In the dispute over its independence is striving Taiwan after threats by China to international support. "We hope that the international community takes the situation seriously and helps us," said Taiwan's President, Tsai Ing-Wen. If there is no support for a democratic country, the will is threatened, the question as to which country is "next in line".
they responded to Statements made by the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, had called for a re-unification with Taiwan, and also the use of violence is not excluded. On Friday, Xi did the same and said that the armed forces of his country would have to always be battle ready, to meet the growing challenges defy. In doing so, he relied explicitly on Taiwan.
The people's Republic considers Taiwan to the One-China principle as a part of China. Xi said the vast majority of people in Taiwan, be aware, that the independence will result in a "great disaster". Tsai said that her country will not accept the of China promoted the principle of "one country, two systems".
Taiwan had been renounced in 1949 by the government on the mainland after the civil war to the Communists and their opponents, the Kuomintang, under Chiang Kai-shek, on the island of Taiwan discontinued. China regards the island as a renegade province. The closest political ally of Taiwan are the United States, even if Washington has not recognized the state of diplomatic.