World In a "white paper", Beijing does not exclude the use of force towards Taiwan

16:30  10 august  2022
16:30  10 august  2022 Source:   rfi.fr

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In an official document published by an Chinese government agency, Beijing details how it plans to take possession of Taiwan. The authorities seem to opt for a more conciliatory approach to this state which it always considers as a "rebellious island" supposed to return to the Chinese fold.

After the warrior propaganda, Beijing goes to a more moderate tone: "realizing the reunification of China is a aspiration shared by all the sons and daughters of the Chinese nation", can be read in this "white paper".

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words "far from being a declaration of war", analyzes the researcher Matthieu Duchâtel on Twitter.

Zero tolerance for separatists

Although China promises to leave "no room for maneuver" to the supporters of independence, the authors emphasize that the force will only be used: "We would be forced to take on drastic measures in the face of provocations of separatists or external forces, if they came to cross our red lines ”.

But the authors emphasize the carrot rather than on the stick. They offer enhanced cooperation (cultural, social and economic), and make the advantages of a peaceful reunification mirrh: "Taiwanese compatriots will be stronger, more confident, more security and more respected on the international scene".

A reunification desired by China

except that Taiwanese think the opposite: an overwhelming majority of Taiwanese says they are opposed to this "reunification" that China calls for.

In the last sentence of the "White Paper", Beijing sends this warning: "The objective of the reunification of our native land must be carried out and will be".

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