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World Taiwan will not start war with China, top military official says

08:25  14 october  2021
08:25  14 october  2021 Source:   foxnews.com

5 things to know about China's record surge of warplanes near Taiwan

  5 things to know about China's record surge of warplanes near Taiwan China's record number of incursions of warplanes into Taiwan's defense zone over the past four days plays to Beijing's military strengths while sending potent messages both at home and far beyond the self-governed island, Western analysts say. © Taiwan Ministry of Defense/AP The Taiwan Ministry of Defense released this undated file photo of a Chinese J-16 fighter jet when they announced that PLA aircrafts entered their air defense identification zone.

Chiu Kuo-cheng said Taiwan "absolutely will not start a war ," according to Reuters. China ’s recent aggression near the island has some international observers wondering if Beijing is planning an invasion. Few believe war is imminent, but the sheer size of these Chinese sorties has many China claims Taiwan as its own, and controlling the island is a key component of Beijing’s political and military thinking. Leader Xi Jinping on the weekend again emphasized "reunification of the nation must be realized, and will definitely be realized" — a goal made more realistic with massive improvements

Taiwan ’s government says it is a sovereign nation with no need to declare independence. On Tuesday, Taiwan ’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, wrote that Taiwan would not be “adventurists” but would do “whatever it takes” to defend itself. While there is growing speculation that China may make a move on The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said Washington’s commitment to Taiwan was “rock solid”, describing China ’s military activity around Taiwan as “provocative” and “destabilising’. “What I hope is that these actions will cease because there is always the possibility of miscalculation, of

Taiwan’s top military official said Thursday that Taipei will not start a kinetic war with China as tensions in the region intensify after Beijing recently launched record numbers of military aircraft towards the island.

Chiu Kuo-cheng said Taiwan "absolutely will not start a war," according to Reuters.

China’s recent aggression near the island has some international observers wondering if Beijing is planning an invasion. Few believe war is imminent, but the sheer size of these Chinese sorties has many concerned that there could be a miscalculation that spills over into a larger conflict and possibly include the U.S., Japan, the U.K. and Australia.

Taiwan "very concerned" that China will "launch a war" to take over

  Taiwan Taiwan, a strategic U.S. ally claimed by Beijing as sovereign territory, says 145 Chinese military planes have violated its air defense zone in four days."If Taiwan were to fall, the consequences would be catastrophic for regional peace and the democratic alliance system," wrote President Tsai Ying-wen in Foreign Affairs. "It would signal that in today's global contest of values, authoritarianism has the upper hand over democracy.

The Pentagon on Tuesday backed Taiwan against what it said were increased efforts by China to "intimidate and pressure" the island using its military . © Office of the President, Taiwan /Wang Yu Ching C-130H transport aircraft of Taiwan 's air force overfly Taipei's view of the flights as pointed political signals—and a real threat—was confirmed on Wednesday when a Chinese official said the military activities targeted the Taiwanese government and its foreign backers. Defense Department spokesperson John Kirby said the PLA activities conducted in the vicinity of Taiwan , as well as in the

China has warned Taiwan that any attempt to seek independence "means war ". The warning comes days after China stepped up its military activities and flew warplanes near the island. It also comes after new US President Joe Biden reaffirmed his commitment to Taiwan , and set out his stance in Asia. Although Taiwan is officially recognised by only a handful of nations, its democratically elected government has strong commercial and informal links with many countries. Like most nations, the US has no official diplomatic ties with Taiwan , but a US law does require it to provide the island with the

China claims Taiwan as its own, and controlling the island is a key component of Beijing’s political and military thinking. Leader Xi Jinping on the weekend again emphasized "reunification of the nation must be realized, and will definitely be realized" — a goal made more realistic with massive improvements to China’s armed forces over the last two decades.


Video: Taiwan says it needs to be alert to 'over the top' military activities by China (Reuters)

Taiwan has recently announced new investments into its military. President Tsai Ing-wen said the money is intended to "demonstrate our determination to defend ourselves."

Russian President Vladimir Putin told CNBC Wednesday at an energy conference that China doesn’t need to use its military to achieve its goal regarding Taiwan.

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"China is a huge powerful economy, and in terms of purchasing parity, China is the economy number one in the world ahead of the United States now," Putin said, according to the network. "By increasing this economic potential, China is capable of implementing its national objectives. I do not see any threats."

The Associated Press contributed to this report

Pentagon Backs Taiwan Against Chinese Military Threats .
Defense Department spokesperson John Kirby described recent Chinese military maneuvers near Taiwan as "destabilizing and only increase the risk of miscalculation."This month, Taiwan has detected 153 People's Liberation Army aircraft on training missions in the international airspace about 100 to 150 miles southwest of the island. Taipei's view of the flights as pointed political signals—and a real threat—was confirmed on Wednesday when a Chinese official said the military activities targeted the Taiwanese government and its foreign backers.

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