Beijing’s bellicose stance towards Taiwan has increased dramatically under Xi, who has described the island’s unification with the mainland as “inevitable”.
Date: Oct 10, 2020
Agence France-Presse | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
In a speech on Taiwan’s national day, President Tsai Ing-wen said the international community was becoming concerned about the “expanding hegemony” of China.
Beijing views democratic, self-ruling Taiwan as its own territory and has never renounced the use of force to bring it back into fold.
But Tsai referenced a recent speech by Xi to the United Nations that she said gave the Taiwanese some hope. [FULL STORY]