On Taiwan’s National Day, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said “Taiwan will not bow to pressure from China and will defend its democratic way of life.”
China has increased incursions into Taiwan’s airspace, which threatens to destabilize the region. The president of Taiwan added that China’s actions were the worsts in the last 72 years.
Meanwhile Chinese President Xi Jinping declared that Taiwan would one day be united back into China – essentially supporting the take over of the tiny island nation.
With Taiwan and China standing face to face against one another, it is impossible to see how either side will back down. China wants unification Taiwan and Taiwan does not.
Speaking at an event marking the 110th anniversary of the revolution that overthrew China’s last imperial dynasty in 1911, he said unification in a “peaceful manner” was “most in line with the overall interest of the Chinese nation, including Taiwan compatriots”.
But he added: “No one should underestimate the Chinese people’s staunch determination, firm will, and strong ability to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
“The historical task of the complete reunification of the motherland must be fulfilled, and will definitely be fulfilled,” he said.