Xi Xinping doesn’t leave a lot of wiggle room for any misinterpretation of his intentions concerning Taiwan.
China harbours ambitions of a ‘peaceful reunification’ with Taiwan, the country’s leader Xi Jinping said ahead of the island’s National Day of celebration on Sunday.
The president’s renewed call for the island to be integrated into China comes amid a rise in aggressive threats and provocative military action over Taiwanese airspace in recent days.
Mr Xi was speaking at an official celebration in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People that focused largely on the need for the ruling Communist Party to continue to lead China as the country rises in power and influence.
‘Reunification of the nation must be realised, and will definitely be realised,’ he warned. ‘Reunification through a peaceful manner is the most in line with the overall interest of the Chinese nation, including Taiwan compatriots.’
I’ve written an analysis of why I don’t believe the US will interfere with Chinese reunification and submitted it for publication. It will be interesting to see if it is published or not. If not, I will publish it here.