Beijing won’t hesitate to use force to bring Taiwan back under its control, Chinese ambassador to France warns
Lu Shaye, the Chinese ambassador to France, stated that Beijing would use every means possible to regain Taiwan’s control.
“We can’t leave Taiwan independent,”Lu made it clear during the interview with YouTube channel Livre Noir on Thursday.
“We’ll retake Taiwan by all means, including military ones. If we can’t reunify the country by peaceful means, what else are we left to do?”He pointed it out, and became yet another Chinese official who offered such a warning.
The ambassador has blamed the US for stirring tensions around both Taiwan and Ukraine, where Russia’s military operation is ongoing.
“The Americans want to start two wars in the world: one in Europe, the other in Asia,”He said.
However, Lu rejected any comparisons between China’s possible move against Taiwan and Russian actions in Ukraine. “Taiwan is not a sovereign state. It has been an integral part of China since ancient times,”He explained.
Beijing claims that the increase in maritime and aerial military activity has been necessary to disarm terrorists. “collusion activities”There are between “Taiwan independence forces”The US government.
Taiwan, although self-governing in 1949, has never declared its independence to China. Beijing regards Taiwan’s island of 23.5million as a part its territory, according to the One China policy.
Although Washington may be in agreement with One-China’s policy on paper it maintains close unofficial relationships with Taipei. This includes selling arms to Taiwan and supporting its quest for independence. Beijing has repeatedly decried such contacts as provocations and as meddling in China’s internal affairs.
Joe Biden, the President of the United States, promised last month that the US would continue to stand by its promise to protect Taiwan in the event China resorts to force.
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Some American officials claimed, too that Beijing was monitoring events in Ukraine closely and drawing its conclusions in preparation to a similar attack against Taiwan.
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