Beijing. China has warned Taiwan to attack once again, saying that foreign politicians in talks with the self-ruled island are ‘playing with fire’. A spokesman for China’s Taiwan Affairs Office said on Wednesday that Beijing is determined to “safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity” and “crush Taiwan independence plots” in the new year.
Spokesman Ma Xiaoguang said at the press conference, ‘The malicious support for Taiwan independence among some anti-China elements in other countries is a deliberate provocation. We call on relevant countries to stop sending wrong signals to Taiwan’s separatist forces and stop playing with fire on the Taiwan issue.
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Let us tell you that Taiwan is a self-governing democratic country, which was separated from mainland China in the year 1949. At the same time, China believes that as a Chinese territory, it should be brought under the control of Beijing and if necessary, force should also be used for this.
China’s official newspaper Global Times tweeted a warning from the Taiwan Affairs Office that ‘Taiwan’s ‘secession’ is bound to fail and Taiwan’s independence is ‘a step to be punished’.
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Let us tell you that foreign politicians, including Speaker of the US Parliament Nancy Pelosi and several politicians from the European Union, have made trips to Taiwan in recent months. His move has angered Beijing and since then the Chinese army is conducting major military exercises around the island. At the same time, Taipei is seeing it as preparation for the attack.
At the end of December last year, China sent a record 71 aircraft and seven ships to Taiwan, which was the largest such exercise in the year 2022. At the same time, this week, Taiwan’s army is also conducting its own military exercises with the aim of assuring the public about its ability to counter the threats of China.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 11, 2023, 16:40 IST