking office in January 2021. After visiting South Korea from May 20 to 22, he will take a trip to Japan from May 22 to 24 and meet Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on May 23. In addition, he will spend half a day in Taiwan.
According to Timednews, Biden’s goal is retargeting China.
In this regard, Akio Yaita, director of the Taipei branch of the Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun, has written an analysis of what China is most afraid of about the trip.
Yaita said that Biden’s visit would lay out an international order after the Russia-Ukraine war. Therefore, the visit may significantly impact the future global situation.
According to Yaita, Biden’s choice to first meet with South Korea’s new president Yoon Suk-yeol would help strengthen the siege network against China.
Yaita said that the former South Korean President Moon Jae-in was part of a pro-China faction.
During the visit to Japan, Biden would “discuss how to deal with China.” Because for the United States, in the war between Ukraine and Russia, it has now grasped the absolute initiative. The Russian monster is almost finished, and now is the time to fight the biggest boss.
Yaita stressed that dealing with China requires both military and economic measures.
In terms of military, it is how to help defend Taiwan and prevent China’s expansion in the South China Sea. In terms of the economy, it is how to cut off from China.
Yaita pointed out that if the U.S. and Japan, the world’s largest and third-largest economies, really joined forces, they would have potent lethality.
In his analysis, Yaita pointed out that China is nervous about this. So first, it has sent Foreign Minister Wang Yi to negotiate with Japanese counterpart Yoshimasa Hayashi and then sent Politburo member Yang Jiechi to negotiate with U.S. National Advisor Jake Sullivan.
After Yang Jiechi and Sullivan held talks, China stated that “the Taiwan issue is the most important, sensitive, and core issue.” And Beijing threatened with harsh words that if the U.S. insisted on going its own way, China would take firm action.
Yaita wrote: “What China is most afraid of is that Japan and the U.S. will make a breakthrough on the Taiwan issue in the joint statement after the summit talks. It is also worried about Biden’s whim after visiting Japan and taking half a day to Taipei.”
Yaita added: “If it comes true, the one-China policy that China has been advocating in the international community for many years will collapse in an instant.”