Communist China was trying to intimidate the United States into not defending Taiwan from a future attack by the communist country when it conducted a successful anti-satellite missile test recently. That opinion was expressed in an interview on the website, www.onenewsnow.com on January 26 by anti-Communist activist D.J. McGuire.
The United States policy, under various presidential administrations, both Democratic and Republican, has always been to defend Taiwan in case of such an attack. Communist China has always said it considers Taiwan to actually legitimately be a part of the Communist country and has considered Taiwan’s claims of independence to be invalid.
Anti-Communist activist D.J. McGuire said the communist country had several objectives in mind when it conducted the test. In the test, China successfully shot down one of its old weather satellites with a missile. Experts have said the United States, Japan, and several other countries are afraid that China might be able to shoot one of its missiles out of the sky, if it attempted to defend Taiwan.
The anti-Communist is president of the China e-Lobby, an organization that seeks to raise awareness about the threat from Communist China. It also seeks to educate the public about human rights abuses and other aggressive acts by China.
McGuire noted that China has always considered Taiwan to be a renegade province that must be dealt with by any means necessary-including force. He said the Beijing government in China wants to keep America from considering protecting Taiwan from an attack that he believes will surely happen by 2012.
McGuire noted that the anti-satellite test was done in a very public way. He noted that was to force the United States into signing a treaty banning space weapons. The anti-communist said that as a result arms control people are “all in a flutter.” He said the Chinese hope Americans will react in fear to the test and “desperately clutch a piece of paper (an arms control agreement).” If that happens, America would not defend Taiwan from an attack by China.
The anti-Communist said the Chinese government also hopes a future Democratic administration might be more inclined to sign an arms control treaty with Communist China than might President Bush. He said Republican candidates have not discussed the issue, and President Bush has not given a clear answer as to his intentions.
McGuire is fearful that China might be able to back up its implied military threat. He said the Chinese government might be able to use missiles to take out satellites belong to the United States, in the event of an attack on Taiwan.