When Xi Jinping inspected the Operations Command Center of the Central Military Commission on November 8, he said that “the army should concentrate all its strength on fighting, concentrate all for fighting.” This sparked speculation that the CCP was about to invade Taiwan. In a recent interview with Vision Times, Cheng Xiang, a veteran media man in Hong Kong and an expert on China affairs, also thinks that the Taiwan issue is the most pressing crisis after the CCP’s 20th National Congress. He also pointed out that the CCP would use the “Beiping Model” to invade Taiwan without using a single soldier. Beiping is another name for Beijing. The city used this name until 1949 when the communists renamed it Beijing.
As far as Cheng is concerned, Xi Jinping’s success in amending the constitution in 2018 and his success in getting re-elected are all due to his “playing the Taiwan card.” Cheng said that Xi said he hoped and requested that the unification be completed by the 100th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Cheng said, “This was not mentioned in the public document, but it was revealed internally after a meeting.”
Cheng also quoted a friend in Beijing as saying that after the 20th National Congress, Xi had said that it was necessary to “use military generals who are good at fighting and dare to fight to solve the Taiwan problem.” Therefore, the situation in Taiwan will be very dangerous for the next 5 years.
Some people think that the CCP’s war against Taiwan is a war against the United States. China is incapable of winning, and going to war means the collapse of the regime. Thus, the CCP will not use its force. Cheng said, “According to the CCP, when it comes to the military, ‘You hit you, I hit me.'” It means that the CCP doesn’t necessarily hit the opponent directly. Instead, it uses unrestricted warfare, using various means such as through united fronts, infiltration, bribery, and intimidation, causing the enemy to self-destruct from within.
Cheng said that the CCP has publicly stated that it will use the Beiping Model to solve the Taiwan issue.
Beiping was the name the Kuomintang government used for Beijing. Cheng explained that in 1948 and 1949, when the CCP attacked Beiping, the Kuomintang government outnumbered the CCP army, so a direct attack was unlikely to succeed. Therefore, the CCP dispatched spies.
Fu Dongju, the biological daughter of Fu Zuoyi – the commander of the army guarding Beiping, was used by the CCP to convince Fu Zuoyi to surrender to the CCP. The arguments put forward included that Beiping has the Imperial Palace, many ancient architectural works, … so it is impossible to fight there, otherwise the cultural relics will be destroyed. On the other hand, Fu Dongju stole all of her father’s military plans for the CCP, which led to Fu Zuoyi’s defeat.
Cheng said, “Fu Zuoyi didn’t know that his daughter was a member of the CCP at the time.” As a result, he believed his daughter and decided to surrender, that’s what the CCP calls the “Beiping model.” “Beiping model means that the CCP will build up internal forces within the enemy, then they will cooperate with the external forces,” and win without suffering the loss of a single soldier.
He also pointed out that the CCP is also currently setting up internal countermeasures in Taiwan. “For example, Ma Ying-jeou, former chairman of the Kuomintang, is a typical capitalist. He once said that the first battle of the Taiwan Strait War is the end of the war. It means that once the CCP comes, it will end.”
Cheng said that some Taiwanese think this way about the CCP, “If you don’t provoke it, it won’t hit you. This kind of thinking will make it impossible for Taiwan to build a solid defense base.” He added, “Hopefully the United States will protect it, but they also hope that the CCP will not fight.” This kind of thinking is easily exploited by the CCP. He called on the Taiwanese to be determined to defend Taiwan, and to build a solid defense against the CCP’s “Beiping Model.”