Sunday, April 03, 2005

China Fears Taiwan Subs

A Chinese academic recently opined that the new submarines that Taiwan will purchase would make it possible to for Taiwan to blockade all Chinese ports in the event of war. Of course this is absurd, eight submarines cannot blockade all of China. Those subs could cause some disruption, could raise insurance rates, could cause a lot of problems, but it is absurd to argue that they would be successful in blockading the entire Chinese coast.

So what is the reason for making this assertion? Simple, it gives the Chinese another justification for the pre-emtive attack on Taiwan that is being planned. The clock is ticking.