Ma Xiaoguang, a spokeswoman for the Taiwan Affairs Office, said in an interview on Wednesday (29) that China will take strict measures if Taiwan seeks independence.
He also stressed that Taiwan’s provocations and outside interference may intensify in the coming year.
China, Taiwan exchange criticism amid threats to island sovereignty
China claims that Taiwan, which has a democratic government, is its own territory, after it has ramped up its military and diplomatic pressure over the past two years to assert its sovereignty claim, causing anger on the island and fears in the United States.
China is ready to do its best to seek peaceful reunification with Taiwan, But he will act if any red line on independence is crossedThis is Ma Xiaoguang.
“If the Taiwan separatist forces seeking independence provoke, use force or even cross any red line, we will have to take strict measures,” Ma said.
Taiwan has become a pivotal factor in China’s strained relations with the United States, which is the island’s most important international backer and arms supplier despite having no formal diplomatic relations.
China often describes the island as the most sensitive issue in US relations.
Ma said the provocation of pro-independence forces and “external interference” could become “more intense and more intense” in the coming months.
“Next year, the situation in the Taiwan Strait will become more complex and dangerous,” he said.
The Chinese government has sent several air missions into the Taiwan Strait in recent months to put pressure on Taiwan, which says it will not succumb to any threats.
Although the United States recognizes only one China, it is required by law to provide Taiwan with the means to defend itself, and has long pursued a policy of “strategic ambiguity” regarding possible military intervention to protect Taiwan in the event of a Chinese attack.
The defeated ROC government fled to Taiwan in 1949 after losing a civil war to the Communists, who established the People’s Republic of China.
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