China has said that it will not abandon the scenario of using force if peaceful reunification with Taiwan fails, and Beijing reserves the right to respond to provocations by island independence supporters and outside forces, according to a white paper published by Chinese authorities.
The document titled “The Taiwan Issue and China’s Reunification in the New Era” was jointly prepared and published by the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China and the Press Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. “White papers” are published regularly to explain Beijing’s policy on various issues.
The book states: “Attempts to achieve Taiwan independence will only push the island into the abyss of disaster and inflict great harm on the Taiwan compatriots. To protect the common interests of the Chinese nation, including the Taiwan compatriots, we must resolutely oppose the partition and independence of Taiwan, and promote reunification peaceful.”
It is also noted that Beijing is “ready to create a wide space for peaceful reunification, but we will not leave room for various forms of separatist activities to achieve Taiwan independence.”
The authors of the document also declared that the affairs of the Chinese should be decided by the Chinese themselves, and that the Taiwan issue was called an internal affair of the People’s Republic of China, “which affects China’s interests and the national feelings of the Chinese people. The resolution of the issue ‘cannot tolerate any outside interference’.”
He also said, “No one should underestimate the strong resolve, firm will and great ability of the Chinese people to protect state sovereignty and territorial integrity. We are ready to continue sincerely seeking and making efforts for peaceful reunification, but we do not promise to give up the use of force and retain the possibility of accepting all necessary measures.” “.
The authorities of the People’s Republic of China maintain that there are very few supporters of Taiwan independence and their “separatist activities”. The document says that the measures the party has promised to use against them, and potential outside interference, are “in no way directed against Taiwanese citizens”.
The situation around Taiwan escalated after the recent visit to the island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the first for a speaker of the House of Representatives since 1997.
The People’s Republic of China regards the island as its boycott and always opposes any contact between representatives of Taipei and current officials, especially high-ranking officials, or the military of countries with which Beijing has diplomatic relations.