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Retired Taiwanese general calls Taiwan “pawn in US-China game”

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Retired Taiwanese general calls Taiwan “pawn in US-China game”

Taiwanese media published an interview with retired army lieutenant general Luo Jiyuan. The interview addressed issues of emerging relations between Taipei and Beijing, as well as relations between Taipei and Washington.


Luo Jiyuan:

My opinion today is that a military conflict in the Taiwan Strait cannot be completely ruled out.

At the same time, a retired Taiwanese general made it clear that he does not have any special illusions in connection with relations between Taiwan and the United States. Luo Jiyuan says there is no reason for the United States to support the island in the event of an armed conflict with the PRC.

Retired soldier:

For the United States, we are only interested in the fact that with our help it is possible to contain China. This I call the "Taiwan map" of the United States of America. But just how can these actions help the people of our island?

General Luo Jiyuan urged the authorities in Taipei to understand that Taiwan is a "pawn in the US-China game."

From the interview:

If the United States uses someone to lure mainland China, it will ultimately be Taiwan itself. And this can lead to war.

At the same time, the retired general notes that in such a situation, the Taiwanese army will have a hard time. According to him, the armed forces do not have a single ideology, there is no discipline, and there are problems with military power and what the current command considers as such.

After such an interview, some Taiwanese experts accused the general of "incorrect interpretations" and "substitution of the concepts and interests of the state."
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  1. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine April 18 2020 11: 13 New
    +2
    Taiwan, Poland, Ukraine, the Baltic states are pawns that will first fall in battle.
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 April 18 2020 11: 16 New
      0
      Quote: tihonmarine
      these are the pawns that first fall in battle.

      Hoping to crawl into the ladies.
    2. Hourly
      Hourly April 18 2020 11: 43 New
      +5
      Quote: tihonmarine
      Taiwan, Poland, Ukraine, the Baltic states are pawns that will first fall in battle.

      And their exes usually start saying "We are innocent .."
      And it's too late!
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A April 18 2020 11: 54 New
        +5
        Quote: Sentinel
        And their exes usually start saying "We are innocent .."

        Why are they all getting smarter, damn it, as soon as they are dismissed ... Why not sooner?
        1. Hourly
          Hourly April 18 2020 13: 43 New
          +5
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          Quote: Sentinel
          And their exes usually start saying "We are innocent .."

          Why are they all getting smarter, damn it, as soon as they are dismissed ... Why not sooner?

          They’re just afraid .. And then they’re trying to get over! hi
          But our Gorbach, even did not apologize to the Soviet people (for blood and hype) and even teaches Russia how to act .. That's Judas labeled with the devil .. negative
          1. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A April 18 2020 14: 06 New
            +2
            Quote: Sentinel
            But our Gorbach, even apologized to the Soviet people did not bring (for blood and hype) and even teaches Russia how to proceed

            If only I could sit quietly. No, he is bored. Tells how we should reorganize the Rabkrin, a dog ... Devils with lanterns have already been searched ...

            Will the Gorbachev Center be built? One hotbed of anti-Russian liberalism in Sverdlovsk is already worth it - indeed, it’s not a pity to give it up even for a shopping center, it will be more useful. Is it possible that the idea of ​​building the same thing in Stavropol would come to someone's bad head?
    3. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft April 18 2020 12: 43 New
      -1
      Quote: tihonmarine
      Taiwan, Poland, Ukraine, the Baltic states are pawns that the first will fall in battle.

      They will have to live to see it ....
  2. Doccor18
    Doccor18 April 18 2020 11: 14 New
    +3
    It is a pawn in the game and precisely for containment. It would be a shock to the Americans if the politicians of the PRC and Taiwan amicably agree and join forces for the further prosperity of the nation. By the way, the business on both sides of the strait connects so much that it may well come to that. By connecting, each will eliminate a bunch of problems, and the synergy effect will be obviously positive.
    1. gsev
      gsev April 18 2020 14: 53 New
      +2
      Quote: Doccor18
      It would be a shock to the Americans if the politicians of the PRC and Taiwan amicably agree and join forces for the further prosperity of the nation.

      The unification of China and Hong Kong showed that neither the elite of Hong Kong nor ordinary citizens lost from such a union. Apparently, the elite of Taiwan is beginning to understand that it is time to begin negotiations with mainland China on the conditions for unification with the preservation of great autonomy.
  3. sanik2020
    sanik2020 April 18 2020 11: 21 New
    0
    General Luo Jiyuan urged the authorities in Taipei to understand that Taiwan is a "pawn in the US-China game."

