China is shaped like a chicken, and as ancient traditions teach us “a chicken without wings cannot fly, a chicken without legs cannot run, but a chicken without a beak cannot peck”. This is why China is so concerned with Southeast Asia (legs) and the Korean Peninsula (beak): it is obvious the chicken must eat to grow powerful and then confront the issue of running. So the Koreas are first on China’s list of conquests.
Donald Trump sees this. Donald Trump knows this. Donald Trump knows that while everyone else in the world is working to influence the outcome of the Syrian civil war, the real menace is the chicken getting its beak and its legs back. This is why he’s using Taiwan as the chink in China’s armor to gradually gain the upper-hand on the Chinese government, however that works. Just look at the map: Taiwan isn’t even part of the chicken!
Donald Trump knows China’s threats to go to war over Taiwan, and the United States decades-long policy of protecting Taiwan while not recognizing them officially is all a bunch of b.s. because Korea is obviously China’s first priority – it’s half-way in control of the northern part of the peninsula, which is like the chicken having nostrils, but it eventually must control the southern extremity to have a tongue and to peck.
No – China will always back-down over Taiwan because it’s just a feather that has fallen-off, or something, and not a real body part which is what the chicken must concentrate on to be whole and able to take over the world. And Donald Trump knows it. And he knows that in a war with China Taiwan would be an excellent base of operations for the U.S., but China probably doesn’t realize that being so involved with it’s missing body parts and all – so it’s important to support Taiwan’s independence because then it’s a different country and China wouldn’t want to break international law by attacking its neighbors, right? Defuses the whole situation!
Donald Trump knows this.