Taiwan official details China’s plan to solve Taiwan ‘problem’ by 2049: US military journal

Xi would attempt to coordinate with Russia, Iran, North Korea to bog down US in multiple theaters: Taiwanese official

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/10/21
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(Indo-Pacific Defense Forum photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest issue of the Indo-Pacific Defense Forum magazine, a military magazine published quarterly by the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, carried an article detailing a presentation made by Taiwan’s National Security Bureau Deputy Director-General Chen Wen-fan’s (陳文凡) last October in Washington, D.C., which provides a comprehensive picture of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s (習近平) plan to solve the Taiwan “problem” by 2049.

Taiwan forms an integral part of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) agenda, according to Chen.

The country is in a unique position vis-à-vis China, “the most powerful party-state in history [and one] that is determined to terminate Taiwan as it is,” said Chen, who went on to point out that in terms of psychological warfare, Taiwan has “a unique vulnerability because Mandarin Chinese is the common language for both China and Taiwan,” leaving it open to a range of asymmetrical attacks of a kind largely unexperienced in modern military exchanges.

“Today, the CCP’s Taiwan policy is guided by Xi’s five-point remarks in January 2019," according to Chen, "which dictate the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) military coercion, external isolation of Taiwan, infiltration and subversion, United Front interaction, cyber activities and disinformation dissemination."    [FULL  STORY]

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