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China threatens Taiwan of adverse actions, if it demands independence

A Beijing official warned, if Taiwan advances towards independence, China will take "severe measures,"

A Beijing official warned Wednesday that if Taiwan progressed to its Independence, China would take “severe measures,” adding that Taiwan’s resentment and foreign interference could escalate next year.

China claims that Taiwan is a democratically elected state and that it has stepped up military and diplomatic pressure over the past two years to bolster its claim, which has sparked outrage in Taipei and concerns in Washington.

At a press conference, Ma Xiaoguang, a spokeswoman for the Taiwanese News Office, told a news conference that China was determined to do everything possible to achieve a peaceful reunion with Taiwan, but if the red lines on freedom were broken, China would respond.

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“If the divisive forces in Taiwan want liberation, force, or breach of any red line, we will have to take drastic measures,” she said.

Late Wednesday, the Taiwanese News Council issued a statement urging Beijing to “seriously consider its mission towards Taiwan and make an informed decision on the situation.”

In order to maintain peace throughout the Taiwan Strait and region, the Council reiterated its call for equal dialogue and said it maintained a policy of “non-violence.”

Despite the lack of official communication, Taiwan has emerged as an integral part of the strained relations between Taiwan and the United States, the island’s most important international sponsor and arms supplier.

Taiwan declares independence and promises to defend its independence and democracy.

China often refers to the island as the most sensitive topic in its relations with the US.

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Ma believes that outrage by freedom fighters and “foreign involvement” will be “severe and intense.” in the next few months.

“Next year, the situation in Taiwan Strait will be very difficult and difficult,” he said.

Beijing has sent a series of flights over the Taiwan Strait in recent months to pressure Taiwan. He said he would not accept the threat.

Although the United States sees only one China, law is required by law to provide Taiwan with self-defense measures and has long followed a policy of “strategic ambiguity” about whether to intervene militarily to protect Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion. .

The defeated Chinese government fled to Taiwan in 1949 after losing the civil war to the Communists, who founded the People’s Republic of China.

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