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Jinping vows to smash bid for Taiwan independence, complete ‘reunification’


Chinese president was speaking on the occasion of ruling Communist Party’s 100th anniversary

Beijing: Chinese president Xi Jinping on Thursday vowed to “smash” Taiwan’s attempts at acquiring formal independence and complete its “reunification” with China. His statement, made during his address on the 100th anniversary of the ruling Communist Party, invited strong reaction from Taiwan. It lashed out at the party calling it dictatorship.

“Solving the Taiwan question and realising the complete reunification of the motherland are the unswerving historical tasks of the Chinese Communist Party and the common aspiration of all Chinese people,” Jinping said in his address.

“All sons and daughters of China, including compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, must work together and move forward in solidarity, resolutely smashing any ‘Taiwan independence’ plots,” he said.

Jinping added that China welcomes helpful suggestions, but “will not, however, accept sanctimonious preaching from those who feel they have the right to lecture us. We will keep our nation’s destiny firmly in our own hands”.

Taiwan responds

Taiwan’s China policy-making Mainland Affairs Council said while the Communist Party had achieved “certain economic development”, it remained a dictatorship that trampled on people’s freedoms, and should embrace democracy instead.

Taiwan’s people have rejected the “one China principle”, which states the island is part of China, and Beijing should abandon its military intimidation and talk with Taipei on an equal footing, the council said.



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