PLA will be relentless in fighting "Taiwan independence" separatist forces, defeating external interference: Defense Spokesperson

China Military Online
Lin Congyi
2024-06-14 18:03:47

BEIJING, June. 14 -- "The Chinese PLA will be relentless in fighting against the 'Taiwan independence' separatist forces and defeating external inference, and will resolutely fulfill its mission of safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity," said Chinese Defense Spokesperson Senior Colonel Zhang Xiaogang on Friday.

Recently, US President Biden said in an interview that he will not rule out the possibility of US military involvement in Taiwan  if a conflict broke out across the Taiwan Strait. The commander of US Indo-Pacific Command  also said the US military plans to deploy UAVs, unmanned ships and underwater systems on a large scale to defend Taiwan. Furthermore, it is reported that 27 US defense contractors recently participated in the so-called  Taiwan-US Defense Industry Forum in Taipei.

When being asked to comment on these, Snr. Col. Zhang replied that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China and how to solve the Taiwan question is a matter for over 1.4 billion Chinese people. It allows no external interference.

Following on, the spokesperson pointed out that "Taiwan independence" and cross-Strait peace are as irreconcilable as fire and water, "Taiwan independence" means war.

"We urge the US side to see clearly the ambition and hazard of 'Taiwan independence' separatist forces, honor its commitment of not supporting 'Taiwan independence', and stop sending seriously wrong signals in any form to avoid an escalation of the cross-Strait tension," said the spokesperson.

Snr. Col. Zhang also solemnly warned the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities in Taiwan that the path of "resisting reunification by force" leads to a dead end, and squandering the hard-earned money of the Taiwan people on weapons – no matter how many – will be futile.

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