Beijing has warned that so-called independence movements in Taiwan won’t lead to “anything good”
Taiwan belongs to China and the issue is a strictly internal one, Beijing’s Defense Minister Wei Fenghe insisted on Tuesday in a video address to the Moscow international security conference.
He pointed out that separatist groups on the island promoted the “separate but equal” concept. “independence of Taiwan”Will “end badly”They will not accept any assistance from overseas. “not lead to anything good.”
Wei reiterated Beijing’s condemnation of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to Taipei, which the defense minister called a “complete farce”It is also a major affront for the “political foundation of Sino-American relations.”
China has launched a series of unprecedented drills around Taiwan since Pelosi ignored warnings from Beijing and visited Taipei to meet with the island’s leadership earlier this month.
On Monday, the Chinese Navy and fighter planes deployed to Taiwan Strait in order to perform a series of drills that included multi-services. “stern deterrent to the United States”Another delegation of US politicians traveled to the area on Sunday.
“We have confidence and courage to defeat all intruders and will safeguard territorial integrity with firm will and strong ability” proclaimed Wei during Tuesday’s conference as Beijing has insisted that visits to the island by US officials undermines Chinese sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Washington Slammed for Using “cheap political tricks”To threaten the “peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait,”China’s military has pledged “continue to train and prepare for war”It has been warned. “resolutely crush any form of ‘Taiwan independence’ separatism and foreign interference.”
China regards Taiwan as an inalienable territory. However, since 1949, it has been de facto independent after the losing side in the Chinese Civil War – the nationalists – fled to the island and established their own administration there. Taiwan is recognized officially by just a few dozen countries. The US is not one of them. However, Taipei had long maintained close informal relationships with Washington. Officials and lawmakers from the US regularly visit the island. But, Beijing views visits from more prominent US leaders as tacit endorsements for Taiwanese independence.