BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – China has allegedly issued a warning to Taiwan amid the ongoing turmoil between the two east Asian nations.

According to the Chinese publication The Global Times, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China has many options on the table, including the possibility of turning Taiwan into another Lebanon.

“The PLA has many choices, including crossing the ‘middle line,’ flying over the Taiwan island and even turn Taiwan into a Lebanon-like situation,” the newspaper said. “These choices don’t necessarily lead to war. They are enough to force Taiwan authorities to readjust their radical policies.”

The “Lebanon-like situation” is a reference to the fourteen-year-long (1975-1989) civil war in which the small Levantine country became a battleground for foreign entities like Israel, Syria, and the Palestine Liberation Organization(PLO).

Israel ultimately used Lebanon to fight their proxy war against the Palestine Liberation Organization, while also curbing Syria’s influence from the southern part of the country.

“Washington is choosing the wrong place, time and opponent to flex its muscle in Taiwan Straits,” warned Global Times. If the U.S. military stations forces in Taiwan, China will attack, the article said. If the U.S. sells advanced fighters like the F-16V to Taiwan, the People’s Liberation Army will respond.

Meanwhile, the National Interest reported that this warning came in response to U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton complaints about Chinese J-11 fighter jets crossing the middle line of the Taiwan Strait.

“It marked the first time in almost twenty years that Chinese aircraft have done this, with Taiwanese fighters scrambling to intercept them,” the National Interest added.

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Taiwan has a unified political system, no communists and a powerful and well equipped army. It is a island too. To compare it with Lebanon is ridiculous.

Lebanon is internally divided and has a weak army.

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You know that Chiang Kai-shek was an as great mofo as Mao, don’t you?

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I do however think the Chinese could have left Lebanon out of it. Lebanon has not harmed China. And while China is becoming pally with the Israelis, the latter takes unprovoked actions against another country like the Lebanon (among others) causing mass destruction and seizing land that is not theirs, does not present a good example for China for the more internal matter of a simmering civil war between they and the Taiwanese.

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LOL, China claims its owning on the lands of… 18 countries. They pushed Sudan into a war against Eritrea since Eritrea was doing trade with Taiwan! How funny few relate Chinese very dirty foreign politics, especially in Africa, their even support Paki jihadists while at the same time they hypocritically oppress Chinese Muslims and how funny, OIC says nothing?, what a bunch of hypocrites. The Chinese are worst than the Yankees. Nevertheless, the Taiwan case could become much worst for China than if USA sells them F-16V! Well, you can count on Indians to have China regretting having protected Paki… Read more »

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The Chinese Civil War occurred from 1927 – 1950. In 1949 the Chinese Communists basically defeated the Kuomintang and the latter under General Chiang Kai Shek retreated with his party, supporters and troops to Taiwan. The Taiwanese refer to ‘Free Area’ as Taiwan and a few islands they control. The Taiwanese Constitution of 1947 on the other hand refers to ‘National Boundaries’ which includes the mainland parts of China and other areas. Basically, indicating that Taiwan (or more emphatically, the Kuomintang Party) has never relinquished a claim to the whole of China. The Chinese Communists, on the other hand, have… Read more »