UPDATED 8:01 AM PT – Friday, June 25, 2021
Taiwan is preparing for a possible war with Communist China. Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said Thursday that his nation needs to be ready for a possible military conflict amid growing signs of a potential invasion by Communist China.
The diplomat added, Beijing has not renounced its plans to use military force against Taiwan. Nonetheless, Wu said Beijing will not be able to destroy Taiwan’s independence and political freedoms.
“But they want to use force if necessary, so we need to prepare ourselves for a possible conflict,” he stated. “We hope it doesn’t happen; a war between Taiwan and China is in nobody’s interest.”
Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu discussed the island’s relations with China, including Beijing’s military threat and the risk of cyberattacks, in an exclusive interview with CNN’s Will Ripley.https://t.co/XzOGpDIiEc
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“I think they are also trying to expand their sphere of influence over the China Sea, over the South China Sea or beyond the first island chain into the white Pacific, so this is not just Taiwan’s problem,” Wu continued. “We certainly hope that the international community will continue to look at the peace and stability in this region with attention and continue to support Taiwan.
Beijing has claimed Taiwan is a rogue province of Mainland China, but Taipei has insisted it will stand up to any form of aggression by the illegitimate communist regime.