CHINA Chinese PLA ready to smash 'Taiwan independence' bids: spokesperson

CHINA

Chinese PLA ready to smash 'Taiwan independence' bids: spokesperson

Xinhua

07:33, November 26, 2021

BEIJING, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is ready at all times to fight and smash any separatist attempts at "Taiwan independence," and to resolutely defend China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, a defense spokesman said on Thursday.

Photo taken on July 21, 2019 from Xiangshan Mountain shows the Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan. (Xinhua/Zhu Xiang)

Wu Qian, spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense, made the remarks at a press conference in response to a so-called "defense report" issued by the Taiwan authorities' defense department.

Wu stressed that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China and such a report makes no sense.

He said that Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority has been inciting hostility across the Taiwan Strait for its own political gain, colluding with external forces and making provocations by seeking "Taiwan independence."

Such acts have seriously harmed the welfare of Taiwan compatriots and severely damaged peace and stability across the Strait, Wu said.

The reunification of China is an irresistible historical process, Wu stressed, warning that "seeking independence by force" will prove a dead end.


Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue