China: PLA carries out beach-grabbing and landing exercises
Tension has continued between the neighbouring nations following a week of muscle flexing and strong vocal rhetoric, with Beijing not only warning Taipei, but sending a message to all external forces in the process. Taiwan claims it is an independent state, yet China sees the island as part of the One China policy. Relations are now at their worse in 40 years, with Chinese President last week stating China would take back the island.
A spokesman for China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, Ma Xiaoguang, kept the tone of pressure on Taipei, saying that the cause of the tension came from Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) “collusion” with foreign forces, and “provocations” over seeking independence for the island.
The United States have no official recognition of Taiwan, but have recently sent across dozens of marines, abiding by its bid to protect the island.
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