Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – China issued a “white paper” on Taiwan, Wednesday (10/8/2022). The white paper is entitled “Taiwan Questions and China’s Reunification in the New Era”.
It outlines how China intends to take over the island. Ranging from various economic incentives to military pressure.
In detail, quoting Xinhua, the white paper reaffirms the fact that Taiwan is part of China. Then the determination of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the people of the Bamboo Curtain and the commitment to national reunification.
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“Taiwan has belonged to China since ancient times. This statement has solid foundations in history and jurisprudence,” according to the white paper.
“UN General Assembly Resolution 2758 is a political document that encapsulates the one-China principle whose legal authority is unquestionable and has been recognized worldwide… The one-China principle represents the universal consensus of the international community. It is consistent with the basic norms of international relations, ” he added.
“We are one China, and Taiwan is part of China. This is an indisputable fact supported by history and law. Taiwan was never a country. Its status as part of China cannot be changed,” read the book again.
The book describes how Taiwan’s economy has developed because of its relationship with China. The existence of cooperation between the two for seven decades has brought benefits to the island’s residents. After that the white paper alludes to national reunification.
“Never before have we been so close, confident, and able to achieve the goal of national rejuvenation. The same is true for our goal of national reunification,” the white paper said.
However, it also mentioned how relations were strained because of the Taiwan Democratic Progressive Party, which Beijing considers a separatist. China also mentions other external forces who try to provoke and the defeat that will be obtained if they are determined to oppose China.
“These are obstacles that must be removed in advancing the process of peaceful reunification,” the document added.
“This has increased tensions and cross-Strait confrontations, and undermined peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. This goes against the global trends underlying peace, development and mutually beneficial cooperation, and goes against the wishes of the international community and the aspirations of all peoples.” ,” he wrote.
“Relying on external forces will do nothing for Taiwanese separatists, and using Taiwan to contain China is doomed to failure. The wheel of history is rolling towards national reunification, and it will not be stopped by any individual or power,” the book states.
On the other hand, on the same note, China also wrote down its bid for Taiwan, which has its own ideology. The ‘one country, two systems’ principle will be offered as previously given to Hong Kong.
“This is the most inclusive solution to this problem. It is an approach based on democracy. Principles, showing good will, seeking a peaceful resolution of the Taiwan question, and providing mutual benefits. Differences in social systems are not an obstacle to reunification or justification for secession, ” he said.
“We are ready to create ample space for peaceful reunification. But we will leave no room for separatist activities,” China threatened.
Previously, China’s relations with Taiwan were getting hotter after the arrival of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (US), Nancy Pelosi, last week. The visit, according to China, means recognition of Taiwan’s independence.
China has finally imposed a number of economic sanctions on Taiwanese goods. Not only that, war games have been carried out since last Thursday by fielding warships, fighter jets and firing missiles.
Taiwan also carried out a similar exercise yesterday. Despite insisting that the military exercises had been prearranged and not retaliatory to China, a similar operation would be carried out again on Thursday with missiles fired as if in real war.
Ignore China’s anger, this is Pelosi’s full statement in Taiwan