A leaked recording from a Chinese invasion plan meeting shows officials vowing they “will not hesitate” to start a war and “crush” Taiwan, it is claimed.
The recording is said to be a high-level strategy discussion among some of the country’s top soldiers and officials over invasion plans involving 140,000 troops.
The audio and a secretly captured photo were released by a Chinese exile based in the United States, who says the recording was leaked to them by senior military officials.
Concerned that China’s increasing aggression toward Taiwan is a threat to peace, they risked their lives to release the recording, they said.
The recording is said to be from a military-civilian joint command meeting to discuss mobilization plans to invade Taiwan in the southern city of Guangzhou.
“We will not hesitate to launch a war, crush Taiwan’s independence and the conspiracies of strong enemies, and resolutely defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” said one speaker.
The recording was released by Lude Media, which was founded by Wang Dinggang, a Chinese exile living in the United States.
He has sparked controversy over his association with Li-Meng Yan, who claims Covid was deliberately manufactured in a lab by the Chinese.
The record has not been independently verified.
But the rhetoric seems consistent with what the Chinese leadership has since said publicly — Beijing vowing to “smash Taiwan” and again saying it “won’t hesitate” to start a war after meeting the US.
The meeting is told that “the cross-strait focus is on replenishing troop sources, front-line impulse protection and guarantee, armor and logistics protection, air and sea route protection, and guaranteeing successful island landings.”
In the alleged recording of the meeting, civilian officials and senior officers discuss mobilization plans.
Among those present is said to be General Zhou He, commander of the Guangdong Military Region.
The meeting discusses the transition from “normal to war” and the massive forces that will be deployed against Taiwan.
The military leaders are told that the mobilization task of the Guangzhou Military District is to prepare 140,000 military personnel for war.
There are also 953 ships of various types and 1653 unmanned equipment.
Other resources include 20 airports and docks, repair and shipyards, and 14 emergency transfer centers
Grain depots, hospitals, blood stations, oil depots and gas stations must all be brought to war bases, the rally said.
According to a spokesman, the National Defense Commission has ordered provincial leaders to coordinate the securing of 64 10,000-ton roll-on/roll-off ships, 38 airplanes and 588 railroad cars.
The meeting came as footage in Chinese state media showed the armed forces conducting rehearsals for a possible invasion of Taiwan.
The dispute over the island off the coast of China arose when it became a refuge for those defeated in the Chinese Civil War who fled there in 1949.
The Republic of China, as the island is still officially known, technically claims to still be the government of all China.
But in recent years calls for independence have grown, and that is what current President Tsai Ing-wen’s party is aiming for.
China regards Taiwan as part of its territory and has vowed to reunite the island with the mainland while making it clear that any push for independence would mean war.
Beijing is rapidly expanding its armed forces, including the upcoming launch of a new 100,000-ton aircraft carrier designed to compete with the US Navy.
Its fighter jets continue to circle Taiwan in what is widely seen as an attempt to intimidate the island.
The meeting is told that “moving from peacetime to wartime is an important step in winning the entire national war.”
“We must do everything we can to implement it to ensure that the troops recruited and the material mobilized are continuously deployed on the front lines. The mobilization task plan is ready.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5593560/china-taiwan-leaked-invasion-plan/ Leaked recording emerges “showing Chinese generals meeting invasion plan to prepare 140,000 troops for Taiwan War”