Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that a “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan could and could be felt, as tensions between Beijing and Taipei escalated as a number of Chinese warplanes entered the Democratic Island air defense zone.
Sovereign Taiwan, which has not been officially declared independent, lives under the threat of continuous invasion by China, which considers the island as its territory and has vowed to seize it one day if necessary.
“To realize the peaceful national restructuring in the interests of the nation as a whole, including our brothers in Taiwan,” Shi said. Of China.
The large portrait of Sun Yat-sen, the Western-educated physician who founded the Republic of China, is Taiwan’s formal name, and was the tower on stage when Shi spoke.
Sun led the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty in 1911 and was eventually considered the forerunner of the Communist Revolution, making him one of the few men respected on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.
“Our country will be fully integrated and it can be felt,” Shi said.
He warned against foreign intervention in Taiwan after a Pentagon official confirmed that US special operations forces had been training Taiwanese troops peacefully for months.
“The Taiwan issue is purely China’s internal affair and does not allow for any external interference,” he said.
“No one should underestimate the determination, determination and strong will of the Chinese people to defend their national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he said.
The pressure will increase
Since Beijing chose Tsai Ing-wen over Taipei in 2016, the island has been considered “already independent”.
“Taiwan’s independence is the biggest obstacle to the reunification of the motherland and there is a serious hidden danger,” G warned. “Those who forget their appearance, betray the motherland or divide the country will not meet a good end, will inevitably be rejected by the people and will be tested in history.”
Tsai is scheduled to speak Sunday at an event commemorating the 1911 revolution, one of the few events uniting China and Taiwan.
Taiwan’s defense minister said on Wednesday that China’s military tensions were the highest in four decades, with about 150 Chinese warplanes – recently infiltrating Taiwan’s air defense zone.
After Britain sent a warship through the Taiwan Strait last week, the French delegation visited Taiwan in defiance of China’s warning.
On Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian condemned the comments of Alain Richard, a member of the French delegation who described Taiwan as a “country”.
Richard, a former French defense minister, said Zhao had made the comment “for selfish reasons to undermine relations between China and France”, adding that his use of the word “country” was “blatantly violating” international practice.
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