Beijing will risk everything to annex Taiwan, says Chinese Defense Minister

People’s Liberation Army will ‘fight at all costs’ and ‘to the end’ to capture Taiwan, says General Wei Fenghe

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/06/02
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese Defense Minister, Wei Fenghe (魏鳳和), spoke at the

Wei Fenghe (By Associated Press)

annual Shangri-La Dialogue and security summit on Sunday (June 2), declaring that China would “fight at all costs” to annex Taiwan.

At the summit in Singapore, Wei made it clear that China hopes it will be able to conquer Taiwan without the U.S. getting involved, stating that war between the U.S. and China would be a “disaster.”

“No attempts to split China will succeed. Any interference in the Taiwan question is doomed to failure,” insisted the general in front of the crowd of military officials and arms industry representatives from nations across the world, reports Reuters.

The Chinese Communist Party believes they have the right to take over the democratic country of Taiwan, by force if necessary. General Wei in his Sunday address indicated that any attempt, by the U.S. or “separatist” forces like Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party, to separate Taiwan from China would be met with the full force of the Chinese military, and that not one inch would be ceded to separatists.

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