“Taiwan’s collusion with outside forces for independence and provocation will only accelerate their own demise and push Taiwan into the abyss of disaster,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a daily briefing.
“His quest for Taiwan’s independence will never succeed, and any attempt to sell national interests will fail completely,” Wang told reporters.
China’s effort to intimidate the Taiwanese public and advertise its strategy to block and potentially invade the island was prompted by a visit to Taipei last week by a nominal US House speaker. Nancy Pelosic,
The US, Japan and allies have condemned the practice, with the Group of Seven industrialized nations issuing a statement expressing their concerns at a recent meeting.
On Wednesday, the UK government summoned Chinese ambassador Zheng Zheguang to the Foreign Office to demand an explanation for “Beijing’s aggressive and widespread expansion against Taiwan”.
Taiwan says Beijing used Pelosi’s visit to increase its stake in its dispute with Taipei, launching missiles into the Taiwan Strait and the Pacific Ocean over the island. China also sent planes and ships to the strait, which has long been a buffer between the sides, which split in 1949 amid civil war.
In a lengthy policy statement on Taiwan issued on Wednesday, China distorted the historical record, in which United NationsThe 1972 resolution that moved China’s seat on the Security Council from Beijing to Taipei said Taiwan’s cabinet-level Mainland Affairs Council. The Chinese statement also rejected a pledge not to send troops or government officials to Taiwan that was implied in previous statements.
The UN resolution makes no mention of Taiwan’s status, although China regards it as a fundamental document declaring the Communist Party’s right to control the island.
A Taiwanese council statement said China was making its moves against Taiwan ahead of the ruling Communist Party’s 20th National Congress later this year. president and party leader Xi Jinping The convention is expected to receive a third five-year term, after leading a relentless crackdown on political figures accused of corruption, human rights activists and civil society groups.
Xi’s suppression of freedom of expression and political protest in Hong Kong was also seen as a factor behind Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen winning a second term in 2020.
China says it plans to annex Taiwan under the “one country, two systems” format implemented in Hong Kong, which critics say is undermined by a broader national security law that restricts speech and political participation. but claims control of Beijing. This concept has been completely rejected in Taiwan’s opinion polls with respondents overwhelmingly supportive of the status quo of real independence.
The Mainland Affairs Council said in its press release, the Chinese statement “is full of wishful thinking, and ignores the facts”.
“The crude and clumsy political campaigns by the Beijing authorities further expose their arrogant thinking patterns of attempting to use force to invade and destroy the Taiwan Straits and regional peace,” the release said. Is.
“The authorities in Beijing deceive themselves. We warn Beijing officials to immediately stop threatening Taiwan by force and spreading false information.”
During the Chinese exercise, Taiwan kept its army on high alert but did not take any direct retaliation. It conducted artillery exercises on its southwest coast facing China, which lasted until Thursday, describing the challenges facing the People’s Liberation Army to launch an offensive in the strait.