Beijing on Monday mentioned it was able to defend its nationwide pursuits over Taiwan, in a rebuke to US President Joe Biden’s vow to guard the island from any invasion by China.
China’s Communist Party has by no means managed self-ruled Taiwan nevertheless it views the island as a part of its territory and has vowed to sooner or later seize it, by power if wanted.
Biden, who’s in Tokyo to satisfy regional allies, earlier on Monday warned that China’s more and more assertive stance over the island was “flirting with danger” and promised to defend Taiwan from any navy motion by its big neighbour.
The feedback have been met with defiance in Beijing, with international ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin telling reporters that “Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory”.
“The Taiwan issue is a purely internal affair for China,” he mentioned. “On issues touching on China’s core interests of sovereignty and territorial integrity, China has no room for compromise or concession.”
Biden made a connection between the response of Western nations to Russia’s assault on Ukraine and Beijing’s notion of the dangers of navy motion in opposition to Taiwan.
Wang mentioned China would at all times defend its pursuits with the power of its 1.four billion inhabitants.
“No one should underestimate the firm resolve, staunch will and strong ability of the Chinese people in defending national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he added.
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