By: Luke Sabatier and Emerson Lim
Taipei, May 12 (CNA) In a message the government-controlled Chinese media has played down, a top Beijing official has warned Taiwan that the United States will not be able to preserve Taiwan’s security and that time is on China’s side in cross-Taiwan Strait affairs.
In a brash speech on Friday at the fourth annual gathering of media organizations from China and Taiwan, Wang Yang (汪洋), chairman of the 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, boasted of China’s might.
While China is planning 100 years into the future, Wang said, Taiwanese authorities cannot even guarantee what will happen two years from now.
“Therefore, we are confident in saying that both time and momentum are on our side, the side of mainland China,” he said. [FULL STORY]