October 17, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping has promised peaceful “reunification” with Taiwan

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Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday vowed a peaceful “alliance” with Taiwan, although he did not directly mention the use of force after a week of tensions with China’s claiming island. Gave rise to anxiety.

Taiwan later called on Beijing to relinquish its power, reiterating that only the people of Taiwan can decide their own future.

Governed democratically. Taiwan Beijing has stepped up military and political pressure to accept its sovereignty, but Taipei has vowed to defend its independence and that only the people of Taiwan can decide their own future.

Speaking at the Great Hall of the People of Beijing Xi said that the Chinese people. There is a “wonderful tradition” of opposition to secession.

He said Taiwan’s independence was the biggest obstacle to the reunification of the motherland, and the most serious hidden threat to national youth.

He added that peaceful “reunification” serves the overall interests of the Taiwanese people, but that China will protect its sovereignty and unity.

Xi said that no one should underestimate the strong determination, determination and strong ability of the Chinese people to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity. “The historic duty of full unity of the motherland must be fulfilled, and it will be fulfilled.”

He was a little softer than in July, his last major speech mentioning Taiwan, in which he vowed to “break” any attempt at formal independence. In 2019, he was directly threatened that he would use force to bring the island under Beijing’s control.

“Taiwan will ensure regional peace and stability,” the president told visiting French senators.

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The Chinese Air Force is on board. Four days of the attack Since October 1, Taiwan’s air defense identification zone, which included about 150 aircraft, has ended, although the missions have ended. Shi made no mention of these flights.

Taiwan says it is an independent country called the Republic of China, its formal name. The Republic of China was founded in 1912 and its government fled to Taiwan in 1949 after losing the civil war with the Communists, who established what is now the People’s Republic of China.

Speaking shortly before the XI, Taiwan’s Prime Minister Xu Sengchang noted that China was “softening its muscles” and causing regional tensions.

That is why countries that believe in freedom, democracy and human rights and are based on common values ​​are all working together and have repeatedly warned China not to invade Taiwan.

Taiwan marked October 10, when China’s anti-imperialist revolution began, as a national day, and President Tsai Ing-wen will deliver a keynote address in Taipei on Sunday.

China commemorated the revolution by emphasizing the demands of Republican leader Sun Yat-sen for patriotism, national youth and good governance.

Xi used the speech to “emphasize the need for a strong force to lead the country, and that strong force is the Chinese Communist Party.”

“Without the Chinese Communist Party, there will be no new China, and therefore the Chinese people will not be young,” he said.

Xi has tightened party controls in all aspects of life and is almost certain to break protocol and remain boss of the Communist Party for a third term at the end of next year, when Congress is new for the next five years. Will choose leadership.

(Reuters)

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