mandag 18. januar 2016

China warns Taiwan of 'grave challenges'

An editorial carried on China's official Xinhua news agency said there was "no denying that the DPP's return rule poses grave challenges to cross-strait relations." And a statement from China's Taiwan Affairs Office quoted by Xinhua said it resolutely opposed "any form of secessionist activities seeking 'Taiwan independence.'" Tsai's DPP has traditionally leaned in favor of independence for the island from mainland China. That could anger Beijing, which views Taiwan as an integral part of its territory that is to be taken by force if necessary. Beijing has missiles pointed at the island. Read more