We may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. China invested in the force, known as the PLA, appears to show that officials are preparing for a war with the United States over Taiwan. In 1921, China's President Xi Jinping said he was open about his goal to bring Taiwan under Chinese rule to mark the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. David Sauer, writing for the Hil, said that in order to deter China, the United States must quickly build up its forces in the Pacific, strengthen military alliances in the region to ensure access to bases in times of conflict, and speed delivery of purchased military equipment to Taiwan. Ernest King said Taiwan is the cork in the bottle for Japan. This means thatwhoever controls Taiwan will control the shipping lifelines of Japan and the Republic of Korea. Chinese control of Taiwan will give it influence over both Japan and Korea. The Minister of Defense Chiu Kuo-Cheng said before his Congress in October: "Border in 2025 China will bring the cost attrition to its lowest." It has the capacity now, but it won't start a war easily, having to take many other things into account.