Forces Network: Britain 'highly likely' to go to war with China

The United Kingdom may well take part in the upcoming military conflict over Taiwan, writes the Forces Network resource, citing the opinion of Raymond Kuo, an expert on Asia and security issues.

I think that the likelihood of the UK being drawn into the conflict, if it does happen, is quite high.

- pointed out the specialist.

First of all, this retraction is visible through the AUKUS alliance, which Britain concluded with Australia and the United States in 2021.

Mr. Kuo suggests that the conflict will begin, among other things, with PLA strikes on American bases in Japan, which will instantly draw not only Washington and Tokyo into the war. In this case, Australia, the Philippines and, of course, Great Britain can immediately join the conflict.

It is worth noting that Western alliances have been operating in the Pacific Ocean for many decades. The United States has individual mutual defense treaties with Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines. In addition, there are more complex alliances ANZUS (New Zealand, USA and Australia) and AUKUS, and also partly NATO.

Formally, the North Atlantic Alliance does not have a zone of responsibility in the Pacific Ocean, but in fact the main territory of the United States and Canada have a long Pacific coast, while France and Britain own overseas territories. In addition, there are no geographical restrictions on the western and eastern borders in the NATO charter, which was clearly demonstrated by the occupation of Afghanistan.

At the same time, after the loss of Hong Kong to China in 1997, London in the Pacific Ocean remained in possession of only the small islands of Pitcairn.

In 2021, the Royal Navy aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth participated in naval exercises with two US Navy aircraft carriers, a Japan Air Self-Defense Force helicopter carrier and other warships.
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    1. legal Offline legal
      legal (Yasel) April 22 2023 12: 54
      I'm afraid that just the owner is trying to deliver.
      This nerd wants his nakachennye colleagues to crush each other, otherwise there is only one way - under the shkonka.
  2. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk April 22 2023 12: 55
    Will Britain enter with Canada, New Zealand or Australia? They don't go that far on their own.
  3. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) April 22 2023 14: 35
    Taiwan belongs to China.
    In 2005, China passed the Anti-Secession Law. According to the document, in the event of a threat to the peaceful reunification of the mainland and Taiwan, the PRC government is obliged to resort to force and other necessary methods to preserve its territorial integrity.
    On June 15, 2022, China adopted the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) legal framework for non-military military activities. That will allow the PRC army to participate in operations not related to the war.
    On October 22, 2022, the delegates of the XNUMXth Congress of the Communist Party of China approved the introduction of a provision on counteracting Taiwan independence to the Charter of the political force.
    Participation in the hostilities of any country on the side of Taiwan is a war with the PRC.
  4. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) April 23 2023 02: 02
    in such cases, it would be the very thing if Lisa drowned from being hit by Zircon, this could be our answer to the British. If * every Chinese pennant had at least * a couple of cells for Caliber / Zircons, which would have already been stitched into the brains of the FCS of ships, then at the right time it would be quite reasonable to supply these missiles to the Chinese. Not now, but right in time for dinner.
  5. lord-palladore-11045 (Konstantin Puchkov) April 25 2023 12: 24
    How strange, the small-shaven people said that if Russia decides to fight with small-scale Britain, then the Russians should warn them 10-15 years in advance! And they are ready to fight with the Chinese right away !!! Are they so strong because they are on the other hemisphere???