China warns against crossing ‘red lines’ in Taiwan — Analysis

Beijing has vowed to take ‘drastic measures’ if pro-independence forces in Taiwan resort to ‘provocations’

China’s Taiwan Affairs Office has warned the self-governed island against pushing for independence, promising not to hold back if separatist forces cross “red lines” in an attempt to block reunification.

Ma Xiaoguang was a spokesperson of the agency. She is charged with implementing Beijing’s island policies. “have to take drastic measures”should “separatist forces in Taiwan seeking independence provoke, exert force, or even break through any red line.”

Although the spokesperson hasn’t clarified what exactly, “red lines”Taipei shouldn’t cross the line, he condemned “external intervention” in China’s affairs, including in its attempts to reunite with the island. This foreign interference, “provocations” by Taiwan’s own pro-independence forces, are bound to become “sharper and more intense”The spokesman predicted that tensions in the region will escalate over the coming months and that they would be growing “more complex and severe.”

Ma was referring to the United States and allies, when he spoke out against foreign interference. The US maintains its position as a strong ally in the fight against foreign interference. “strategic ambiguity”Washington and its allies are intensifying war drills within the region. Taiwan refused to answer whether its military would be deployed in the event of a serious military conflict between Taipei-Pei.

Before the White House retracted his statement in October, US President Joe Biden said that the US was “committed”Protect Taiwan against any possible Chinese attack. This month, the Pentagon declared that China was “likely preparing”Invasion on the island

Meanwhile, Taipei has dismissed Beijing’s accusation, insisting it has been pursuing a policy of “not provoking” Beijing. China was urged to make its Wednesday statement. “seriously reflect on its work towards Taiwan and make a correct judgment on the situation.”

Beijing views Taiwan as part of Chinese territory. Taipei, however, insists Taiwan is independent since 1949. Taiwan was the location of Chinese Civil War losers.

Wang Yi, the Chinese foreign minister called Taiwan earlier this month. “a wanderer”This would be “eventually go home”Washington accuses Washington of trying to undermine the status-quo in Taiwan Strait.

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