BEIJING, Nov 26 (Asia Free Press) The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is ready at all times to fight and smash any separatist attempts at “Taiwan independence” and to resolutely defend China’s sovereignty and territorial stability, a defence spokesman said to a local media.
Wu Qian, the spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defense, made the remarks at a press conference in response to a so-called “defence report” issued by the Taiwan authorities’ defence department.
“Taiwan is an inherent part of China, and such a report makes zero value,” Wu told media, reported by Xinhua.
He said that Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority has been inciting hostility across the Taiwan Strait for its political gain, colluding with external forces and making provocations by seeking “Taiwan independence.”
Such acts have seriously undermined the welfare of Taiwan compatriots and severely harmed peace and stability across the Strait, Wu said.
The reunification of China is an irresistible historical process, Wu stressed, warning that “seeking independence by force” will prove a dead end.