June 6, 2023 Special Dispatch No. 10651

Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu: We Will Sincerely Pursue Peaceful Reunification With Taiwan, But Do Not Renounce The Use Of Force; Our Military Will Not Hesitate To Defend Our Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity From Foreign Threats

June 6, 2023
China | Special Dispatch No. 10651

Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu said in a speech at the 2023 Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore that it is an "indisputable fact" that mainland China and Taiwan are part of the same China and that the reunification of Taiwan with the mainland is "an overriding historical trend," is inevitable, and is the "aspiration" of the entire Chinese people. He criticized the Taiwanese DPP and accused "some" foreign forces of interfering in China's internal affairs with regard to the Taiwan issue, and he said that while China will sincerely pursue peaceful reunification with Taiwan, China makes no promise to renounce the use of force. He emphasized that the Chinese military will not hesitate to take action to safeguard China's sovereignty and "territorial integrity."

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"The More Rampant The Separatist Activities For Taiwan Independence Are, The More Resolute Our Counter Measures Will Be, And All Foreign Interference Will End Up In Failure"

Li Shangfu: "Both the mainland and Taiwan belongs to one and the same China, this is an indisputable fact. Any act to obscure the whole and one China principle is both absurd and dangerous."


"The good course of tensions across the Taiwan Strait are the DDP Authorities soliciting for support for independence and some foreign forces attempt to contain China with Taiwan interfering with China's internal affairs. Let me make it clear once again, the more rampant the separatist activities for Taiwan independence are, the more resolute our counter measures will be, and all foreign interferers will end up in failure. China's reunification is an overriding historical trend and unstoppable course."


"We Will Strive For The Prospect Of Peaceful Unification With Utmost Sincerity And Our Greatest Efforts, But We Make No Promise To Renounce The Use Of Force"

"China must be and will be reunified, it is the aspiration of our peoples and in line with the trend of our times. We will strive for the prospect of peaceful reunification with utmost sincerity and our greatest efforts, but we make no promise to renounce the use of force. If anyone dares to separate Taiwan from China, Chinese military will not hesitate to for a second. We will fear no opponents and resolutely safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity regardless of any cost."

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