Taiwan’s Tsai says China threatens regional peace, stability

11-Oct-2019 Intellasia | IdahoStatesman | 6:02 AM Print This Post

China is threatening Taiwan “nonstop” and posing a major challenge to regional peace and stability, the island’s President Tsai Ing-wen said in a National Day speech Thursday.

Tsai’s comments come amid a renewed push by China to internationally isolate the self-governing island democracy that it claims as its own territory by poaching its few remaining diplomatic allies.

Tsai’s remarks also follow months of anti-government protests in the former British colony of Hong Kong, which reverted in 1997 to Chinese rule under the same “one country, two systems” framework Beijing says it intends to use to absorb Taiwan.

“China is using its ‘one country, two systems’ programme to threaten us nonstop and has used all sorts of attacks and mounted virulent challenges to regional peace and stability,” Tsai said in her speech at the presidential office building in the centre of the capital, Taipei.

China is threatening Taiwan “nonstop” and posing a major challenge to regional peace and stability, the island’s President Tsai Ing-wen said in a National Day speech Thursday.

Tsai’s comments come amid a renewed push by China to internationally isolate the self-governing island democracy that it claims as its own territory by poaching its few remaining diplomatic allies.

Tsai’s remarks also follow months of anti-government protests in the former British colony of Hong Kong, which reverted in 1997 to Chinese rule under the same “one country, two systems” framework Beijing says it intends to use to absorb Taiwan.

“China is using its ‘one country, two systems’ programme to threaten us nonstop and has used all sorts of attacks and mounted virulent challenges to regional peace and stability,” Tsai said in her speech at the presidential office building in the centre of the capital, Taipei.

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