The relationship between the Chinese Communist Party and Taiwan has been increasingly compromised during the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus or new coronavirus pandemic. According to Harvard University political science professor Graham Allison, Taiwan’s continued quest for independence could result in an invasion by Beijing.
As Taiwan News reported, amid the disputes between the United States and the CCP after the latter brought out a repressive security law affecting Hong Kong’s autonomy, Taiwan is pushing its independence agenda despite the risks to its sovereignty.
According to Allison, with the new security law, Beijing is only succeeding in demonstrating the gap in the “one country, two systems” proposal, confirming that the CCP has reneged on its promise to respect Hong Kong’s autonomy.
Therefore, Allison explained that if Taiwan now makes progress in implementing measures that increasingly establish its independence, it could provoke an immediate reaction from Beijing, and this would lead to a war between CCP and the United States.
“Under the current circumstances, if Taiwan takes a major step toward greater independence, this is what Taiwan can do, because look at what’s happening in Hong Kong and say, ‘One country, two systems’ doesn’t work there, then we better have as much room as possible,” Allison explained, according to the VOA.
Allison also warned that because of the lack of international sanctions against the CCP, it may come to believe that it has the capacity to overcome Hong Kong and Taiwan without any consequences, forcing the United States to join in an eventual armed conflict once Beijing’s troops cross the Taiwan Strait.
Taiwan is in a dangerous position, said Allison who explained that the only reason Beijing has not carried out an attack is due to the uncertainty that the CCP may have regarding the international community’s response.
In an interview on May 27, Taiwan Foreign Minister Wu Zhaoxie, expressed concerns about a possible intervention by the CCP such as the one that has recently taken place in Hong Kong after the implementation of the security bill.
Wu said that for 50 years the CCP had been committed to a ‘one country, two systems’ policy. But now it is trying to take over the administration of Hong Kong. “We are also concerned that China may take military action against Taiwan,” Wu said.
Hong Kong Free Press said the “one country, two systems” policy states that Hong Kong belongs to China but is governed as a “Special Administrative Region,” a Basic Law that came into effect when British administration ended in 1997.
However, the Special Administrative Region’s capacity is now at its most vulnerable after a bill seeking to prohibit secession, terrorism, and foreign intervention was passed in the National People’s Congress.
According to Wu, when the CCP is facing a domestic crisis it often finds scapegoats outside to change its approach, so he said that Taiwan can become a scapegoat in the CCP’s eyes, the VOA reported.