Former head of state Chinese newspaper claims that the war with the United States is “likely”

A prominent former editor-in-chief of Global Times, a very popular state-owned Chinese media, released a commentary on Saturday urging Chinese citizens to “prepare for a military struggle” in the near future.

A commentary written by journalist Hu Xijin came out last Thursday after US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and six other US officials visited Taiwan’s capital, Taipei.Visit is strong Blame Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, warned that China “is categorically opposed to any form of formal exchange between the United States and Taiwan.”

Hu, who Resignation Since his post at the end of last year, 30 years later in the newspaper, he continues to be a loud and influential state media figure with about 460,000 Twitter followers.

Earlier this month, President Hu article The Global Times claims that Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan as part of its territory is “the most important to China by Washington on Taiwan issues since Lee Teng-hui, then regional leader of the island, visited the United States. It’s a serious provocation. ” 1996. “

upon twitterAt the same time, he wrote that Pelosi was “playing with fire” and “her visit must have serious consequences.”

His latest comment About the very tense situation in the US, China and Taiwan, as reported by NewsweekHu argued that “eventually” a “direct military conflict” was “very likely.” He said there was a “crisis” in Taiwan.

“As the situation in the Taiwan Strait worsens, we need to prepare for a military struggle,” Hu wrote.

Regardless of who started the conflict, Hu added that all sorts of “severe military crises” are very important, even if they are not wars.

Senator Graham declared in a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday that “all options are being considered” as to whether the United States will provide military assistance to Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion.

Tensions have continued to rise between China and Taiwan since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began. Speculation About the possibility that China will invade Taiwan. The United States continues to show its support for Taiwan by sending prominent envoys to the capital of the island nation.

Featured image via White House, CGTN

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