An April 13, 2021 article titled "Is The U.S. Supporting Or Harming Taiwan?" published by the Chinese media outlet Huaxia asserted that the U.S. is continuing to stir up trouble for China by playing the "Taiwan card."
The article stated that the U.S. is playing the role of rescuer in a conflict of its own making, as the "continuous intensification of cross-strait political and military confrontation" fuels Taiwan's belief that it needs a protector. In fact, it argued, Taiwan's confidence in U.S. protection is misplaced because the U.S. goal is to contain China by creating "a Taiwan Strait war so that the Chinese on both sides of the strait will fight each other." Ultimately, it said, the U.S. support is harming Taiwan. "Chinese should not fight against Chinese," it concluded, adding that Taiwan should therefore refuse to remain a "pawn" of the U.S.
Below are excerpts of the article in Huaxia:
'The Actions Of The U.S. Have Undoubtedly Sent A Seriously Wrong Signal To The 'Taiwan Independence' Forces On The Island'
"The U.S. has come up with more trickery on the Taiwan issue. On April 9, the U.S. issued a new version of the 'Guidelines for U.S. Government Interactions with Taiwan Counterparts' which claims to encourage the U.S. government to engage with Taiwan and deepen 'unofficial relations.' The [Taiwan's] Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities claimed that the new standards have opened a 'new chapter' in U.S.-Taiwan relations.
"On the day that the Biden administration announced the new version of the 'Guidelines for U.S. Government Interactions with Taiwan Counterparts,' Taiwan's media disclosed that the U.S. would sell 400 new Javelin missiles and 42 launch systems to Taiwan, valued at U.S. $117.1 million.
"On April 8, Democratic Senator [Bob] Menendez, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. Senate, launched the 'Strategic Competition Act of 2021' to strengthen comprehensive strategic competition with China.  He announced that he had won the joint support of both parties...
"The purpose of this 283-page 'Strategic Competition Act of 2021' is to curb the development of mainland China and its ever-increasing global influence. The key point is that the U.S. government must encourage and unite its allies to take more actions to contain the rise of mainland China.
"Prior to this, the American Association in Taiwan and the Taiwan Representative Office in the U.S. signed the Memorandum of Cooperation between the U.S. and Taiwan in Washington. This is the first memorandum signed by the U.S. and Taiwan under Biden's tenure. U.S. Ambassador to Palau John Hennessey-Niland [also] visited Taiwan, with Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr.
"The above series of actions by the U.S. against Taiwan can be seen as its determination to play the 'Taiwan card' in order to put pressure on mainland China. The aim of the U.S. is to use Taiwan as a chess piece, provoke Taiwan maritime affairs, let the Chinese fight the Chinese, cause problems for mainland China, and achieve its strategic goals...
"In recent years, the U.S. has frequently played the 'Taiwan card.' It promulgated many Taiwan-related bills and sent warships across the Taiwan Strait many times. The U.S. aircraft carrier battle group entered the South China Sea many times. The U.S. has been showing off its military power and causing regional tension. As it continues to play the 'Taiwan card,' the 'Taiwan independence' elements on the island cheer for joy. The actions of the U.S. have undoubtedly sent a seriously wrong signal to the 'Taiwan independence' forces on the island. Regarding the U.S.'s playing of the 'Taiwan card,' the DPP authorities did not feel the unprecedented crisis and pressure in the Taiwan Strait. They mistakenly believe they can rely on U.S. help, and actively cooperate with the Americans to play the 'Taiwan card.' Playing the 'Taiwan card' has aggravated the extreme complexity and severity of the situation across the Taiwan Strait.
"The U.S. plays the 'Taiwan card' in order to contain the development of the mainland China. It hides its evil intentions. It does its utmost to create a Taiwan Strait war so that the Chinese on both sides of the strait will fight each other...
'The U.S. Is Continuously Selling High-Priced Second-Hand Weapons And Equipment To Taiwan'
"With the so-called U.S. support, the DPP authorities unscrupulously provoke mainland China. Wu Zhaoxie, in charge of Taiwan's foreign affairs, arrogantly claimed that if Taiwan were attacked by the mainland, it would fight to the end. This also shows that the DPP authorities are desperately relying on the U.S. to resist China, and will seek the difficult road of 'Taiwan independence.' This has brought cross-strait relations to an unsolvable dead end. It leads to the continuous intensification of cross-strait political and military confrontation. The already high risk is constantly rising. The slogan 'Fight to the end' reflects the guilty conscience and fear of the DPP authorities. Wu was actually speaking to the U.S. and begging for protection.
"The 'strengthening Taiwan' policy is only a disguise for U.S.'s true intention to 'resist China.' The U.S. is continuously selling high-priced second-hand weapons and equipment to Taiwan. Taiwan must accept it unconditionally to pay the 'protection fees.' Taiwan becomes a victim. The U.S. pressures the DPP authorities to import American pork containing clenbuterol, poisoning Taiwan's people. The U.S. encourages the DPP authorities to act as its frontrunners, so Taiwan constantly provokes mainland China and creates cross-strait incidents. The Taiwan Strait is no longer peaceful and stable. People in Taiwan are in fear of turmoil in the Taiwan Strait. Is this how the U.S. 'strengthens Taiwan'?
"The Taiwan issue is China's core issue. There is no room for compromise. The U.S. has played the 'Taiwan card' and grossly interfered in China's internal affairs. It violated the three Sino-U.S. Joint Communiqués. It played with fire among China, the U.S., and the Taiwan Strait. It caused a serious setback in Sino-U.S. relations. The U.S.'s conspiring and arrogance to contain the development of mainland China will not succeed. No force can stop the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. I advise the U.S. to take good care of its own affairs! The pandemic killed nearly 600,000 people in the country – No. 1 in fatalities in the world. This is incompatible with the world's largest country. It is shocking.
"People on both sides of the strait are Chinese. Chinese should not fight against Chinese. If we end up fighting, we should fight against those 'Taiwan independence' separatists who do not think they are Chinese. We should fight against external interference about the Taiwan Strait.
"I strongly advise the DPP authorities not to act as a pawn of the U.S. and cooperate with foreigners. By doing so you will intensify cross-strait confrontation, and undermine peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. You will harm the fundamental interests of the Taiwan people. You will become a sinner in history forever."
 Huaxia.com/thpl/djpl/2021/04/6668190.html, April 13, 2021. The article was written by Yan Wei Yang.
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