[January 20, 2023](Epoch Times reporter Zhong Yuan Taiwan interview and report) In the face of the CCP’s theory of unification and increased attacks on Taiwan’s texts and military threats, public opinion appears to be “supporting Taiwan’s deepening of bilateral relations by the United States.”Skepticism“Voice. In this regard, experts pointed out that the CCP will not give up the use of force to invade Taiwan, and the “suspicion of the United States” is the CCP’s cognitive warfare method against Taiwan. Some experts pointed out that if the “suspicion of the United States” prevails, it will weaken the defense of Taiwan and the United States.
The CCP throws away the “unification” argument and continues to attack and threaten Taiwan
Song Tao, director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the Communist Party of China, recently proposed to negotiate and unify Taiwan with “sighted people”, echoing Xi Jinping’s report on the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China that Beijing strives for “peaceful reunification” with democratic Taiwan but never promises to renounce the use of force. discuss.
In response to the CCP’s recent military drills around Taiwan, ROC Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ou Jiangan said a few days ago that when the dictatorship wants to annex Taiwan, there is no need for any reason; any event can be used as an excuse to launch an attack.
On the 20th, the Ministry of National Defense pointed out that from 6:00 a.m. on the 19th to 6:00 a.m. on the 20th, 31 sorties of common aircraft were detected (12 of which crossed the center line of the strait and violated the Southwest Air Defense Identification Zone), and 4 sub-coordinated ships continued Activities around the Taiwan Strait. According to the “Schematic Diagram of Airspace Activities around the Taiwan Strait” released by the Air Force, 6 sorties of J-11 fighters, 3 sorties of J-16 fighters, 2 sorties of J-10 fighters, and 1 sortie of BZK-007 drones crossed the center line of the Taiwan Strait and harassed the Southwest Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). The National Army uses mission aircraft, ships and shore-mounted missile systems to closely monitor and respond.
Gao Weibang: “Skepticism“It’s the CCP’s confrontation with Taiwan.cognitive warfaremethod
Lai Qingde, vice president of the Republic of China, said on the 8th that people with ulterior motives spread “suspicion of the United States” remarks and damage Taiwan-US relations. To ensure Taiwan’s security, in addition to improving self-defense capabilities, we must not allow people with serious intentions to deliberately shape doubts about the United States, otherwise Taiwan will be very dangerous.
Gao Weibang, chairman of the Taiwan Investing in China Victims Association, told The Epoch Times that “suspicion of the United States” is the CCP’s cognitive warfare method against Taiwan. Recently, he heard the remarks of several more orthodox groups during his participation in activities. In spreading “suspicion of the United States”, for example, the United States uses Taiwan as a pawn to fight against the CCP, and finally weakens the speed of the CCP’s rise and maintains the United States’ ambition to control the world. Especially after the Ukrainian War, I often heard that the U.S. helping Taiwan to resist the Communist Party would eventually lead to a war. Like Ukraine, Taiwan would be reduced to ruins and its families would be destroyed.
Gao Weibang pointed out that these partisans never criticize the CCP, nor do they think about the CCP’s ambition to annex Taiwan. Xi Jinping often promotes that the CCP wants to “unify” Taiwan. . Gao Weibang said, “Taiwan is so small. Could it be that the United States has come to help Taiwan, and we still refuse?” Then these partialists often promote “suspicious theories of the United States”, aren’t they just helping the CCP to “unify” Taiwan?
He said that there are extreme people in Taiwan who think that no matter how bad “unification” is, at least it will not turn into a war between the two sides. These people don’t know the evil of the CCP, and they don’t know how difficult it is to survive in China. Like the protesters of the “white paper revolution” recently, the CCP settled accounts and arrested these people. Their families have no way of knowing their whereabouts. He said that China’s epidemic has seriously covered up the death toll. If Taiwan is “unified” by the CCP, Taiwanese people are used to living a free and democratic life and cannot adapt to the social environment of the mainland. So if you suspect that the United States is helping Taiwan, you are actually falling for the CCP. count.
Chen Ruoshui: If the “suspicion of the United States” gains the upper hand, it will weaken the defense of Taiwan and the United States
Chen Ruoshui, a distinguished professor of the History Department of National Taiwan University, posted on Facebook on the 18th that in the face of the rising threat of the CCP, the United States actively assists Taiwan in building its defense capabilities and deters the other party’s possible adventurous actions. The United States regards Taiwan as a pawn and uses Taiwan as a battlefield. Cooperation with the United States will lead to bloodshed in Taiwan. This is a bizarre statement.
