Taiwan prepares for conflict as tensions rise with China after Chinese leader Xi Jinping has previously called for Taiwan’s “peaceful reunification”.
Taiwan’s leader, Tsai Ing-wen, criticizes China’s growing pressure, saying, “We will do our best to prevent the status quo from being changed.”
Speaking at a national parade, Tsai stated that they unequivocally reject China’s military repression.
Expressing that they will work to ensure that Taiwan is not forced to follow the path drawn by China, Tsai said, “We will continue to strengthen our national defense and show our determination to defend ourselves. Because the path drawn by China does not give Taiwan a free and democratic way of life, nor does it provide a way of life for our 23 million people. It offers dominance.” she said.
Tsai said Taiwan had strengthened its informal ties with countries such as Japan, Australia, and the United States in the face of these tensions. “But the more we achieve, the greater the pressure from China.” used the phrases.
In previous months China had sent eight bombers and four jet planes capable of carrying nuclear weapons into Taiwan’s airspace in southwestern Taiwan in an effort to pressure Taiwan to recognize that it was China’s territory.
At the Ceremony, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense Showcased a Range of Weapons and Defense Capabilities.
Chinese President Xi Jinping called on Taiwan to “peacefully reunite” yesterday. However, Beijing reacted angrily to the Pentagon’s statement that US forces are training troops in Taiwan, while President Xi Jinping promised “reunification” with the separatist enclave. Reiterating his ‘one China’ policy, Xi said reunification with Taiwan would and should happen.
The entry of Chinese warplanes into the region declared by Taiwan as the Air Defense Identification Area on October 1, the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic, and in the following days, increased the tension in the region.