Tai­wan: ‘Fail­ure’ to ac­cept pol­icy

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in the re­gion coun­tries.”

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

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