It was reported Chinese military aircraft conducted an exercise that simulated an attack on a U.S. aircraft carrier as tensions in the region continue to simmer after Beijing announced last week that Taiwan’s independence would mean war.
The Financial Times, citing intelligence officials from the U.S. and other countries, reported the pilots in the H-6 bombers used the USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier group, which is in the South China Sea, as their mock target. The paper reported these intel officials said they gathered the information from cockpit conversations between pilots for the People’s Liberation Army during the exercise.
The tension between the U.S. and China has been high for several reasons, from the Trump-era trade war, claims in the South China Sea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and its treatment of Uighurs. The U.S. State Department recently said its commitment to Taiwan is “rock solid.”
Reuters reported last week that Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said at a monthly press conference that Beijing flew a dozen military jets into Taiwan airspace earlier this month because it was “necessary actions to address the current security situation.”
Wu said those who play with fire “burn themselves” and “Taiwan independence means war.”
TREND FORECAST: TOP TRENDS OF 2021: THE RISE OF CHINA: As we have forecast, the 20th century was the American century – the 21st century will be the Chinese century. The business of China is business; the business of America is war. 
While America spent countless trillions waging and losing endless wars and enriching its military-industrial complex, China has spent its trillions advancing the nation’s businesses and building its 21st-century infrastructure. 
Moreover, it should be made clear that despite the scores of trillions U.S. taxpayers have poured into the pockets of the military/industrial/intelligence complex, the “We’re #1” nation has not won a war since World War II… a war that the U.S.S.R. was also instrumental in fighting the Axis powers.
Therefore, absent pure insanity (which reigns deep in the heartless souls and egotistical minds of politicians), considering the weaponry of New Millennium Warfare, which Gerald Celente had detailed in his keynote speaker address at the Virginia Military Institute in 2000, a war between the U.S. and China would be the end of life on earth as we know it. 
As Albert Einstein noted when asked what weapons would be used to fight World War III, he said, “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
TRENDPOST: Earlier this month, Secretary of State Antony Blinken called China the greatest threat to the U.S. and said former President Trump was right in taking a tougher stance against Beijing. China’s economy grew an estimated 1.9 percent last year, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), making it the world’s only major economy not to shrink during the worldwide economic lockdown.
A bigger economy means a bigger, bolder military.
The Economist wrote that China is not particularly popular with its neighbors but “it will be difficult to persuade those neighbors to do anything that will rock the boat, given China’s growing clout and America’s diminished standing.”
The U.S. has also been criticized for sending mixed messages to both China and our allies in the region.
Perry Link, an Emeritus Professor of East Asian studies at Princeton, wrote in this week’s issue of the New York Review of Books that the U.S. has been hesitant to stand up to China in any meaningful way. He wrote that in 1989, “within days of the Tiananmen massacre, despite international sanctions on Beijing, President Bush secretly sent emissaries to assure CCP leaders that he wanted to maintain good relations.” 

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