Beijing has warned that US troops and Chinese troops would attack Taiwan if there is a conflict over Taiwan. 

The Global Times newspaper is a mouthpiece of China’s Communist rulers. This threat was issued after Jake Sullivan, the US national security advisor pledged this week that Washington will never allow’ a Chinese invasion to occur.

These threats aren’t credible as the US cannot afford’ Taiwan’s defense, said the newspaper. It urged Sullivan to close his ‘big mouth,’ so that he doesn’t ‘create more embarrassment’ for his country. 

Chinese troops will attack US forces sent to 'rescue' Taiwan from an invasion and destroy American weapons meant to defend the island, Beijing's state media has said (file image)

Chinese troops are expected to attack US forces sent by the US to’rescue Taiwan’ from an invading force and to destroy American arms meant to protect Taiwan, Beijing’s media stated (file photo).

The paper stated, “No one believes that the US has the will to defend Taiwan at every cost,” and added, “The US are far from “defending Taiwan” even at the price of a bloody war.”

Washington might believe sending US troops on the island to deter terrorists, according to an editorial. But in fact, they will be under attack.

The US sells weapons and provides major military support for Taiwan. The People’s Liberation Army will generally destroy those weapons as soon as the unification of Taiwan takes place,” the newspaper stated.

“It’s credible that the PLA will attack US soldiers who help Taiwan. This credibility surpasses the US troop deterrent.

The state-backed newspaper stated that the US should support Taiwan’s diplomatic efforts in order to prevent a Chinese invasion.

“If the US views Taiwan Island as an instrument to hold the Chinese mainland in check and sends wrong signals to them, it will continue to treat the Taiwanese island as a pawn.” [government]It states that if the situation continues to worsen, it will continue to be dire.

“Resolving Taiwan’s question through force is the only and inevitable option for China’s mainland.”

To avoid a conflict the US should encourage Taiwan to return to diplomacy with the mainland, the newspaper editorial said (file image, Taiwanese troops)

According to the editorial in the newspaper, Taiwan should be encouraged to return to diplomatic relations with the US to prevent a conflict.

Taiwan’s People’s Republic of China (the old mainland rulers) is located in Taiwan. They were deposed during the 1946 revolution, which brought about the Communist Party’s rise to power.

Tensions between the islands and mainland have been simmering over the past decades. However, they escalated when DPP won election there in 2016.

Xi Jinping, then, vowed that the island would be unified by force if needed in a 2019 speech – the conflict has threatened to escalate ever since.

America is an all-time ally of Taiwan’s rulers and legally obliged to supply the island with arms to defend itself under treaties that were signed in 1970.

Officially, the US policy towards the island is one of strategic ambiguity. This means that it refuses to reveal what its response would be in the face of Chinese aggression.  

Biden said that the US would defend the island in an interview, but his aides insisted later that this was a lie.

China has threatened the island in recent months with aerial show-of force drills near its airspace. These can involve dozens of bombers, fighters and spy planes as well as refuelling aircraft.

To counter Beijing’s pressure, the US formed new alliances in Asia with countries like Australia, Japan, and India.

The threat comes after US national security adviser Jake Sullivan said the US will 'never' allow China to invade the island (pictured, US naval drills in the region)

After Jake Sullivan, US national security advisor said that China will not be allowed to invade the island, this threat has been made.

China is also on diplomatic manoeuvres, with Nicaragua on Friday announcing that it will officially break off diplomatic relations with Taiwan and recognise the government in Beijing instead.

The move leaves the island with just 14 diplomatic allies, most of them small, largely poor nations in the Western Pacific, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Loss of formal allies also limits Taiwan’s leadership’s ability make foreign state visits and feeds Beijing’s story that reunification is inevitable.

Nicaragua’s dictatorial President Daniel Ortega is increasingly being seen as an international pariah. The United States has denounced last month’s presidential elections in Nicaragua as “pantomime.” 

This may have led Ortega to accept an offer by China. China has been consistently luring Taiwan’s allies away with promises of trade and assistance, while completely ignoring political controversies. 

China also has been involved for decades in shadow diplomacy. It offers poor countries, whose authoritarian leaders are shunned in the USA, cheap loans and workers as a return for its political support.