China has officially withdrawn its promise not to send troops to Taiwan after eventual unification.

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Xi Jinping’s regime has withdrawn its commitment in the white paper ensuring the island’s autonomy if it becomes a special administrative region of the Asian giant.

Xi Jinping during a visit to the Chinese People's Liberation Army troops (Photo © 2018 Sipa USA/The Grosby Group)
Xi Jinping during a visit to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army troops (Photo © 2018 Sipa USA/The Grosby Group)

After retaking Taiwan, China withdrew its promise not to send troops or rulers to Taiwan. According to an official document released Wednesday, President Xi Jinping less autonomy than previously suggested.

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this chinese white paper Taiwan’s stance on self-government comes in protest of last week’s visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, after days of unprecedented Chinese military exercises near the island Beijing claims is its territory.

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Taiwan denies China’s claims to sovereignty, says the islanders must decide their future, and pledges to defend its democracy.

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China had said in two previous white papers on Taiwan, in 1993 and 2000, that after unification it would “not send troops or administrative personnel to settle in Taiwan”.

This statement, which aims to ensure Taiwan has autonomy after becoming a special administrative region of China, is missing from the final white paper.

Chinese army fighters maneuver around Taiwan (Xinhua via AP)
Chinese army fighters maneuver around Taiwan (Xinhua via AP)

The ruling Communist Party proposed that Taiwan be governed again on a “one country, two systems” model, similar to the 1997 formula for the former British colony of Hong Kong to be ruled by China.

This would offer a democratically governed Taiwan some autonomy to partially preserve its social and political systems.

A line “everything is negotiable” from the 2000 white paper As long as Taiwan accepts that there is only one China and does not seek independence, It doesn’t show up in the latest whitepaper either .

The title of the updated whitepaper is “Taiwan issue and China’s reunification in the new era ”. “New Age”, commonly Xi’s government .

Taiwan has been under threat of Chinese invasion since 1949, when the defeated ROC government fled to the island after Mao Zedong’s Communist Party won a civil war.

(With information from Reuters / by Yew Lun Tian)

Source: Info Bae

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