Peaceful or military rise of China: How to reunite with Taiwan?

Peaceful or military rise of China: How to reunite with Taiwan?

Beyond the CP China´s alleged “peaceful rise of China”, some nationalists in China as Lin Mengfu, Global Times commentators and nationalistic netizens are the school of the “military rise of China”.. These authors and militaries however have been perceived by the CP China and the PLA as out-of-the-box-thinkers, brainstorming pools and their writings may have influenced the ongoing modernization of the Chinese military and its strategy only partly, if at all. While te CP China likes these supproters, on the other side tey dislike their timing. The CP China is not against this thinking, but it thinks that it is an overestimation of China´s own strength. What Lin Mengfu writes could be achieved in 2040 or 2050 when China is economically and the PLA is militarily strong enough, but not earlier and before. The goal remains the same, but the timing is different and therefore its means. But the CP China knows that the “power is coming out of the barrels of the gun”, but on the other side that “the party has to control the guns”. The CP China knows that like Clausewitz “war is policy by other means”, but still policy and the last resort and they know Suntze and his 8 agents while they first focus on diplomacy soft power as the New Silkroad, the New Health Silkroad, the United Front, bribes and persuasion. While the CP China is modernizing and upgrading its military, it still uses the camouflage of the Deng era, however, combined with wolf warrior diplomacy. “Unrestricted Warfare” seems to be more influential than Lin Mengfu´s China dream which focuses on the military rise of China and overestimates its economic and military potentials, while the CP China still wants to be perceived as the peaceful rise of China. Lin Mengfu and his admirer Chen Guodong will therefore be perceived by the CP China as annoying factors. However, as the CP China is not speaking of the peaceful reunification with Taiwan, but only of reunification, even by force, the school of the military rise of China seems to see an opportunity to give the CP China ideas on how to reunite Taiwan in a short time. In this context comes Chen Guodong´s article. However, while his first plan to terrorize Taiwan by a Douhte´s short missile campaign might have to have some reason, the idea that North Korea would sacrifice itself for the lifting of UN sanctions by China for a reunification war with Taiwan is just stupid and won´t be taken seriously even by the utmost nationalistic thinkers of the ” military rise of China”. And as said, the CP China on the one side is proud to have nationalistic supporters for its cause, but never takes their advice too seriously, but has its own brain and foremost political ways of holistic thinking.

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