China has continued to grow its military strength with part of that development concerning military units with a focus on Taiwan, according to a defense review released by the Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Monday.
The above evidence all shows that Beijing’s growing military strength continues to target and threaten Taiwan, the QDR said.
If China’s rise is going to be peaceful, then why the concentrating of military strength across from Taiwan?
This whole peaceful rise thing is phony. China just wants to buy time until it is strong enough. One day in the not too distant future, China’s peaceful rise will suddenly change.
In the early 1990s Deng Xiaoping introduced the 24 Characters strategy: keep cool-headed to observe, be composed to make reactions, stand firmly, hide our capabilities and bide our time, never try to take the lead, and be able to accomplish something. What does “bide our time” mean? Bide for what?
The following parable gives us a clue: The Parable of Goujian [See item #27]
“Bide our time” for payback – revenge. And the Chinese tell us this is true: China Defends Expanded Military After Memories of ‘Bullying’.
This article tells us that change will come suddenly: The art of war, Chinese style | The Japan Times Online.