Beijing officials must stop “spreading military adventure in their ranks,” Tsai Ing-wen said in his New Year’s speech.
The Taiwanese president on Saturday urged China to suspend its “”.Military Adventure», At a time when tensions between Beijing and Taipei are at an all-time high.
Beijing has increased pressure on the Democratic island since President Tsai Ing-wen came to power in 2016, believing that Taiwan is sovereign and not part of China. In recent months, the Chinese military air force has made a number of intrusions into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (Adiz).
⁇Using military means to resolve conflicts between our two sides is not entirely an optionSai Ying-wen said during his New Year’s speech.
Military tensions at the highest level
Beijing sees the island as a rebellious province that will be forcibly reunited with the mainland if necessary. In his New Year’s speech, Chinese President Xi Jinping said,The complete unification of our homeland is an aspiration shared by the peopleFrom China and Taiwan. Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense warned in October that military tensions with China would be the highest in four decades.
In recent years, Beijing has intensified its efforts to isolate Taiwan in the international arena. China considers Taiwan’s official statement “IndependentIt has provocative and repetitive threat effects on countries that support Taipei in its self-determination.
Beijing has encouraged Taiwan’s shrinking diplomatic allies to turn the page. So China reopened its embassy in Nicaragua on Friday, three weeks after it had re-established diplomatic relations – which had been interrupted since 1990.
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