On Wednesday, October 19, the National News Agency in Taipei said, “The Biden administration is considering a plan to jointly produce weapons with Taiwan.”
Meanwhile, some Japanese media said that the U.S. is considering arms production with Taiwan, and the issue is being discussed at the State Department.
The news outlet reported, “All options will be reviewed, said the quoted U.S. government sources, adding, there will be two ways, the first is that the U.S. transfers technology to Taipei, or there, parts are manufactured for assembly in North America.”
On the other hand, an investigation by Reuters, clarified that the president of the U.S.-Taiwan Chamber of Commerce, Han Rubo said, “It is in the initial procedural stage,” referring to this project. He stressed that this was “one piece of the puzzle, not a game-changer.”
The focus is on providing missile technology to Taipei with more ammunition and long-term deployment.
Rubo pointed out, “To carry out such measures, U.S. arms manufacturers must first apply for licenses from the State Department and the Department of Defense. The U.S. government may have concerns about providing key technologies to foreign production platforms, so it resists approval of joint production licenses.”
Also, Vedant Patel, spokesman for the U.S. State Department, said, “Washington is carefully considering multiple possibilities in accordance with the Taiwan Relations Act.”
Finally, Chinese Taipei Foreign Ministry spokesman Ou Jiangnan said that Taiwan-U.S. partnership is very sold and the United States is committed to strengthening asymmetric warfare capabilities under the Taiwan Relations Act and the six guarantees scheme.
Xi Jinping intimidates Taiwan at 20th CPC National Congress
During the opening of the 20th National Congress of the CCP, Xi Jinping in his long speech, assured that the Party will use military force against Taiwan.
The CCP claims territories over the southern and eastern seas, as well as a section of the Himalayas, which has provoked Japan, India, and Southeast Asia, together with the United States and Australia, to form the Quad, a treaty of reciprocal military assistance.
Following this, the CCP’s military wing responded, “China needs to safeguard dignity and fundamental interests.”
Xi declared during the Party meeting that the next five years will be crucial, and he added that military efforts on Taiwan have been intensified.
Taiwan government adviser, The CCP sees Taiwan as a historical aberration that will be corrected, and Xi does not consider this unification just a slogan, it is a plan of action to follow through on.
Chang Wu-ueh, Taiwan government adviser said, “Before, Communist leaders talked about reunification in the long term. Now, it is the number one priority on Xi Jinping’s imperialist agenda.”
The foreign press in Beijing, during the CCP’s 20th Congress, described the meeting as, “The Marxist-Leninist version of a papal conclave, a world shrouded in opacity and mystery, a regime wary of losing its grip on the faithful.”