    It is the authorities who understand all this, deftly teasing both China and the United States, taking advantage of their loved ones, and if a mess begins, they will rush to America as refugees, receive citizenship and quietly live out in their new "homeland" ...
  4. taiga2018
    taiga2018 April 18 2020 11: 24 New
    +2
    Pawns in chess are very important figures, and Taiwan and a number of other states are simply sacrificial sheep ...
  5. frizzy
    frizzy April 18 2020 11: 38 New
    +5
    Che is blocked in our place in Kazakhstan. I exit the VPN through the current, the mobile version, I did not check lazy mother on-off on the PC. !!!
    1. Hourly
      Hourly April 18 2020 11: 46 New
      +1
      Quote: frizzy
      Che is blocked in our place in Kazakhstan. I exit the VPN through the current, the mobile version, I did not check lazy mother on-off on the PC. !!!

      The kid Tony Blair was advised to see the brightest Nursultan))) there, after all, in Kazakhstan, the US biolaboratory has been operating for a long time .. hi
      And China is close there ...
      1. for
        for April 18 2020 22: 48 New
        0
        Quote: Sentinel

        The kid Tony Blair advised the brightest Nursultan advised))) there, after all, in Kazakhstan, the US biolaboratory has been operating for a long time

        Yeah, they turned it off in Kazakhstan, but not the west.
  6. alone
    alone April 18 2020 11: 53 New
    +1
    Did the Taiwanese general understand this when he retired? Well, it’s clear that the island plays the role of a pawn in the global confrontation between the United States and China .. The only question is when the island will be left to its own devices ..
  7. Butchcassidy
    Butchcassidy April 18 2020 12: 04 New
    +1
    You'd think he lied. As soon as they become "former", then immediately "eyes open".
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 April 18 2020 12: 34 New
    +1
    Retired and this all explains.
  9. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter April 18 2020 12: 35 New
    -1
    Naive ... pawns. Pawns in the queens can come out ... They are laboratory rats ...
  10. knn54
    knn54 April 18 2020 12: 36 New
    0
    If China does not make US concessions on a number of issues .;
    - The Chinese authorities should make an exception to American companies — exempt them from the mandatory transfer of intellectual property in exchange for permission to work in the Middle Kingdom :;
    - reduction of the trade deficit in bilateral relations, i.e. to buy more American goods :;
    - That China ceases to build artificial islands in the South China Sea, erect military facilities on existing atolls and interfere with international shipping;
    - refuse ballistic missiles of medium and shorter range, sign an agreement with the USA on their ban with the possibility of joining other countries. The White House makes it clear that until
    That is, China should not interfere with US influence from the Asia-Pacific region.
    1. gsev
      gsev April 18 2020 15: 02 New
      0
      Quote: knn54
      If China does not make concessions

      Under the first paragraph, I will assume that the PRC prefers to expel foreign companies from their country if they cannot contribute to the scientific and technological development of the PRC. The second item is open for diplomatic bargaining. Everything else can be requested only after a victorious war over the PRC .. Recent events have shown the convincing superiority of the PRC in the event of a biological war.
  11. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft April 18 2020 12: 38 New
    0
    According to him, the armed forces do not have a single ideology, there is no discipline and there are problems with military power and the fact that the current command considers such.

    But this, apparently, is the fault of the general himself, because he did not resign from the army as an infantry platoon commander ....
    Such high-ranking retired military men who retire (which is more than most civilians) and wail their armed forces amuse, and at the same time give wise advice to the military-political leadership of their country ....
    Unfortunately, both in our country and in Ukraine there are a lot of them ... they usually like to "cut the truth" about the ongoing lawlessness in the Armed Forces, trying not to touch their personal "contribution" to the development of the Armed Forces and the defense capability of their country ...
  12. faterdom
    faterdom April 18 2020 14: 03 New
    0
    I hope other Taiwanese generals think so ... Then in the event of a conflict provoked by the Americans, their actions may turn out to be an unpleasant surprise for the political leadership of Taiwan and the United States.
    At the same time - an instructive example for South Korea and Japan.
  13. Ros 56
    Ros 56 April 18 2020 14: 15 New
    0
    Do not worry the general, there are many of these on the globe. Such is the dialectic.
  14. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer April 18 2020 18: 36 New
    0
    What a clever general. It was not in vain that he wore epaulettes)))) the fact that Taiwan was just an instrument against China was understandable on the second day after the declaration of independence of Taiwan.
    1. Kapellan23
      Kapellan23 April 18 2020 23: 52 New
      0
      The Republic of China has not declared independence from anyone, it only considers the mainland of its territory to be temporarily occupied.
      1. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft April 19 2020 02: 10 New
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        Quote: Kapellan23
        she only considers the mainland of her territory temporarily occupied.

        By whom?
      2. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer April 19 2020 09: 52 New
        -1
        Yeah, and mainland China considers Taiwan to be a temporarily occupied territory. Everyone is right in his own way))))