European Foreign Policy Leader Josep Borrell Wants European Countries to Protect Taiwan from China

Vice President of the European Commission Josep Borrell wants European countries to deploy naval assets to the Taiwan Strait, according to an article he recently penned for the French weekly newspaper Journal Du Dimanche.

In the piece, Borrell stressed that peace in Taiwan is in Europe’s best interest. He wrote Taiwan “concerns us economically, commercially and technologically” and called on European navies to defend it from a potential Chinese invasion. 

He declared, “I call on European navies to patrol the Taiwan Strait to show Europe’s commitment to freedom of navigation in this absolutely crucial area.”

As Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge noted, Borrell’s remarks appear to be a rebuke of French President Emmanual Macron’s polemical stance that he expressed earlier in April. After he met up with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, Macron emphasized the need for Europe to not be a “follower” of the US when it comes to the Taiwan question. 

Macron’s outlining of strategic autonomy for Europe was apparently endorsed by Xi and the CCP.

“The paradox would be that, overcome with panic, we believe we are just America’s followers,” stated Macron. “The question Europeans need to answer … is it in our interest to accelerate [a crisis] on Taiwan? No. The worse thing would be to think that we Europeans must become followers on this topic and take our cue from the U.S. agenda and a Chinese overreaction.”

The French president added: “If the tensions between the two superpowers heat up … we won’t have the time nor the resources to finance our strategic autonomy and we will become vassals.”

China has been dialing up its aerial and maritime drills around Taiwan as the US officials have increased their diplomatic interactions with Taiwanese leadership. Should the Collective West continue to pressure China not just in economic terms, but also by increasing military tension in Taiwan, China will likely respond with greater military activity in the region, which could morph into direct military action if the West pushes the envelope too far. 

The Collective West already played with fire with regards to Russia, Now it’s on the path of clashing with China, another nuclear power. If Europe has any modicum of sanity, it should give the Anglo-American axis the middle finger by not trying to contain China. 

Sure, immigration from China should be restricted and countries should try to restrict trade with it as well. However, military action taken against would be a disaster.

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