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World Taiwan Says China Raising Pressure to Gain Control Across Strait

14:06  26 september  2020
14:06  26 september  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

US holds its second high-profile visit to Taiwan in two months as Beijing escalates military pressure

  US holds its second high-profile visit to Taiwan in two months as Beijing escalates military pressure A high-profile United States official is visiting Taiwan for the second time in two months, the latest sign of warming ties between Washington and Taipei, as Beijing escalates pressure on the self-governed island through a series of military drills and aircraft incursions. © PEI CHEN/AFP/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Keith Krach, US Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment, alights from an aircraft after landing at the Songshan airport in Taipei on September 17.

A Chinese official said at an annual parliament session in Beijing this month that the government will In the meantime, China could use more economic and diplomatic pressure to push Taiwan “The result I think is that just Beijing wants to remind Taiwan people if cross- Strait relations are not

Tension between the US and China could become confrontation in the Taiwan Strait next year, Chinese observers say .

(Bloomberg) -- China has intensified its pressure on Taiwan, opening up new fronts in its campaign to bring the island under its control, according to Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council.

a fighter jet flying in the air: People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Chengdu J-10 jet fighters, manufactured by Chengdu Aerospace corp., a unit of Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC), perform during an aerobatics display at the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, China, on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. The air show takes place from Nov. 11-16. © Photographer: Bloomberg/Bloomberg People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Chengdu J-10 jet fighters, manufactured by Chengdu Aerospace corp., a unit of Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC), perform during an aerobatics display at the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, China, on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. The air show takes place from Nov. 11-16.

People’s Liberation Army aircraft have repeatedly breached the median line in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and the Chinese mainland this month. The latest actions show Beijing no longer recognized Taipei’s claim to the waters, according to a statement on the council’s website Saturday that cited an adviser.

China begins military drills as senior U.S. official visits Taiwan amid rising tensions

  China begins military drills as senior U.S. official visits Taiwan amid rising tensions China begins military drills as senior U.S. official visits Taiwan amid rising tensionsBEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China began combat drills near the Taiwan Strait on Friday, the same day a senior U.S. official began high-level meetings in Taipei, as tensions rose and Beijing denounced tightening ties between Chinese-claimed Taiwan and the United States.

The Taiwan Strait median line has been an informal but largely respected border of control for Beijing and Taipei. According to Taiwan and United States On Monday, Beijing said its forces are operating legally. " Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinese territory, and there is no so-called median line

Though most people across the Taiwan Strait speak Mandarin as their first language, more than a century of separation has led a growing number of China -based experts say that the election of pro-independence leaders in Taiwan may shift Beijing’s top security concern from territorial disputes in

The incursions by PLA aircraft showed Beijing’s objective was to extend its jurisdiction, the adviser said in the statement. China’s imposition of a sweeping security law in Hong Kong, after a year of pro-democracy street protests, showed its desire to broaden its control, according to an academic report.

“Legal warfare has been part of China’s comprehensive strategy to deal with Taiwan issues, but it was less significant when cross-strait ties were good,” Paul Chu, professor at National Taiwan Normal University’s Graduate Institute of Political Science, said Saturday. “With confrontation increasing in cross-strait ties, we will begin to see substantial legal effects from China’s legal warfare.”

In shadow of China war games, Taiwan bids farewell to 'Mr Democracy'

  In shadow of China war games, Taiwan bids farewell to 'Mr Democracy' In shadow of China war games, Taiwan bids farewell to 'Mr Democracy'TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan bid farewell on Saturday to former president Lee Teng-hui, dubbed "Mr. Democracy" for ending autocratic rule in favor of free elections and championing Taiwan's separate identity from China, as Beijing again sent jets close to the island.

Taiwan ’s unification with China is inevitable, Xi Jinping has said as he warned that Beijing Speaking in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People on the 40th anniversary of a key cross- strait policy statement, the Taiwan , which has never been under the Chinese Communist party’s control , is China ’s most

Taiwanese investment in China increased during this time, and soon a sizeable portion of Taiwan ’s manufacturing was being done across the strait Meanwhile, some DPP legislators have proposed amending terms in Taiwan ’s anti-treason laws to include cooperation or coordination with China .

China may also try to lure Taiwan citizens with economic and other incentives, according to the statement. Beijing could offer social and financial benefits to people from across the Strait who apply for Chinese-issued identity cards to integrate them into Chinese society, it said.

Beijing has an intensive cyber propaganda campaign promoting unification with Taiwan through Internet celebrities on platforms like WeChat, which bypasses laws, advisers said in the statement. Taiwan should be better prepared to thwart these attacks and must work with global allies to develop its defenses, it said.

Beijing regards the island as part of its territory, and reserves the right to annex it by force, even though the two sides have been ruled separately for more than 70 years and have deep social and economic ties.

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