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Prospect of peaceful reunification with Taiwan being eroded, China says

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And that's a good thing. Peking will have no choice but to accept Taiwan's independence.

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nothing will embolden china more than russia conquering ukraine. they will know the world won’t stand up to them when they invade taiwan.

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"Those separatists recently made fanatical statements that show their betrayal of the Chinese nation and their ancestors. They will be nailed to the pillar of shame in history," he said.

I think the running dogs obsequiously bowing to a corrupt party and emperor will be nailed to the pillar of shame in question.

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nothing will embolden china more than russia conquering ukraine. they will know the world won’t stand up to them when they invade taiwan.

I disagree. While I have no love for Russia, I don’t think Russia will go beyond Ukraine and wonder if Russia will be able to even hold on to it should it conquer it. The CCP, on the other hand, will not stop if it gets it’s hands on Taiwan. For that reason, I think if China does try to take Taiwan that it can expect a unified front that knows how to use force. Speaking of force, China’s military is not combat ready. Should an armed conflict break out, China would likely have to use some sort of biological, chemical or nuclear weapon to compensate for their lack of preparedness and should that happen…pray god, it doesn’t…such an act would likely seal China’s fate as the world would turn against it.

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The only side that wants reunification is the CCP. Taiwan is perfectly fine with being an independent democratic country. I am more than positive that they prefer it. The CCP needs Taiwan more than Taiwan needs the CCP.

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Being eroded by the CCP’s aggressive and hegemonic behavior.

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Andrew Yang, a former Taiwan defense minister, said Beijing has said it will pursue "reunification" by winning the hearts and minds of Taiwanese but "their deeds have yet to match their words". Beijing instead is "holding a big stick" and is "confrontational and contradictory", he said.

Stalkers always go about things the wrong way and can never imagine the problem might be them.

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Why on earth would peaceful, free Taiwan wish to "unify" with a nation that is the complete opposite? Taiwanese love freedom, protections under the law, life in a very progressive nation - and the right to choose their own government.

There is no such thing as "re-unification." Taiwan is her own democratic nation.

Go away, Communist China.

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Taiwan, formerly the Republic of China, has certainly withdrawn from the United Nations. That being said, it is not up to China to decide whether or not to recognize it as a country.

North Korea is nothing more than a terrorist organization illegally occupying South Korean territory, but China, Russia, Cuba and others recognize it as a country.

Why can't the opposite be said? Communist countries have a mentality of not accepting anything that is inconvenient for them.

Considering what has happened to Hong Kong, I hope the people of Taiwan will clearly make the decision to break away from China.

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The prospect of peaceful "reunification" with Taiwan is being increasingly "eroded"

Yes, by China's beligerent threats and behavior. And having set an example with Hong Kong as to what the people of Taiwan can expect under CCP rule.

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Agent_NeoToday 04:38 pm JST

Taiwan, formerly the Republic of China, has certainly withdrawn from the United Nations.

Taiwan has reapplied in the past to correct the UN's shameful behavior but getting the past the 1.4 billion pound gorilla and enablers has proven difficult.

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The prospect of peaceful "reunification" with Taiwan is being increasingly "eroded"

That's because they hate you and what you stand for. And rightly-so.

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How to trust CCP when you see what's happening in Hongkong and how hongkong people are treated. They are controlling every movement of the Hongkong people. CCP is famous for using every threats, aggressive and intimation to bully other nations. Time to unite and suppress China aggressive behaviour.

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First, it’s not reunification. It’s unification. The media hasn’t picked up on this play with words, or hey choose to.

Second, after seeing what happened to Hong Kong, it’s probable that Taiwan isn’t to crazy about the terms Beijing has laid out.

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The so called forceful reunification of the Taiwan, democracy, freedom, is an anathema to xi jinping despotism, A 21st century dictatorship.

Yet just a fraction of his aims and goals.

The forceful belligerent control, domination of the entire region.

Land, Sea and Air.

The fortified sand castles to aid a future war, to control the essential global shipping routes.

The East and South China Seas, The Taiwan Straits.

Within 2 years the government of China without restraint, forceful challenge, will be militarily capable to enforce their will.

It is now vital that Japan builds attains a comprehensive off shore next generation nuclear capability both tactical strategic deterrent.

More importantly be fully prepared to deploy and use it.

Yes, it will require a step back, to period in time that many would like to leave behind.

However, xi jinping despotism has revealed no escape from his government future refusal to accept or recognise any rules based international law or a human rights focused global community.

I know I advocate a harsh reality that many would recoil from.

I never run and hide, I state my opinion, when I an allowed or able to.

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""We will take resolute actions to curb Taiwan independence and make sure such a plot never succeeds," he said. "We’re very confident in our capability to deter Taiwan independence.""

Wow, there is no doubt now as to where we are heading, it's only a matter of time.

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And that's a good thing. Peking will have no choice but to accept Taiwan's independence.

China doesn't roll that way

Taiwan isn't claiming independence anyway so the whole thing is ridiculous

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Taiwan can be an autonomous region if they like.

Thing about China is they are extremely pushy and don't back down.

It's not worth other nations getting involved in China's civil war with Taiwan

Japan especially as China hasn't forgotten

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Tibetans know all about china's "peaceful reunification".

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Mr GoodmanJune 2 09:06 pm JST

Taiwan can be an autonomous region if they like.

An "autonomous region" with no PLA stormtroopers or plainclothes CCP thugs, yes. We call that independence.

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China is using, Projection, just like trump, to miss-inform the planet!

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Taiwan can be an autonomous region if they like.

They are already autonomous.

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Thing about China is they are extremely pushy and don't back down.

Just like the Germans and the Japanese in the 1930s and early 1940s. The rest of the world doesn't really like 'pushy' countries in case you can't tell and will naturally be defensive against them, allying with others as necessary. What else do you expect them to do? Roll over and submit? You roll and submit if that's how you live your life.

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TokyoLivingToday 03:04 am JST

And will be the start of the Chinese century..

Going to be a pretty miserable century missing trade with 43% of the worlds GDP in the OECD.

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The prospect of peaceful "reunification" with Taiwan is being increasingly "eroded" by Taiwanese separatists and external forces, Chinese Defence Minister Dong Jun said

Not true, not even close to the truth. The fact is Taiwanese people do not wish to be ruled by the oppressive CCP. There has never been the possibility of a peaceful union of China and Taiwan while the CCP remain in sole charge of China. Perhaps that would change if China was to introduce true multi party democracy to China, with a new constiution which would be needed to introduce such a change.

Taiwan has never been asked by China, to my knowledge, under what circumstances the people of Taiwan would discuss the possibility of a union or reconciliation. That would seem to be an important step in the "peaceful" process of which China talks. Without that the offers seem more ultimatums for surrender to single party rule and ultimately ending up like Hong Kong, an oppressed people stripped of their freedoms.

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Taiwan has witnessed the destruction of HK AND its people. The fact the KMT and TPP is white anting Taiwanese democracy is just a taste of what is to come. At the next election, Taiwanese must show some pride in themselves and elect the DPP with a majority in the house, else, the same as that of HK awaits them.

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With the brilliant examples of Tibet and Hong Kong, who wouldn't want to be reunited with China?

On the subject of reunification, when is China going to demand reunification with Vladivostok?

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