Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen responded to the “reunification” statement given by her Chinese counterpart recently. Chinese President Xi Jinping said “Reunification of the nation must be realized, and will definately be realized,” in an event celebrating the 110th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution.(Read full article:here)
Tsai Ing-wen said in response, “Tawian will continue to bloster its defence to ensure that nobody can force the island to accept the path China has laid down for Taiwan that offers niether freedom nor democracy,”.
The tensions amongst the two countries are at their all time high in 40 years according to Chiu Kuo-Cheng, the defence minister of Tawian. Chiu Kuo-Cheng warned the administration of a probable full scale invasion by the year 2025. “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 things under consideration,” he added.
Furthermore, the Chinese military has repeatedly intruded the airspace of Taiwan in the past couple of days. The largest squadron that flew towards Taiwan consisted of nearly 52 jets.(Till now, China has sent nearly 150 aircrafts in Taiwan’s airspace)
Tsai Ing-wen against China-Taiwan reunification:
Tsai Ing-wen said she wants the tensions between the two countries to ease off “But there should be no illusion that the Taiwanese will bow to pressure,”. Tsia Ing-wen has made her stand against the “reunification of mainland” very clear. She said that “The path laid down by China offers niether freedom nor sovereignty for 23 million Taiwanese,”.
Taiwan separated from mainland China after the latter was taken over by communist powers in 1949. Since then, Taiwan has been independently ruled.
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