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Taiwan says it will strengthen defense in response to Chinese bullying.

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on Sunday vowed to fight any attempt. China To combine or to absorb militarily. Taiwan, Emphasizing that the island’s democracy will strengthen its defenses. Beijing. In decades.

We will continue to strengthen our national defense and show our commitment to self-defense to ensure that no one can force it. Taiwan To take the path China It is reserved for us, “Ms. Tsai said in a speech. TaiwanNational Day.

“There should be no illusion that the people of Taiwan will succumb to pressure,” he said, according to Reuters.

The statement came a day after the Chinese president. Xi Jinping By swearing it became world headlines. China Will find a way to achieve “reunification” with Taiwan.

Mr. ElevenAfter weeks of advancing on Chinese troops. TaiwanHas caused growing concern in Washington and around the world. China On the way to trying to use force to absorb. Taiwan. Such concerns have been circulating in recent years, but have increased amid recent provocations. Beijing..

Rising waves of Chinese fighter jets have flown over Taiwan’s airspace in the past 10 days. On October 4, a record 56 Chinese planes were seen carrying out such attacks.

The situation is troubling for the Biden administration. When pressed for an answer. ChinaProvocatively, President Biden tried to allay concerns by saying he had spoken to Mr. Eleven, Who has agreed to abide by it “Taiwan Contract. ”

“We have made it clear that I do not think so. They Biden said there was more to the agreement than meets the eye.

Taiwan An island state located 100 miles off the coast. China. During the Civil War in 1949, nationalist forces fighting the Communists on Chinese soil fled to the island and formed a government. Republic of China.

Of Taiwan The government remained in a state of ambiguity after President Richard M. Nixon’s administration discussed the communist government’s formal diplomatic identity on Chinese soil, but the island’s status was not resolved, and its diplomatic status was revoked.

United States-China Relations between the various interpretations of the status quo have been strained for years. Taiwan “Inside one”China The policy is set out in diplomatic talks between Washington and Beijing.. US law provides that Washington will help. Taiwan The arm itself, but does not explicitly guarantee that US forces will intervene. China Attempt to attack Taiwan, Although it is a force for American-linked democracy and free market capitalism in East Asia.

The current tensions could be a growing headache for the Biden administration, following recent reports that the United States has secretly sent teams of Special Operations Soldiers and Marines. Taiwan For training troops

Training missions are being conducted with about two dozen soldiers. TaiwanIn an effort to strengthen the island’s defenses against an attack by ground forces for at least a year. Beijing.According to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

ChinaMeanwhile, military spending has been rising over the years, rapidly increasing the fleet of warplanes and fighter jets, including strategic bombers and jet fighters. Beijing. Has long claimed sovereignty. Taiwan, And Mr. Eleven Earlier, it had vowed to take control of the island by force if needed.

In a speech on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of January 2019. Beijing.Efforts to improve relations with Taiwan, Mr. Eleven He urged the Taiwanese to come to terms with the fact that they must be reunited. China.

“We make no promises to abandon the use of force, and to retain the option of taking all necessary measures,” he told military officials and others gathered in the Great Hall of the People at the time. Beijing..

Bill Gertz and Mike Glenn contributed to this report.

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