Tougher Talk from China

I now wonder just how much of this is belligerent venting...and how much is an actual desire/political ability to use the Taiwanese arms sales as a much more potent pretext (than I initially thought) to hurt the U.S. more broadly on multiple fronts:
"Our retaliation should not be restricted to merely military matters, and we should adopt a strategic package of counter-punches covering politics, military affairs, diplomacy and economics to treat both the symptoms and root cause of this disease," said Luo Yuan, a researcher at the Academy of Military Sciences.