China Will Never Renounce Using Force Against Taiwan, Warplanes a Warning: CCP Official

China Will Never Renounce Using Force Against Taiwan, Warplanes a Warning: CCP Official

China reserves all options against Taiwan, including the use of force, a Chinese official said Wednesday while issuing a veiled warning at the new administration of Joe Biden.

China claims Taiwan is a breakaway province determined to declare independence with the help of “external forces,” despite Taipei’s repeated statements to the contrary.

The Taiwan Affairs Office, which is established under China’s State Council, returned to familiar rhetoric on Wednesday when spokesperson Zhu Fenglian blamed Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for destabilizing the Taiwan Strait.

It was Zhu’s first press conference since two large groups of People’s Liberation Army warplanes buzzed the skies near Taiwan over the weekend, drawing a statement from the State Department expressing “concern” at Beijing’s actions and reaffirming the Biden administration’s “rock-solid” support for Taipei.