Chinese President Xi Jinping says nation will never be divided

Chinese President Xi Jinping says nation will never be divided

Beijing will not allow any force to divide the nation, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a speech to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean war, in a thinly veiled reference to Taiwan.

In the fiercely nationalistic speech, Xi blamed the US for having a Cold War-mindset in 1950 and for deploying its 7th fleet to the Taiwan Strait two days after the conflict began.

Xi said as China had modernised, the nation was more determined to safeguard its national interests and territory.

“We would never allow anyone or any force to invade and divide the sacred territory of our motherland,” he said, adding that if “such a serious situation occurs” it would be dealt with “head-on”.