The Chinese government has issued a warning that they will not tolerate any “separatist activities” in Taiwan and echoed threats to annex the island if necessary.
The military exercises were provoked by Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit, which caused alarm among mainland citizens who fear losing their own freedom or democracy as well after what happened last year during American interference with democratic elections therefore President Tsai Ing W。
China has warned that it will use force to take over Taiwan if necessary after the island’s president announced plans for a new referendum on independence from China.
A strong message was sent by Beijing earlier this summer when they launched several days’ worth of military exercises near where Nancy Pelosi visited only last week, which resulted in her being kept under stringent security measures at all times while there – even during breakfast hours!
“We are ready to create vast space for peaceful reunification, but we will leave no room for separatist activities in any form,” said the paper.
China will “not renounce the use of force, and we reserve the option of taking all necessary measures”.
It added, however: “We will only be forced to take drastic measures to respond to the provocation of separatist elements or external forces should they ever cross our red lines.”
In 2000, China last published a white paper on Taiwan. The release of this document coinciding with an opposition leader’s trip from Taipei to meet Chinese entrepreneurs drew criticism from the Taiwanese government which had urged him…
“China has used the drills and its military playbook to prepare for the invasion of Taiwan,” Joseph Wu told a press conference in Taipei. “China’s real intention is to alter the status quo in the Taiwan Strait and entire region.”