China assures that any attempt to separate Taiwan will fail

Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe warned on Sunday against any separatist activity seeking “Taiwan independence,” stressing that China “will not hesitate to fight, will fight at all costs and will fight to the end” to avoid such a situation.


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Addressing the 19th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Wei stated that “Taiwan is the Taiwan of China, period.”

The Taiwan issue is China’s internal affair. “No one should ever underestimate the resolve and capabilities of China’s armed forces to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” she said.

“Those who pursue ‘Taiwan independence’ in an attempt to divide China will definitely not come to a good end, and foreign interference is doomed to failure,” the minister said.

Noting that the US fought a civil war for unity, Wei said China does not want such a civil war, but will resolutely crush any attempt to seek “Taiwan independence.”

“Let me make this clear: If anyone dares to separate Taiwan from China, we will not hesitate to fight, we will fight at all costs, and we will fight to the end,” he said. “This is the only option for China,” she concluded.

In a series of recent moves, from visits by elected representatives to approving a $120 million arms sale to the Taiwan region, the US has been “emptying its commitment to the one-China principle “said the Chinese defense minister.

In his introduction, the minister discussed a number of foreign policy issues, but emphasized China’s relationship with the United States.

“The confrontation will benefit neither our two countries nor other countries,” Wei said, adding that it would be a historical and strategic mistake to insist on seeing China as a threat, an adversary or an enemy.
China demands that the United States “stop smearing and restraining China, stop interfering in China’s internal affairs, and stop harming China’s interests,” he said.

“If you want to talk, we should talk with mutual respect. If you want to compromise, we should seek peaceful coexistence. If you want to cooperate, we should seek mutual benefits and win-win results. However, if you want confrontation, we will fight to the end.” ”, he explained.

The annual Shangri-la Dialogue security forum, which brings together defense ministers, senior officials, corporate leaders and strategists from Asia, North America, the Middle East and Europe, concludes this Sunday in Singapore, after two years of cancellations. due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

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