White House Preparing To Hit China With Sanctions

(JustPatriots.com)- Last Tuesday, Reuters reported that the United States has been discussing a possible package of economic sanctions as a way to deter China from invading Taiwan.

Because sanctions worked so well in deterring Putin from invading Ukraine.

According to the Reuters report, the discussions on sanctions, which initially began after Russia invaded Ukraine, took on new urgency in early August after China conducted a series of military exercises around Taiwan in response to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei.

US officials are discussing a sanctions package that could be imposed in the event that China invades Taiwan. Officials hope President Xi Jinping may reconsider the use of force when faced with the prospect of sanctions.

Did US officials learn nothing from Putin’s invasion of Ukraine?

The same “logic” was applied earlier this year, with claims from the Biden administration that the threat of punitive sanctions would deter Putin from taking military action. And it did nothing to stop him.

According to Reuters, the sanctions being considered in Washington would extend beyond the ongoing actions against China limiting Chinese telecom companies’ access to the US market and the restrictions against high-tech exports to China.

In response to the report, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning told reporters last Wednesday that China’s relations with Taiwan are an internal affair and “no foreign country” has the right to interfere.

Meanwhile, the US Senate is considering bipartisan legislation that calls for the White House to impose sanctions on top officials in the Chinese Communist Party in the event China takes “hostile action” against Taiwan.

The “Taiwan Policy Act” would authorize sanctions if China attempts to undermine, overthrow, or dismantle Taiwan’s governing institutions, or if it tries to occupy or interfere with Taiwan’s territorial integrity.

However, the White House is concerned that certain elements in the “Taiwan Policy Act” could be seen as too provocative to Beijing.