Chen Ruoshui said that all discussions about possible war in the Taiwan Strait, all military deduction and planning, have only one premise: the CCP invaded Taiwan. If this does not happen, it will be a state of peace, but the CCP not only threatens to use force, but also continues to create a dangerous situation where warplanes are approaching. The reason why Taiwan and its allies in democratic countries must strengthen their armaments and protect peace through strength, rather than relying on formal diplomatic means, is because they are facing a totalitarian political organization that is moody and treats agreements as nothing. This is universal perception.
“If Taiwan’s skepticism about the United States prevails—people really feel that the United States wants to push Taiwan into the battlefield, it will only weaken Taiwan’s military ties with the United States, harm Taiwan’s defense, and ultimately lead to defeat,” said Chen Ruoshui. .
He pointed out thatcognitive warfareIts characteristics are: not only provide false news, but also create confusion, make people lose their way, accept the enemy’s rhetoric in a state of self-doubt, and hand over their own interests. What are the best cognitive warfare outcomes? Isn’t it just turning the other party into a so-called “pacifist”? If Taiwanese want to counter cognitive warfare, they want to make themselves patriots.
Gao Weibang pointed out that in the past, the United States did not allow Taiwan to develop nuclear weapons and did not sell offensive weapons to Taiwan. Now the United States is willing to help Taiwan, and Japan also believes that “Taiwan has something to do, that is, Japan has something to do.” In fact, it wants to create a deterrent force against the CCP and hopes that the CCP will not attack Taiwan. He lamented that Taiwan’s compulsory military service was only extended for one year after the CCP strengthened its military and military threats. The source of the cross-Strait crisis is the CCP, but those who are partisans dare not criticize or doubt the CCP.
Chen Ruoshui criticizes “suspicious beauty theory”: it originated from “Great Chinaism”
Chen Ruoshui pointed out that another factor in the emergence of “suspicion of the United States” is that “hostility to the United States” is an important component of Chinese nationalism, and this doctrine also exists in Taiwan, which also has anti-American and anti-American elements, but it is more subtle In 1996, historian Yu Yingshi also said: “Democracy has begun to be fully implemented in Taiwan today. It seems that no one in Taiwan has publicly expressed dissent. In fact, nationalists secretly hate this American-style democracy. Nobody’s there.”
Chen Ruoshui said that they probably agree with the CCP’s accusation of “Taiwan’s fake democracy”, but due to the situation, it is temporarily inconvenient to publish it in writing. Now it can be seen that Yu Yingshi’s deduction is completely correct, “Suspicion of beauty, hatred of beauty, and hatred of democracy are a trinity.” However, he pointed out that Chinese nationalists’ hatred of beauty is not entirely hatred, but also mixed with envy and clinging.
Yu Yingshi called this “ressentiment,” he said. This statement may partly explain why so many Chinese nationalists immigrate to the United States, become American citizens, and their children living in this country often attend American schools or international schools. The “suspicious beauty theory” of Chinese nationalists has its two sides and hypocrisy. “Skeptical beauty theory” is a big trap, and everyone must think about it.
Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “Suspicion of the United States” is the CCP’s consistent method of cognitive warfare
Xiao Guangwei, deputy spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China, said at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ press conference, “We have noticed that there have been sporadic ‘suspicion of the United States’ recently.Anti-AmericanismThe whispers of “reappeared again. This is the consistent method of China’s (Communist) country’s cognitive warfare. It has been amplified by some local people who are interested in it. They are trying to distort the facts and take them out of context. They are waiting for the opportunity to erode the confidence of the Taiwanese people. This will further damage Taiwan-US relations. “
Xiao Guangwei said that in recent years, Taiwan-US relations have continued to develop positively. Not only have the top executives of the US administration continuously demonstrated their support for the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait and their firm commitment to Taiwan; An extraordinary visit to show support for Taiwan. From federal to local, from security, economy and trade to education and culture, the cooperation between the two sides is booming at all levels. The relationship between Taiwan and the United States is in the most intimate period in history. I believe that all walks of life It’s all there for all to see.
He emphasized that the partnership between Taiwan and the United States has become increasingly close because of shared values such as common interests and democracy and freedom. In recent years, strengthening Taiwan-U.S. relations has always been a cross-party consensus in the United States. Successive U.S. governments have abided by the “Taiwan Relations Act” and the “Six Guarantees” to implement relevant commitments to Taiwan.
Responsible Editor: Ye Ziwei#