The q uestion to ponder over is : was this statement made about India or Taiwan?
Xi Jinping says China will focus on war preparation The Chinese president said that as the nation’s security becomes increasingly unstable and uncertain, China will focus on preparing for war. According to Britain’s Daily Mail, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported that President Xi Jinping said “China will focus on war preparation as the nation’s security becomes increasingly unstable and uncertain.”
The Chinese leader said, in a statement that sounded alarm bells about Taiwan in the Western world, that “Beijing will comprehensively strengthen its military training and readiness for any war.” Xi’s statement last month also emphasized “faster military development,” self-confidence and strength “in technology and defending China’s overseas interests.” This series of statements comes at a time when Taiwanese tensions between the United States and China are escalating in the shadow of the Ukraine crisis.
As Washington takes step after step in Taiwan that has provoked Beijing, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said last month that “China is trying to achieve unification with Taiwan on a much faster schedule than intended.” Admiral Michael Gilday, commander of US naval operations, also said that “China could invade Taiwan by the end of the year or in 2023”. The promise of “reunification with Taiwan”. Washington is also treating China as a scapegoat, under the guise of supporting Russia in the Ukraine crisis, as it tries to pressure Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Uyghurs.
In this context, Xi became the first general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CCP) and thus head of state since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, whose mandate was extended for a third term after that of Mao Zedong. To contribute to this, the 20th National Congress of the CPC last month was promised reunification with Taiwan. “We do not rule out the use of force.” The part of Xi’s speech to Congress in which he promised to “complete Taiwan’s unification with the mainland” received the longest applause.
Stating that “the CCP must be resolute in its strategy to resolve the Taiwan issue and restore the country’s unity,” Xi said, “We do not rule out the use of force, we will take all necessary measures to put end to separatist movements.” He stressed that the solution to the Taiwan issue is up to the Chinese people to decide, and foreign intervention in this matter is unacceptable. The “One country, two systems” commitment
At the same time, a line was added to the CCP’s constitution regarding “strictly opposing and discouraging Taiwanese independence” and “resolutely implementing the policy of one country, two systems.” Possible US participation Although the United States has adopted the “one China” principle in accordance with joint statements signed with China, US President Joe Biden has repeatedly said that the United States will “defend Taiwan if it comes under attack”. The involvement of the United States in the possible Sino-Taiwanese conflict will represent the most concrete form of the Third World War.
Information Source : Reuters
Xi Jinping: ”Time For China To Get Prepared For War…”