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China VP warns at UN of ‘strong will’ on Taiwan

In a UN address, China reaffirmed its resolve on Taiwan, advocating peaceful reunification while emphasizing its determination to safeguard sovereignty. It echoed aspirations for China’s unity.

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UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES — China warned Thursday at the United Nations not to underestimate its “strong will” on Taiwan, while saying Beijing preferred peaceful means to take the self-governing democracy.

Addressing the General Assembly, Vice President Han Zheng repeated Beijing’s stance that Taiwan — around which the communist mainland has staged repeated military exercises — constitutes an “inalienable part” of China.

“No one should ever underestimate the firm resolve, strong will and the power of the Chinese people to safeguard their sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he said.

“Realizing China’s complete reunification is a shared aspiration of all the sons and daughters of the Chinese nation,” he said.

“We will continue to strive for peaceful reunification with the greatest sincerity and the utmost effort.”

Nearly all countries recognize Beijing rather than Taipei but the United States has a strong unofficial relationship with Taiwan, to which it provides weapons to ensure its self-defense.

Some US officials have voiced concern that China is stepping up preparations to seize the island by force, especially if Taiwan makes moves to declare its independence formally.

Experts say that China has been reviewing lessons from Ukraine, which Russia has failed to seize a year and a half after invading.

China is allied with Russia but has stopped short of providing large amounts of military support to Moscow.

Han said that China wanted a “cessation of hostilities and resumption of peace talks” on Ukraine.

“China supports all efforts that are conducive to the peaceful resolution of the Ukraine crisis, and stands ready to continue playing a constructive role for the early attainment of peace,” he said.

Han earlier in the week met on the sidelines of the General Assembly with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the latest effort by the two powers to manage their wide-ranging tensions.

— AFP

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One Talk Cork One Sing song. All the same loves Slavery to make themselves strong. Not an inch of an inspiration to ppl.

Hell freezes over before the taiwanese agrees to so called “reunification” with the Chinese communist party. Historically when did the ccp ever rule over china? No, it was the KMT that fled and stayed in Taiwan apart and away from the ccp. The ccp will destroy Taiwan’s democracy and rule of law like it did hongkong. The dismal tragic state of hongkong now is what the taiwanese reject vehemently. If ever the ccp take over Taiwan, Taiwan is finished as hongkong was finished! Unless and until the ccp crashes and burns to the ground, there will be no chance of… Read more »

The ccp vp just double confirmed it: the ccp is no more than a strong-willed child who selfishly whines, complains, throws tantrums, threatens when the child doesn’t get his own way. And how does the Chinese culture deal with a strong-willed child? Yes we spank them and we spank them hard!

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