This article appeared in Brandon J. Weichert’s occasional op-ed column at Real Clear Politics. China’s dominance will not come at … More
This article appeared on October 21, 2020 in my column at The Washington Times. Taiwan is about to be attacked by China. … More
Gordon G. Chang, Martin Seiff, and Brandon J. Weichert join Paolo von Schirach of the Global Policy Institute to discuss Sino-American relations after COVID-19.
Brandon J. Weichert sat down with Steve Schiller of the Steel on Steel radio program to discuss the ongoing Shadow War between the United States and China. Bottom line: whatever Trump does, the Chinese threat is not going away. Listen in for more details.
Brandon J. Weichert was interviewed by Gordon G. Chang for the Gatestone Institute’s assessment on the tech war.
It’s time to draw-down U.S. forces from South Korea and move them on to Taiwan, only then can the United States build a proper defensive perimeter around China in the Asia-Pacific and only then will Washington be playing to its traditional strengths as a maritime power.
The Chinese are a great people with a rich history. They have known general dominance throughout their 4,000-year history. What’s more, as Deng Xiaoping said when the Soviet Union collapsed, China has been engaged in a second Cold War with the United States. They’ve been winning—and they will continue to do so unless we do more than what we’ve been doing to counter them.
“Make no mistake: China will not leave Taiwan alone to its own devices. What’s more, the Chinese believe they have a decades-long historical record of American actions supporting Taiwan when faced against a potential Chinese military threat. China has made it their mission to reacquire Taiwan—sooner rather than later. Given America’s previous support for Taiwanese independence, Washington had better be prepared to withstand Chinese attacks against U.S.”
“Syria’s proximity to Europe is also beneficial because the Chinese are seeking to not only tie together as much of Eurasia as possible through trade, but they want to do so in a way that a) undermines the influence of the United States and b) reduces the military threat the United States poses to Chinese interests.”
“Everything in China is being integrated into the overall Chinese state system. And, so, when it comes to space exploration they are very open about the fact that this is not just for scientific gain. There is no divide in China between a civilian space program and a military one, as exists in the United States. There is a full, integrated effort to dominate space, militarily for the satellite purposes in the near-term. But, in the long-term, the Chinese have every intention of going to space for economic reasons.”