The conflict between Taipei and Beijing is at its worst level in decades “The Taiwanese people are united in their desire to protect our independence and our free and democratic lifestyle. In a speech commemorating Taiwan’s National Day, Tsai, the President of Taiwan said, “There is no place for negotiation on this.
23 million people are living in Taiwan, which is only 177 kilometers from China’s shore. Even though the two parts have been administered independently for more than 70 years, China’s ruling Communist Party continues to claim ownership of the island despite having never had any direct authority over it.
Tsai warned Chinese authorities not to follow in the footsteps of Chinese leader Xi Jinping, who has stated that “reconciliation” between China and Taiwan is inevitable and has not ruled out the use of force.
I urge the Beijing authorities that using force as a solution for cross-bridge relations must not be an option, Tsai stated. We can only restart productive exchanges across the Taiwan Strait if we respect the Taiwanese people’s insistence on sovereignty, freedom, and democracy.
As Taipei seeks to strengthen its defenses in response to Beijing’s military pressure, the island nation’s Defense Minister issued a warning last week that any Chinese fighter jets or drones that violate Taiwan’s territorial airspace, which is defined as being 12 km from the island’s shores, will be considered a “first strike.”
In her speech on Monday, Tsai stated that Taiwan’s people are adamant about defending the island because it is an “essential symbol” of democracy around the globe.
The defense of Taiwan’s security is important in keeping peace and stability in the region, according to the global community, and it would be a serious setback that democracies are going to face worldwide if Taiwan’s democratic freedoms were to be eliminated She warned.