Taiwan -China seems to giving out a message of unification with Taiwan, calling it a bare necessity. In a recent statement to the media, Chinese President XI Jinping has said that Beijing wouldn’t tolerate separatism and wishes to reunite with Taiwan, in a peaceful manner.
The declaration to the media is no less than a threat that it has to be a surrender of the Chinese terms. Taiwan continues to consider itself a sovereign and this has been well taken by many Western countries itself. However, China has forced the US, which has been Taiwan’s long-standing alliance, to accept the One China Policy. Under this agreement, China wishes to be the only one to have a government and every country it feels should be within its jurisdiction, will be its subsidiary.
Frequent trips by America to Taiwan has been to strengthen its trade relations only. The US sells arms to Taiwan as part of Washington’s Taiwan Relations Act, which states that the US must help Taiwan defend itself.
In the past few days, China has repeated disrupted air peace by sending multiple military jets into Taiwanese aerospace. This has been seen as a way of bullying and creating pressure on Taiwan ahead of its National Day.
Speaking at an event marking the 110th anniversary of the revolution that overthrew China’s last imperial dynasty in 1911, he said unification in a “peaceful manner” was “most in line with the overall interest of the Chinese nation, including Taiwan compatriots”. Taiwanese counterparts admit that relations with China have not been as worst as it is as of now. China is wishing to implement a ‘one country, two systems’ principle something similar to Hong Kong. The latter has not been happy with its fictious democratic status.