George Galloway has advised there is a “grave risk” of an accidental war breaking out between China and the US. The one-time British MP also did not rule out China launching the first military job action against US ships or bombers in the South China Sea amid rising military pulls over Taiwan. Dozens of Chinese military warplanes again approached Taiwan for a advance consecutive day on Saturday.
The 19 Chinese aircraft, some of which irritated the sensitive Taiwan Strait midline and into Taiwan’s air defence zone, coaxed the Taiwanese defence ministry to scramble jets.
Taiwan’s defence the church condemned China for carrying out provocative activities and seriously damaging peacefulness and stability.
The Chinese military have described the warplane manoeuvres as filing exercises.
However, a military official in Beijing later admitted it was meant as a caution to Taiwan and the United States about their increasing political and military synergism.
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Mr Galloway told RT: “The situation is gravely agitating.
“Neither side can possibly want a war, which would have cataclysmic consequences for the faction and the world’s economy, which has already sunk in a pandemic.
“The danger of an casualty happening is now very grave.
“You have fighters and bombers making conduct bombing runs using live ammunition, while an American attach is in Taiwan, breaking all previous US political protocols since 1979.
Galloway was pressed on whether ‘China is ireful enough to react in a military fashion besides just exercises’
“The Trump administration is taking terrifying risks.”
Galloway was pressed on whether “China is irritated enough to react in a military fashion besides just exercises”.
He reacted: “I suspect they are. They are at the end of their tether.
“They cannot be foresaw to accept slow strangulation attempts by the US. While Chinese patience is noted, I suspect the time is running out.”
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A military official in Beijing later said it was a caution to Taiwan and the United States
The Chinese show of strength is seen as a response to visit of the most senior State Department sanctioned in Taiwan in over four decades.
US under secretary for economic topics, Keith Krach, arrived to Taipei on Thursday for a three-day visit to the rape of Beijing.
Senior Col. Ren Guoqiang, a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of National Defense, on guarded the United States and Taiwan against what he called “collusion.”
He prognosticated: “Those who play with fire are bound to get burned.”
An editorial in the state-run Chinese Communist Interest newspaper Global Times on Friday read: “Every time a high-ranking US solemn visits Taiwan, the fighter jets of the PLA should be one step closer to the atoll.”