Chinese Defense Ministry Says Taiwan Independence Means “War”

( spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defense confirmed on Tuesday that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army would “crush” efforts by Taiwan and allied nations to achieve independence, confirming that “Taiwan independence means war.”

Just as Joe Biden becomes president, we’re on the brink of some kind of massive conflict with China. Great…

Wu Qian claimed that a mere “handful” of people in Taiwan were seeking independence during a January 28 press briefing, seemingly underestimating the huge amount of support for independence amongst residents of the Territory.

“We warn those ‘Taiwan independence’ elements: those who play with fire will burn themselves, and ‘Taiwan independence’ means war,” he said.

The shocking comments, which constitute a threat to the people of Taiwan from the Communist Chinese government, come as the British government announces a new visa that allows Hong Kong citizens to live and work in the United Kingdom to escape the authoritarian Chinese regime.

It’s probably only a matter of time before the Chinese have something more to say about that, too.

Last month, the United States Navy deployed the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group to the South China Sea, close to Taiwan. China responded to the move by sending eight bombers, an anti-submarine warfare plane, and four fighter jets to the Taiwanese air space. China has sent warplanes to the region over 100 times since September in a clear effort to intimidate Taiwan and its allies.

Wu addressed the military presence near Taiwan on January 23, claiming, “the military activities carried out by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in the Taiwan Strait are necessary actions to address the current security situation in the Taiwan Strait and to safeguard national sovereignty and security,” he said.

Have these Chinese government spokespeople been taking lessons from Democrats on how to claim they’re doing something when they’re actually doing the opposite?

“Taiwan is an inalienable part of the Chinese territory, and the Taiwan question falls under China’s internal affairs and brooks no interference from any external forces,” he added.

In June 2020, polls showed highest-ever support for Taiwan’s independence, with more than 50% of the population supporting freedom from China.