Record Number of Chinese Warplanes Taunt Taiwan

On Sunday, 103 Chinese warplanes approached Taiwan. According to Taiwan’s Defense Ministry, 40 entered Taiwanese airspace accompanied on the ocean with Chinese ships.

Though the Chinese Air Force taunts Taiwan almost daily, the size of Sunday’s show is a recent record. (The Taiwanese Ministry didn’t clarify the parameters of “recent.”)

China’s motive: Some deem China’s actions as an attempt to sway Taiwan’s presidential election in January. China wants a Taiwanese president who is willing to negotiate with Beijing. But helping install a pro-China president is not the end goal.

China will continue to push at Taiwan until it forces the island nation to join the mainland—either by negotiation or force.

The United States will likely have little say in this. It is no longer a reliable defense partner.

Prophecy says: These developments were prophesied in the Bible. The book of Revelation says a massive army will arise from “the kings of the east.” Scripture specifically foretells that China will play a major role in this coalition.

China will rise to superpower status, and the takeover of Taiwan will be a major stepping-stone in this effort.

In 1998, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry said:

How could anyone fail to see that Taiwan is destined to become a part of mainland China? These 21 million people are going to be forced into the Chinese mold; and it is going to happen for one reason: because of a pitifully weak-willed America.

The decline of the U.S., the rise of China and the eventual fall of Taiwan will empower not only China but all the kings of the east.

Learn more: Read “Taiwan Betrayal.”