‘Get ready for battle!’ A Taiwanese minister has issued a warning that his country will defend itself against China.
During an interview for a future ABC program, a TAIWANESE Foreign Minister stated that his country is preparing for war with China.
The Taiwanese Foreign Minister appeared on ABC’s China Tonight program on Monday evening. Taiwan’s Foreign Minister, Joseph Wu, stated that if China’s People’s Liberation Army launched an attack, Taiwan would retaliate.
He stated, ” “Taiwan’s defense is in our hands, and we are fully committed to doing so.
“I am confident that if China launches an attack on Taiwan, they will suffer greatly as well.”
Despite the fact that many Taiwan citizens want the island to be independent, China views Taiwan as a province of their territory.
Due to its own constitution and democratically elected authorities, Taiwan is widely regarded as an independent state.
Its actual political position, however, is still unknown.
Taiwan opposes Chinese unification and Beijing’s authority.
The sighting of a record-breaking 38 Chinese military jets in Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) earlier this month heightened tensions in the region.
President Xi Jinping of China, on the other hand, has already stated his desire to annex the island, claiming that “no room for any sort of Taiwan independence.”
Mr Wu went on to say that other countries should band together to help Taiwan. “We’d like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other similar-minded allies, including Australia,” he said, “so Taiwan can better deal with the war scenario.”
“And so far, our relations with Australia have been excellent, and that is something we value.”
Australia, on the other hand, does not recognize Taiwan diplomatically at the moment.
The AUKUS strategic cooperation was recently founded by Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The new AUKUS agreement is the latest in a long line of threatening confrontations aimed at countering Chinese dominance in the Indo-Pacific.
Mr Wu expressed his delight at the new alliance, saying: “We are encouraged to see that Taiwan’s like-minded allies — the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia — are cooperating more closely to purchase more advanced defense items so that we can defend the Indo-Pacific.
“Australia is a wonderful country, and I’m delighted to see that it will take on additional responsibility for maintaining Indo-Pacific peace and stability.”
Since 2018, Mr. Wu has been the Minister of Foreign Affairs.