China pledges to battle Taiwan independence ‘activities’ 

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday has cautioned world leaders against interference on Taiwan, telling the United Nations that Beijing would take “forceful steps” to stave off any external backing for the island’s independence.

“We must combat Taiwan independence separatist activities with the firmest resolve and take the most forceful steps to oppose external interference,” China’s top diplomat said in a UN General Assembly speech.

Wang Yi said any move “to obstruct China’s reunification is bound to be crushed by the wheels of history.”

China protects its claim to Taiwan, which separated from the mainland after a civil war in 1949 and now has its own government.

A recent visit by the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has considerably escalated anxieties between Washington and Beijing.

Nexus News recalls that on Friday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

Earlier this week, US President Joe Biden had said that US forces would protect Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion. China reacted by saying that Washington should not send the “wrong signals” pertaining to Taiwanese “independence.”

“Only when China is fully reunified can there be true peace across the Taiwan Strait,” Wang Yi said.

Also, he recollected that the PRC government is the sole government representing all of China, referring to China’s formal name, the People’s Republic of China.

“The one-China principle has become a basic norm in international relations,” the minister added.

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