One-China principle inviolable, trend towards China's reunification irreversible


China Military Online
Li Wei
2024-05-25 19:53:28

From May 23 to 24, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) conducted the Joint Sword-2024A military drills surrounding the island of Taiwan. The drills serve as a firm punishment for Lai Ching-te's provocative "inaugural speech" advocating "Taiwan independence" on May 20, also a stern warning to external forces supporting "Taiwan independence" and interfering in China's internal affairs. These operations are just actions to defend China's national sovereignty and territorial integrity. Any attempt by any individual or force to challenge the one-China principle or obstruct China's reunification is to hold back the tide with a broom. The historical trend towards China's complete reunification is unstoppable.


The actions of "Taiwan independence" separatists pose a severe challenge to the international order, represent the most dangerous alteration to the status quo in the Taiwan Strait, and constitute a significant threat to regional peace. Lai Ching-te, who brands himself as a "pragmatic advocate for Taiwan independence", touts Taiwan's "strategic position in the first island chain" and refers to it as the "world's Taiwan", with the attempt to seek external support for his independence agenda and act the loyal "pawn" for those who eager to contain China's development, Lai's extremely dangerous words and deeds will only plunge Taiwan and the Taiwan people into the abyss of war.


The one-China principle is inviolable, and the trend towards China's reunification is irreversible. There is only one China in the world, and Taiwan is part of China – this is a historical and legal fact. The United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2758 adopted in 1971 clearly stated that the government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legitimate government representing all of China, including Taiwan, in the United Nations. It affirmed the one-China principle, acknowledging Taiwan as part of China and not a sovereign entity. Yet the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities have long ignored these facts, twisted the truth, clung to their separatist stance, and colluded with external forces in their provocations for independence. However, people can tell right and wrong. The "Taiwan independence" separatists' backpedaling against historical trend is doomed to be futile. They will not stop China from achieving complete reunification and the great national rejuvenation. Instead, their actions will only expose themselves to the world.


The one-China principle concerns China's core interests and the sentiments of the over 1.4 billion Chinese people. It is the cornerstone underpinning cross-Strait peace and stability, an integral part of the basic norm governing international relations, and the precondition and political foundation for China's friendly and cooperative relations with countries around the world. In recent years, countries like Nauru and Honduras have restored or established diplomatic relations with China. In the long term, more countries will choose to establish and develop friendly relations with China. Recently, many governments, political leaders, and friends worldwide have reaffirmed their commitment to the one-China principle, upholding UN General Assembly Resolution 2758 and opposing "Taiwan independence" attempts and external interference in China's internal affairs in any form. These continuous and widespread voices of justice once again demonstrate that the international community's adherence to the one-China principle is unshakeable. As the old Chinese saying goes, those who follow the right path gain broad support while those who go against it find little. Anyone attempting to challenge the one-China principle will end in failure.


China must be and will be reunified. As China's international status and influence are on the rise, the one-China principle has become increasingly cemented in the global community, and this is a historical trend no one can change or resist. The schemes of "Taiwan independence" separatists and external interference cannot stop China that is well on its way to reunification and national rejuvenation. We have the iron will to resolve the Taiwan question and achieve national reunification, the absolute capacity to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and we will take resolute and powerful actions to oppose "Taiwan independence" and external interference. Should the "Taiwan independence" separatists persist in their reckless pursuits, the Chinese PLA will act decisively on orders to thwart their separatist attempts and defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity.


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