Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense said it was on high alert against the military threat to its democracy posed by the Chinese communist Party, which is now engaged in further repression of Hong Kong.
Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu considered his country could be the next target of the CCP in case Hong Kong lost autonomy, a victim of the legislation that the regime passed to further subjugate it.
“If Hong Kong falls or if the Chinese government imposes the national security legislation in Hong Kong, we don’t know what is going to happen next. It could be Taiwan. And we are also concerned that China may take some military action against Taiwan,” Wu told Fox News, according to Formosa TV English News.
Wu does not rule out the possibility that the CCP will invade the island militarily since it has continued its military pressure and could present the action as a scapegoat in the face of the internal crisis it is experiencing on the continent.
Consequently, Taiwan is strengthening its diplomatic alliances in case international support is needed when the invasion occurs.
Cambridge University research associate Alexander Gorlach agrees with Wu’s concerns.
“Unfortunately, Hong Kong is lost. But China must now be made to feel serious consequences for its actions. Otherwise, emboldened by its success, it will attempt to annex the neighboring island of Taiwan,” Gorlach warned, according to Deutsche Welle.
Taiwan Deputy Defense Minister Chang Che-ping said his country has strengthened surveillance capabilities to monitor developments.
“We’re capable of monitoring and responding to all activities of the CCP or foreign jets or ships near the Taiwan Strait,” said Chang, who is also convinced, “The CCP has never relinquished the threat of military force against Taiwan,” according to Formosa TV English News.
President Donald Trump has reiterated his support for Hong Kong and announced that his administration is dealing with the issue at the moment.
“We’re doing something now. I think you’ll find it very interesting … I’ll be talking about it over the next couple of days,” Trump said during a press conference at the White House, according to Reuters.
Other countries have also supported Hong Kong citizens, including Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The U.K. offered citizenship to 300,000.
Although Hong Kong’s autonomy was guaranteed by the CCP in 1984 with the signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration, the CCP broke the agreement, imposing repressive laws.
The multiple conflicts that the CCP aggressively follows with several countries, together with the disaster caused by its irregular handling of the CCP Virus, have largely tarnished its image and international influence, which is why some analysts predict its collapse.