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World Beijing determined to prevent a rapprochement between the United States and Taiwan

20:30  14 april  2021
20:30  14 april  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Les anciens sénateurs et secrétaires d'État américains arrivent à Taipei, accompagnés par le ministre des Affaires étrangères taïwanais Joseph Wu, à l'aéroport de Songshan, à Taïpei, le 14 avril 2021. © Central News Agency / Pool via Reuters The former senators and US state secretaries arrive in Taipei, accompanied by the Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, to Songshan Airport, Taïpei, April 14, 2021.

While former US senators are expected on April 15 in Taiwan, Beijing sees a very bad eye a Washington-Taipei reconciliation and is now ready for the Stop at all costs, including using military action.

with our correspondent in Beijing, Stéphane Lagarde

is an informal tour, but that is enough to trigger the wrath of popular China. These former senators sent to Taipei at the request of Joe Biden are considered by the Communist regime as a support for what is considered a "independence camp" and an step towards more sustained relations between the United States and Taiwan. What Beijing wants absolutely to avoid.

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  Taiwan to hold war games with computer-simulated Chinese invasion Defence ministry says computer simulations of a Chinese attack on Taiwan will be conducted from April 23 to 30.Computer simulations of a Chinese attack on Taiwan will be conducted from April 23 to 30 and will form the first phase of Taiwan’s largest annual war games, the Han Kuang exercises, the ministry said on Wednesday.

"We keep the possibility of taking all necessary measures, thus affirmed my Xiaoguang, the spokesman of the Taiwanese Business Bureau of the Chinese Council of State. The signal given by the military exercises is that we are determined to prevent Taiwan from working with the United States and we do it in action. The floor has been accompanied by acts in recent days: Monday, April 12 in particular,

25 fighting planes of the People's Liberation Army came tickled Taiwanese radars. For many analysts today, a spark could trigger

climbing . "China could for example declare that it will control which can enter and exit Taiwan. In fact, a simple exclusion zone would suffice, in which Beijing could confuse to the mainland China any ship that would appear to it suspect, "Philipp Zelikow Analysis Lawyer, University and Advisor to the US State Department . In January 2021, the National People's Congress has changed the law on coastguard, authorizing the latter to define areas of exclusion and to act by force vis-à-vis those who would refuse to obey.

Taiwan says China’s activities threaten regional stability .
President Tsai told a visiting US delegation Taipei was willing to work with the US to counter ‘provocations’.“We are very willing to work with like-minded countries, including the United States, to jointly safeguard the peace and stability of the Indo-Pacific and deter adventurous manoeuvres and provocations,” Tsai said in the meeting, which was broadcast live on Facebook on Thursday.

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