We are not afraid of China! After Beijing’s nuclear threat to Japan, the United Kingdom retaliates furiously.
The United Kingdom has retaliated angrily after China threatened to deploy nuclear weapons against Japan earlier this week.
Ben Wallace, the Secretary of Defense, has cautioned that the West must do everything possible to avert a new Cold War in Asia. Mr Wallace also asserted that China does not frighten the United Kingdom, claiming that a new aircraft carrier will be launched as soon as international law permits. “It is no secret that China shadows and challenges ships passing international waters on perfectly legal routes,” he said. We will respect China, and we hope China will respect us… we will sail where international law permits.”
Mr Wallace also told The Times that, despite China’s claim to much of the South China Sea, Britain has a “responsibility” to insist on freedom of navigation when the HMS Queen Elizabeth and its fleet pass through on their route to Japan.
In August, HMS Queen Elizabeth will participate in drills with Australia, France, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, and the United States in the Philippines Sea.
Mr Wallace remained silent on China’s 12-mile buffer zone around a new military installation under construction in the country.
Chinese personnel aired angry messages and threats whenever a US boat or plane sailed too close to or over the base, which was built on disputed territory in the South China Sea.
That is why British ships have remained in uncontested international waters.
“We are dedicated to working with our allies here to defend democratic ideals, address shared threats, and keep our countries safe,” Mr Wallace added.
China has vowed to nuke Japan “off the face of the earth” if Tokyo intervenes to defend Taiwan.
The status of Taiwan has been a source of contention among East Asian countries.
The Chinese Communist Party, which is attempting to integrate the separatist state into mainland China, has targeted the Taiwanese people.
China recently released a movie that was broadcast on a CCP-controlled TV channel, referencing the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings at the end of World War 2.
“When we liberate Taiwan, if Japan dares to intervene by force, even if it only sends one soldier, one jet, and one ship, we will not only return reciprocal fire but also launch a full-scale war against,” said a PLA military spokeswoman.