The dragon doesn’t like it

The Chinese authorities reacted very nervously to the results of the presidential elections in Taiwan. There are many indications that the Taiwan Strait will become even hotter in the near future.

Lai Ching-te (aka William Lai) has certainly grown accustomed to the insults hurled at him by the Beijing authorities. During the last election campaign, the Chinese communists tried to convince the Taiwanese that this 65-year-old doctor, who served as Taiwan’s vice president for four years, is a warmonger, an American puppet, an enemy of peace and generally a man playing with matches in a gunpowder warehouse. The mainland Chinese made it clear: a vote for Lai meant an expression of support for the war with powerful Beijing. A vote for his main opponent from the Kuomintang (KMT) is in turn a vote for normalization of relations with the People’s Republic of China, closer cooperation and the resulting increase in the prosperity of the islanders. In showing the “carrot”, the Chinese communists also waved a “stick” in the latter part of the campaign in the form of intensified military provocations around the island and even over it. In recent weeks, Taiwanese have repeatedly observed the flights of balloons released from the territory of the People’s Republic of China. These objects approached the bases of the Taiwanese armed forces, reminding the country’s residents that Beijing was constantly “watching.” However, the pressure from the red power did not yield the expected results and the Taiwanese opted for the “war instigator”.

Source: Do Rzeczy