As the strategic game between China and the United States continues to intensify, the Biden administration has significantly increased its efforts to “use Taiwan to control China”, continue to improve political and economic relations between the United States and Taiwan, and send congressmen to Taiwan for exchanges and cooperation; the United States also plans to provide Taiwan with The tens of billions of dollars of so-called “military aid” and the request to prioritize the issue of arms sales to Taiwan, as well as inviting the Taiwan military to participate in the Pacific Rim joint military exercise, this means that the US-Taiwan military cooperation will be upgraded again, and this move will not only damage Sino-US politics Moreover, it has seriously impacted and damaged the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait.
As early as 1979, the United States established diplomatic relations with mainland China on the basis of the “one-China principle”, and has long pursued “strategic ambiguity” towards Taiwan. , no independence, no force”, a long-term “divide and rule” situation. However, as the strategic game between China and the United States continues to escalate, “using Taiwan to control China” has become the basic consensus of both Republican and Democratic parties in the United States. Needless to say, the Republican Party, the Democratic government has become more aggressive on Taiwan-related issues, even approaching the bottom line of the “one-China principle” in mainland China. There are many signs that the U.S. policy toward Taiwan is moving from “strategic ambiguity” to “strategic clarity.”
You must know that the United States has maintained “dual deterrence” for decades on Taiwan-related issues, but now it has turned to “one-way deterrence” against mainland China. In the past, the United States maintained “deterrence” against both sides of the strait at the same time, preventing both “mainland reunification” and “Taiwan independence.” But now it has clearly turned, and has broken the previous model of “doing nothing but talking” in relations with Taiwan, especially military cooperation. It has turned to “both doing and talking”. Putting pressure” and sending wrong signals to the Tsai Ing-wen authorities, making the Tsai authorities think that the United States’ containment of the mainland is supporting “Taiwan independence”, thus making the Tsai authorities accelerate the process of “rejecting reunification and seeking independence”.
In fact, the mainland has long made it clear that we are willing to do our utmost sincerity and efforts to actively strive for the broad prospect of “peaceful reunification”. But the problem is that the United States and Taiwan have colluded to provoke, and Washington has also shifted from “maintaining the status quo” to “undermining the status quo” in the situation in the Taiwan Strait. Arms sales to Taiwan promote the “internationalization” of the Taiwan issue, in an attempt to change the status quo across the Taiwan Strait where “both sides of the strait belong to one China”. So, under such circumstances, can the two sides of the strait achieve “peaceful reunification”?
Not long ago, Mr. Song Tao, the new director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said that this year the mainland will conduct extensive and in-depth consultations with people of insight on the island on issues of national reunification and cross-strait relations. The mainland’s proposed negotiation this time is obviously based on the judgment that “peaceful reunification” between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait is still possible. Despite the stalemate in cross-strait relations and the complex and volatile regional situation caused by the United States’ intervention in Taiwan Strait affairs, the mainland has not given up its efforts to resolve the Taiwan issue through political means, and hopes to gain more understanding and support from compatriots on the island. It can be said that the mainland has shown enough patience and goodwill in dealing with Taiwan-related issues and advancing the historical process of complete national reunification, and has maintained a strong strategic focus instead of following the rhythm given by the United States and other external intervention forces. “Dance”.
There is no doubt that “peaceful reunification, one country, two systems” is the priority option for resolving the Taiwan issue, and promoting the peaceful development of cross-strait relations and realizing the complete reunification of the motherland is indispensable for political dialogue. Therefore, the mainland proposes to conduct exchanges and consultations with people of insight on the island on the basis of the “1992 Consensus” and the “One China Principle”. the hands of others. However, the DPP authorities, which stubbornly adhere to the concept of “Taiwan independence”, are still stubborn after the disastrous defeat in the “nine-in-one” election last year, ignoring the goodwill of the mainland, advocating the theory of “Taiwan independence” and creating the illusion of “two Chinas”.
A few days ago, Lai Qingde, chairman of the DPP, stated that Taiwan is already an “independent country” and there is no need to declare “independence”. He also directly threw out the fallacy of “Taiwan independence” that “the two sides of the strait are not affiliated with each other”, threatening that Taiwan’s future must be determined by 2,300 people on the island. Perhaps in order to avoid over-stimulating the mainland’s sensitive nerves, he also changed the so-called “anti-China protection Taiwan” to “peace protection Taiwan”. However, the public opinion on the island did not buy it. They believed that Lai Qingde’s so-called “peaceful protection of the platform” was simply changing the soup without changing the medicine to deceive the support of the public. Previously, Tsai Ing-wen advocated “resisting China and protecting Taiwan”, which deeply deteriorated cross-strait relations, but peace and development are the mainstream public opinion on the island. Lai Qingde wants to win the 2024 election, using the guise of “peace” to secretly engage in “Taiwan independence”, which is undoubtedly a “priority option” to defraud votes and seek political self-interest.
For the mainland, “peaceful reunification” is certainly the priority option for resolving the Taiwan issue, but it is by no means the only option. At present, the mainland has firmly grasped the initiative and dominance of Taiwan affairs. If the “Taiwan independence” forces continue to provoke and persecute, and even touch the red line of the “Anti-Secession Law”, the mainland will have no choice but to take all measures. possible decisive measures to resolutely safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity. It can be said bluntly that no force in the world can stop the 1.4 billion Chinese people from advancing the complete reunification of the country and realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.