Beijing vows to FIRE ON any US troops sent ‘to rescue Taiwan’ in the wake of an invasion as 13 Chinese warplanes are sent to menace the island’s airspace
By Chris Pleasance
December 10th 2021
Chinese troops will attack any US forces sent to defend Taiwan in the event a war over the island breaks out, Beijing’s state-back media has warned.
The Global Times newspaper, a mouthpiece for China’s Communist rulers, issued the threat after US national security adviser Jake Sullivan vowed that Washington will ‘never allow’ a Chinese invasion to take place.
Such threats are not credible because the US ‘cannot afford’ the cost of defending Taiwan, the newspaper said, urging Sullivan to shut his ‘big mouth’ and avoid ‘creating more embarrassment for your country’.