China releases report on Taiwan reunification

Beijing cannot be influenced by foreign forces. Beijing should not abandon the use of force, but paper outlines.

Beijing is committed to peaceful reunification of Taiwan with China, however, it may not be possible if foreign powers interfere in Chinese domestic affairs or encourage secession from the island, as a Chinese whitepaper has stated.

“We will work with the greatest sincerity and exert our utmost efforts to achieve peaceful reunification. But we will not renounce the use of force, and we reserve the option of taking all necessary measures,”The policy document was published on Wednesday.

It is essential to have contingency plans. “to guard against external interference and all separatist activities,”The paper does not mention any target. “our fellow Chinese in Taiwan.”Beijing declared that it will resort to violence only when forced by other parties to cross its red line.

The white paper sets out China’s claim of sovereignty over Taiwan, based on history, international law and the aspirations of the people of China. According to the white paper, cross-strait relations between China and Taiwan have greatly improved over time. Beijing envisions peaceful unification in the framework of “one country, two systems” arrangement – which would allow Taipei to preserve its domestic policies – as the ultimate goal of its Taiwan policy.

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The Chinese government blamed the US anti-Chinese force for the escalating tensions, which goes against the objectively good path to reconciliation. They do work “to incite groups inside Taiwan to stir up trouble and use Taiwan as a pawn against China,”It was.

“Left unchecked, [this effort] will continue to escalate tension across the straits, further disrupt China-US relations, and severely damage the interests of the US itself,”The paper warned. Beijing “will leave no room for separatist activities in any form”In Taiwan, it was added.

Taiwan’s administration under the ruling Democratic Progressive Party has “adopted a separatist stance, and colluded with external forces in successive provocative actions designed to divide the country,”The paper stated.

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It made a comparison between the separatist drive and the capture of Taiwan at the end 19th Century by Imperial Japan, which was an important point of rallying support for Chinese nationalism. According to the document, any attempt by China to take over the island is against the wills of the 1.4billion Chinese citizens, as well as the 23million living on Taiwan.

During the Civil War of the 1940s their communist enemies won, Taiwan was the last refuge of Chinese nationalist forces. Even after Beijing switched diplomatic recognition in 1979, the US supported nationalists. They maintained informal relations with Taipei.

The white paper was published one week after Nancy Pelosi (US House of Representatives) visited Taiwan, despite Beijing’s objections. China launched military exercises near the island as a result of the diplomatic spat.



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