May 15, 2024, 11:49 AM

China urges Taiwan president-elect choose between war, peace

China urges Taiwan president-elect choose between war, peace

TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) – China on Wednesday called on Taiwan’s President-elect William Lai Ching-te, set to be sworn in next week, to choose between peace and war.

“It's peace, not war; development, not regression; interactions, not separation; and cooperation, not confrontation that represent the prevailing public sentiment in Taiwan society,” said Chen Binhua, spokesman of China’s State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, commenting on Lai's possible inauguration speech on Monday.

The spokesman said Lai “must decide whether to heed the people's aspirations and pursue the path of peaceful development or deviate from public opinion,” Anadolu Agency reported.

China considers Taiwan as its breakaway province, but the latter has insisted on its independence since 1949.

US interventions regarding the Taiwan issue, which is contrary to the one-China policy, have raised tensions recently.


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