China will retain the option to take all measures regarding Taiwan

China will retain the option to take all measures regarding Taiwan

China has retained the option to take all measures regarding Taiwan- wan

Foreign Minister Qin Kang at a session of the Chinese Parliament on March 7, 2023.

Beijing – China will continue to strive for “peaceful unification” with Taiwan, but at the same time will retain the option to take “all necessary measures”. At a press conference during the annual session of the Chinese Parliament, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Kang announced this today. According to him, the resolution of the Taiwan issue is only up to the Chinese people and no other country has the right to interfere.

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Specifically, Qin mentioned the United States. According to him, Taiwan, whose security is guaranteed by the US, is a red line that Washington must not cross.

Communist China considers the island with a democratic government to be its province and strives for unification with it. He also warns that if Taiwan declares independence, it will take military action against it. Nevertheless, Taiwan has been de facto independent since 1949.

Beijing regularly reacts very critically when representatives of Western countries meet with Taiwanese politicians. Last August, then-Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi visited the island, to which China responded with a huge military exercise, including live fire in the waters and airspace surrounding Taiwan.

The new Speaker of the House is due to meet in the coming weeks representatives Kevin McCarthy and Taiwanese President Cai Jing-wen. According to the media, their meeting will probably take place in the United States.

The Taiwanese government told Beijing in March that it should respect the determination of the Taiwanese people regarding their sovereignty, democracy and freedom. Today, the local Defense Minister Qiu Guocheng said that his country will not allow repeated provocations by China. While he believes that won't happen, he says Taiwan's military is ready to fight if necessary.