China’s ruling Communist Party has long claimed sovereignty over Taiwan.
Beijing considers Taiwan a rebel province.
America said- China’s action is basically against the goal of peace and stability.
Washington: US President Joe Biden’s office at the White House has said that following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei, Taiwan “will be intimidated and force will be used.” That China’s actions are fundamentally contrary to the goal of peace and stability. The US will take “calm and firm” steps to support the self-governing island.
China’s ruling Communist Party has long claimed sovereignty over Taiwan. However, Beijing insists that its current “one-China principle” will prevent foreign government officials from setting foot on the island.
China considers Taiwan a rebel province
Following Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, the People’s Liberation Army of China declared war on Taiwan from August 4 to 7. Later the Chinese military increased its military exercises around Taiwan. Beijing views Taiwan as a rebel province that it believes should be reunited with the mainland through war.
China warned on Wednesday that Beijing would conduct regular warfare exercises as a new normal to enforce its “one-China principle”.
China’s action against peace and instability
“China’s actions are fundamentally contrary to the goals of peace and stability,” Kurt Campbell, deputy assistant to the president and Indo-Pacific coordinator, said during a press conference. This is part of an intense pressure campaign against Taiwan that has not ended, and we expect it to continue for the next several weeks to months.”
“The goal of this campaign is clear – to intimidate Taiwan and reduce its resilience,” he said. I will continue to take calm and firm steps to maintain peace and stability.
“These steps will be implemented in many areas over the next few weeks and months,” Campbell said. Since the challenge is of long duration. We will not be flexible, but we will be courageous and effective.
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First Published: 13 August 2022, 21:46 IST