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Taiwan calls for support in the conflict with China

Taiwan's President, Tsai Ing-wen demanded in the face of threats from China international help in the defence of freedom, democracy and human rights on the island requires. In addition, they reiterated the determination of the population to defend Taiwan's freedom. "We hope that the international community takes the situation seriously and helps us," said Tsai Ing-Wen on the Saturday before representatives of the foreign media in Taipei. If there is no support for a democratic country, the will is threatened, the question as to which country is "next in line".

Beijing will be leading a "targeted campaign" against Taiwan. The show is also in China's intention to start negotiations with Taiwan's opposition parties instead of the government. It is Beijing, "our democratic process to reverse the process and split our society," said the President.

she called on the allies to defend Taiwan's sovereignty against Beijing's increasingly aggressive rhetoric. The USA, for example, have not recognized Taiwan diplomatically, however, is Washington's closest political and military allies of the island.

Tsai Ing-Wen responded to Statements by the Chinese President Xi Jinping , who had demanded reunification 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.

Historical crack

The people's Republic considers Taiwan to the One-China principle as a part of China. Xi said that the great majority of the people on Taiwan know that Taiwan independence would lead to a "major catastrophe". Tsai said that her country will not accept the China advocated "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. (fal/sda)

Created: 05.01.2019, 12:00 PM

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