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Fears for Taiwan as China lays groundwork for its own ‘special military operation’

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Posted: 15/06/22 - 13:18
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Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed a directive allowing for “non-war” uses of the military - raising concerns it could pave the way for an invasion of Taiwan that would be labelled a “special military operation” instead of a war, just as Russia has done in Ukraine.

The directive, which comes into effect on Wednesday, provides “the legal basis for troops to carry out military operations other than war”, state media reported.

Xinhua news agency did not publish the order in full but said the document aims to maintain “national sovereignty ... regional stability and regulating the organization and implementation of non-war military operations” alongside objectives such as providing disaster relief and humanitarian aid abroad.

I Call Bull: Surely not, with the world in crisis already this would be madness, especially as Biden has pledged military intervention if they do https://bit.ly/3xSMFRq

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Lets just hope that the UK stays the hell out of it this time.
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China will no doubt try something, its only a matter of time really.
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If there was ever a time to do it (and China has always said it would) it's probably right now