Taiwan: ‘Failure’ to accept policy
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Zhang Junshe, a senior researcher at the People’s Liberation Army Naval Military Studies Research Institute, said the fuss over the CNS Liaoning came mostly from Taiwan’s separatist officials and media.
“The overhyping injects more fear and uncertainty into cross-Straits relations made brittle by Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen’s failure to acknowledge the one-China policy,” said Zhang.
“China would take military action, as mandated by the Anti-Secession Law, if the Taiwan authorities were to go against the will of 1.3 billion people and declare independence.”
Zuo Xiying, a researcher at the National Academy of Development and Strategy at Renmin University, said the combat capability of China’s carrier battle group has improved remarkably since 2014.
“The voyage was a strategic but reserved warning to Tsai, telling her not to push her separatist agenda overseas, and to expect to see more PLA training in the future,” Zuo said.
Tsai met senior lawmakers of the Republican Party in Houston on Sunday en route to Latin America.
“It is possible that she will flaunt the threat from the mainland during her trips to the US and Latin America. Cross-Straits relations in the coming years likely will face increasing uncertainty and challenges,” Zuo said or other