The Chinese military will 'at all costs' to prevent Taiwan independence 0

The Chinese military will 'at all costs' to prevent Taiwan independence 0

China's Defense Minister showed a tough attitude on the Taiwan issue at the opening ceremony of the Xiangshan security forum in Beijing.

General Wei Fenghe (front row) speaks at the ADMM+ conference.

`The Taiwan issue concerns Beijing’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and core interests. If someone seeks to separate Taiwan from China, the Chinese military will take necessary actions to

BXF first took place in 2006, and is considered a forum with a similar scale to the Shangri-La Dialogue organized annually by Singapore.

General Wei Fenghe once expressed concern about US policy towards Taiwan at the ADMM+ conference.

On October 22, the US Navy sent the destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur and the cruiser USS Antietam through the Taiwan Strait to ensure freedom of navigation.

China’s Defense Minister also declared that the country `will never give up one centimeter of sovereignty`, including in areas such as the island of Taiwan and in the South China Sea.

The Chinese military will 'at all costs' to prevent Taiwan independence

The Chinese warship (right) approached the USS Decatur in Truong Sa on September 30.

Tensions in the East Sea have recently increased after China blatantly built illegal artificial islands and increased military activities in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos.

The Pentagon recently began conducting a `harder` freedom of navigation campaign in the South China Sea, including a patrol by the USS Decatur within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island Beijing illegally built up.

Vietnam always respects freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea, in accordance with UNCLOS, and requests countries to make positive and practical contributions to maintaining peace, stability, respect and implementation of international standards.

Vu Anh

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