Gertz: China meddling in secession effort

ChinaBy The Iowa Statesman


According to Bill Gertz of The Washington Free Beacon, war hawks in the Chinese military are pushing to arm one secessionist movement in the U.S. in retaliation for U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and recently threatened to challenge American sovereignty by making legal claims to U.S. territory in the Pacific.

In this published report, Gertz says Chinese threats to back several groups of Hawaiian independence activists who want to restore the islands’ constitutional monarchy, ousted in a U.S.-backed coup over a century ago, has raised concerns that military facilities on the strategic central Pacific archipelago are threatened at a time when the Obama administration is engaged in a major shift toward Asia as part of its military and diplomatic rebalance. Pearl Harbor is one of the U.S.’s most vital military installations.