On the 110th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution on Oct. 9, Chinese Leader Xi Jinping reiterated his position regarding Taiwan. Xi emphasized peaceful reunification of the island rather than forceful invasion.
“Taiwan independence separatism is the biggest obstacle to national reunification, the most serious potential for national revival,” Xi said.
July 2021, Xi threatened to “crush” all efforts to declare Taiwan’s independence. He also threatened to take Taiwan by force in 2019, according to Reuters.
In Sept. 2021, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian wrote: “Taiwan is part of China. China will definitely unify Taiwan … We warn the Taiwanese government that any attempt to seek independence and refuse reunification will inevitably fail.”
Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of CCP mouthpiece the Global Times, also warned: “If U.S. troops are present on the island of Taiwan, China will crush them by force.”
Now Xi is worried about internal problems. The Chinese military has shown signs of dissatisfaction, even “treason” over the last year.
Last year, the CCP military and some local authorities appeared to be opposed to repeatedly invading Japanese waters near the Senkaku Islands.
According to The Japan Times, Chinese fishermen reported last year that the authorities of the two provinces of Fujian and Zhejiang had informed them that they were not permitted to travel within 55 kilometers of the archipelago. Senkaku is a desert island with no inhabitants. A 40-year-old Chinese fisherman said that the Senkaku Islands were “really controlled by Japan.”
Furthermore, retired CCP army generals have always warned Xi that no plans to invade Taiwan should be made according to Secret China.
Last year, retired Air Force Major General Professor Qiao Liang said in an interview with South China Morning Post: “China’s ultimate goal is not to unify Taiwan but to realize it. National rejuvenation so that the 1.4 billion people of China have a good life. Can this be done through the reclamation of Taiwan? Of course not.”
Professor Dai Xu, a former colonel at the Institute of Strategic Studies at the National Defense University of China, criticized the CCP last year. Dai wrote the article “Four American Surprises and Ten Spots” as a “brutal” reality check for the CCP, showing that the United States can damage China.
He wrote: “Remember: Today, the U.S. imperialists impose tariffs of $30 billion on our trade, and its effect will surely be $60 billion, $90 billion or more—is what we see from the mighty American empire. We must replace anger with reason, must fight with reason and courage.”