Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said that their country “needs to prepare” for a possible military conflict with China as PLA aircraft incursions increase in record numbers day by day.
“As Taiwan decision makers, we cannot take any chances, we have to be prepared .When the Chinese government is saying they would not renounce the use of force, and they conduct military exercises around Taiwan, we would rather believe that it is real,” said Wu during a CNN interview.
Beijing however claimed that Taiwan needs to be clearly aware that its future lies in “reunification.”
Wu, has been accused by Beijing in May of being a “diehard separatist” because of his stance on the reunification but said that he is not concerned.
“Authoritarianism cannot tolerate truth. If they continue to say that they want to pursue me for the rest of my life, I’m not really concerned about that,” said Wu.
Despite constant threats from China, the US believes that an imminent invasion is unlikely to happen.
“I don’t see it happening right out of the blue, there’s no reason for it,” said General Mark Milley, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff last week in congress.
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