Chinese President Xi Jinping called for peaceful reunification with Taiwan at an official celebration at the Beijing’s Great Hall of People. “Reunification of the nation must be realized, and will definitely be realized,” Jinping said. “Reunification through a peaceful manner is the most in line with the overall interest of the Chinese nation. Including Taiwan compatriots,” Xi Jinping added.
“The celebration that took place today in the Great Hall of People was in honor of the 110th anniversary of Chinese Revolution in 1911. The Chinese Revolution overthrew the Qing Dynasty and established Republic of China led by Sun Yat-Sen.”
Xi Jinping’s statement regarding Taiwan’s reunification with mainland China comes days after several Chinese military aircrafts invaded the airspace of Taiwan. The People’s Liberation Army flew fighter jets, Bombers and airborne early warning aircrafts nearly 150 times towards Taiwan. The largest The largest squadron that flew towards Taiwan comprised of 52 jets. “Taiwanese separation is the biggest obstacle to the motherland’s reunification,” Xi Jinping added.
China & Taiwan separation:
China & Taiwan split in 1949 after the Communist party came to power in China. Taiwan has been independently ruled since then. Beijing has always sought to isolate the island country of Taiwan from the United Nations and other international organizations. The United States of America however has always sought to help Taiwan.(US is the biggest supplier of military equipments to Taiwan)
The Taiwanese administration worries about a full-scale invasion by China by the year 2025. Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-Cheng said in the parliament that China has the arsenal to take Taiwan over by power. He added that by the year 2025, China will be able to minimize the cost of full-scake invasion.
“By 2025, China will bring the cost and attrition to its lowest. It has the capacity now, but will not start war easily, having to take many other things under consideration,” he said.
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