Taiwan, Hong Kong

Taiwan, Hong Kong

Attack on Taiwan an option to stop independence, top China general says

Attack on Taiwan an option to stop independence, top China general says

29/5/2020 8:10:00 AM

Attack on Taiwan an option to stop independence, top China general says

BEIJING: China will attack Taiwan if there is no other way of stopping it from becoming independent, one of the country's most senior generals ...

BookmarkBEIJING: China will attack Taiwan if there is no other way of stopping it from becoming independent, one of the country's most senior generals said on Friday (May 29), a rhetorical escalation between China and the democratically ruled island Beijing claims as its own.

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Speaking at Beijing's Great Hall of the People on the 15th anniversary of the Anti-Secession Law, Li Zuocheng, chief of the Joint Staff Department and member of the Central Military Commission, left the door open to using force.AdvertisementAdvertisement

The 2005 law gives the country the legal basis for military action against Taiwan if it secedes or seems about to.READ: China drops word 'peaceful' in latest push for Taiwan 'reunification'"If the possibility for peaceful reunification is lost, the people's armed forces will, with the whole nation, including the people of Taiwan, take all necessary steps to resolutely smash any separatist plots or actions," Li said.

"We do not promise to abandon the use of force, and reserve the option to take all necessary measures, to stabilise and control the situation in the Taiwan Strait," he added.AdvertisementAdvertisementLi is one of China's few senior officers with combat experience, having taken part in China's ill-fated invasion of Vietnam in 1979.

On Friday, Li Zhanshu, the ruling Communist Party's third most senior leader and the head of China's parliament, said Beijing will never allow any force, in any way, to separate Taiwan from China.READ: Tsai says China must 'co-exist' with Taiwan, wants talks with Beijing

China believes Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is a separatist bent on independence. Tsai says Taiwan is already an independent country called the Republic of China, its formal name.Speaking in Taipei last week at the inauguration of her second term, Tsai said Taiwan could not accept becoming part of China under its"one country, two systems" offer of autonomy, and rejected China's sovereignty claims.

China wants Taiwan to accept the"one country, two systems" model, which is supposed to guarantee a high degree of autonomy and which Beijing uses to run the former British colony of Hong Kong.However, all major Taiwanese parties have rejected it.

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China also approved a Bill for Hong Kong requiring it to quickly enact national security regulations, a move some see as contradicting the"one country, two systems" concept, and swiftly condemned by Taiwan. Read more: CNA »

If they attack taiwan,it take another 20yrs to rebuild china It take another 20yrs to rebuild china,if they attack taiwan, It take another 20yrs rebuild china if they attack taiwan, Why Mao don't finish the civil war instead of fighting in Korea Attack on Taiwan an option to stop freedom And rest of the world will. Be eating popcorn 🍿? Is China that dumb

It was an option for years, now a war seems no more an option, but the only way. Taiwan do not have international supports for Independence lar , walao eh ....... talk what Independence ? Taiwan think also no need think , if got also not in our lifetime Sure. Go try. Hahaha we wanna see the fireworks

Taiwan pledges help for fleeing Hong Kongers, riles ChinaTAIPEI: Taiwan promised on Thursday (May 28) to settle Hong Kong ers who flee the city for political reasons, offering help from employment to ... What China annoyed ? Not so sure .... behind should be laughing Talk is free Mao did not finish Civil war. So Taiwan can rile China now

US-China accident risk is highest in the South China SeaSINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - As China and the US trade barbs over everything from trade to Covid-19 to Hong Kong , the two powers are at greater risk of careering into physical confrontation. And nowhere are their warships and fighter jets coming as close to each other, with as much frequency, as the South China Sea.. Read more at straitstimes.com. impossible. US only bullies small fries, dare not even touch rocket man.

Top Chinese general says need to keep military option for TaiwanBEIJING (REUTERS) - China needs to keep both peaceful and military options to resolve the “ Taiwan issue”, a top Chinese general said on Friday (May 29). . Read more at straitstimes.com. CUhlmann If the China Empire (PRC) were to take over Taiwan Singapore would be rightly very nervous. It could be that Singapore should look to strengthen ties with Taiwan, as should any nation that has in the past been invaded by China in the Past, like Russia. CUhlmann China's Taiwan Affairs Office said that 'one_country_two_systems' and 'peaceful reunification' is the best way to bring China and Taiwan together. Outside attempts by foreign_forces to interfere in 'reunification' will fail, Liu Jieyi said. As it was to be.

From settlement to counselling, Taiwan promises help for fleeing Hong KongersTAIPEI (REUTERS) - Taiwan on Thursday (May 28) promised to settle Hong Kong ers who flee the Chinese-ruled city due to political reasons, offering help from employment to counselling as China pushes new security legislation that has triggered fresh protests.. Read more at straitstimes.com. China become the global enemy number one. Pity these brainless fighter, soon TW will be taken over, then are u going? Isn't Taiwan practically in the same boat as HK?

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Taiwan president pledges humanitarian relief for Hong Kongers Taiwan ese President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday pledged to draw up a plan to give humanitarian relief to people involved in pro-democracy protests ... Taiwan can still make do with another 4 million migrant