▲ Wang Won-bin, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China
Shortly after Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen acknowledged the presence of U.S. forces in Taiwan, hardline arguments are being raised in China.
After Wang Won-bin, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, remarked at a regular briefing on the 28th that “Taiwan’s independence is the road to death,” some state-run media mentioned the ‘red line’ and warned of the possibility of using force.
The Global Times pointed out in an editorial on the 29th, “It is a clear ‘red line’ that the US military should not be stationed in Taiwan.”
“Everyone knows that the United States is pursuing strategic ambiguity without making clear promises to defend Taiwan,” he said. I did.
“Taiwan and the United States must clearly understand that China’s Maginot Line is solemn,” he added.
In an interview with CNN on the 27th local time, President Tsai admitted for the first time that U.S. forces exist in Taiwan for training Taiwanese forces, saying that he believes that the United States will defend Taiwan if China attacks Taiwan militarily.
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