A Chinese Communist Party (CCP) military channel threatened Japan with atomic bombs, thus initiating a full-scale war, should it attempt to defend Taiwan.
According to a video contributed by journalist Jennifer Zeng via her Twitter account on July 13, the CCP is trying to intimidate an ally of Taiwan willing to support it militarily if the CCP tries to invade and annex the big island, which has an independent system of government.
“CCP Vows to Nuke Japan if Japan defends Taiwan. As Japan is the only country that has been nuked, so nuking Japan “will get twice the result with half the effort.” Zeng wrote.
The video was removed from the network on July 14, after garnering millions of views and tens of thousands of comments and ‘likes,’ cites Indian media OpIndia.
In the video, subtitled in English, the CCP military channel threatened to carry out continuous nuclear strikes against Japan until Japan’s second unconditional surrender.
The CCP threat alludes to the nuclear bombing suffered by the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II, launched by the Allied forces.
“As long as Japan realises it cannot afford to pay the price of war, it will not dare to send troops to the Taiwan Strait,” is apparently what the CCP assumes will happen, according to the video.
For years, the CCP has violated international treaties protecting the region and infringed on the interests of nearby countries.
On the other hand, the Japanese cabinet needs to stabilize security in Taiwan, which simultaneously represents international stability. Furthermore, Japan seeks to join with other countries to create a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
In this regard, Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi criticized the CCP for unilaterally changing the status quo in the region, according to a defense white paper approved by the cabinet.
Japan “will never accept the CCP’s actions to exacerbate tensions in the East China Sea, South China Sea and other waters,” Kishi said, as noted by the alternative media outlet Gnews.
He added: “As the standard-bearer of universal values in the Indo-Pacific region, Japan must join hands with like-minded partners. Japan loves freedom and believes in democracy. It abhors human rights violations and insists on opposing any attempts to pass. The act of power to change order.”
Both Japan and Taiwan are allies of the United States, which has continuously reiterated its military support should the CCP attempt to attack them militarily.
In this context, the Biden administration’s nominee for Secretary of the Navy, Carlos Del Toro, addressed the sensitive issue on July 13.
“This requires a comprehensive review of our national commitment to Taiwan. We should focus on providing Taiwan with as many self-defense measures as possible,” Del Toro stated.
Also, last year, U.S. Navy Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider confirmed U.S. support for Japan, stating, “The United States is 100%, absolutely steadfast in its commitment to help the government of Japan with the situation in the Senkakus. That is 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”