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December 27, 2004

China threatens to 'crush' Taiwan

Topics: International News

According to the Chinese government in a policy paper on national defence on Monday, relations between China and Taiwan continue to deteriate and the mainland is threatening to crush any major moves towards independence by the island regardless of the cost. It seems that the Chinese are willing to go to war over Taiwan and want to make it adhere to the whims of the mainland. (Australia) Dec 27 (snipets):

(...)  The comments came as China's parliament discussed a draft anti-secession law that analysts say may contain clauses that would legally bind Beijing to take military action if the island Beijing claims as a renegade province ever declared independence.

(...)  Taiwan split from the mainland at the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949, but Beijing still sees the self-governing island of 23 million as part of China and has pledged to bring it back to the fold, by force if necessary.

(...)  "The situation in the relations between the two sides of the Taiwan Straits is grim," the defence white paper said.

(...)   "Should the Taiwan authorities go so far as to make a reckless attempt that constitutes a major incident of 'Taiwan independence', the Chinese people and armed forces will resolutely and thoroughly crush it at any cost," it said. Continue reading...

Posted by Hyscience at December 27, 2004 8:35 AM

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