Chinese authorities call reunification with Taiwan inevitable

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The Chinese authorities have published the “White Paper”, a periodically published analytical and information bulletin of the State Council of the Republic, the latest edition of which is entitled “Taiwan Issue and China Unification in a New Era.” The document reveals the position of the Chinese authorities regarding Taiwan against the backdrop of the aggravation of the foreign policy situation around the island. In particular, the White Paper contains theses about the inevitability of a complete “reunification of the motherland”, its “brilliant” prospects and the suppression of “actions of separatists and foreign interference.”

“Solving the Taiwan issue and realizing the full reunification of the motherland is the common aspiration of all Chinese sons and daughters… China will unswervingly pursue the path of peaceful development, at the same time, China will never back down under the pressure of any outside interference and will not suffer any damage to national sovereignty, security and development interests,” reads the text of the document published by the agency Xinhua.

The White Paper presents the potential reunification of China and Taiwan as an inevitable historical pattern based on the principles and ideas of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. The text mentions the concept of “One country, two systems”, which the authors of the report consider relevant not only for Hong Kong and Macau, but also for modern Taiwan.

The authors of the document avoid formulations that implicitly or directly hint at a possible forceful scenario for resolving the “Taiwan issue”. In contrast, the White Paper describes Taiwan’s development prospects within mainland China: “We contend that after peaceful reunification, Taiwan can implement a social system distinct from the mainland with a high degree of autonomy in accordance with law, and the two social systems will coexist and develop together for a long time,” the document states.

The aggravation in Sino-Taiwanese relations is observed after the visit of the speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan on August 2. Representatives of the PRC perceived the arrival of the American politician on the island as a violation of the “one China” principle and a threat to the territorial integrity of the PRC.

Read more about the consequences of Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan in the material “Kommersant” “Thank you, Pelosi.”

Andrey Sapozhnikov

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