(Year-end special article) Shaping the times and trends conducive to reunification in the changing situation in the Taiwan Strait

  China News Agency, Beijing, December 27th, title: Shaping the times and trends that are conducive to reunification in the changing situation in the Taiwan Strait

  China News Agency reporter Lu Mei

  In 2022, "the party's overall strategy for resolving the Taiwan issue in the new era" will be a hot topic in Taiwan-related fields.

This year, cross-strait relations have become more complex and severe, and the "Taiwan independence" separatist forces have colluded with external forces to provoke and intensify the escalation of tension in the Taiwan Strait.

The mainland has taken effective measures to resolutely oppose "Taiwan independence" and interference. At the same time, it still emphasizes the prospect of peaceful reunification with the greatest sincerity and best efforts, and with strong strategic determination and solid actions, it will shape a time that is conducive to reunification in the changing situation. With potential.

U.S.-Taiwan Collusion Creates Tensions and Turmoil in the Taiwan Strait

  In recent years, in order to contain and suppress China, the United States has frequently played the "Taiwan card", condoned and supported the DPP authorities in pursuing the "Taiwan independence" policy, and deepened its involvement in Taiwan's politics, economy and military. The bargaining chip for the United States to "use Taiwan to control China".

  Observers generally see that the development of the situation in the Taiwan Strait is more and more tied to the game between China and the United States. In order to suppress and contain China, the United States encourages the Taiwan authorities to play a more aggressive role in confronting the mainland.

The U.S. connived at House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, increased arms sales to Taiwan, and signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023, which includes providing “military financing” for Taiwan. This will not only seriously damage Sino-U.S. relations, but also put the Taiwan Strait in danger.

  Some Western media described Taiwan as "the most dangerous place in the world", while scholars on the island are worried that the US is trying to make Taiwan a "porcupine", a "military fortress" or a "huge arsenal", or even "all the people are soldiers". Pushing to the front line of cross-strait conflicts is not good for Taiwan; the DPP authorities' line of "relying on the United States to resist China" ultimately sacrifices the interests of the people on the island.

The Mainland Resolutely Opposes "Taiwan Independence" and Anti-Interference Will Intensify

  In response to Pelosi's treachery to Taiwan and other U.S. and Western interventions, the mainland has taken resolute countermeasures, using language that "Taiwan independence" forces and foreign interference forces can understand in terms of politics, economy, diplomacy, law, and military affairs. , showing a firm determination to oppose interference.

  The Taiwan Strait game is a contest of strength.

The PLA's military actions have proved that the mainland has the ability to jointly block and control the Taiwan Strait and deny the area, and has since broken the so-called "central line of the strait" by the Taiwan authorities.

Sun Yafu, vice president of the Association for Relations Across the Straits, once analyzed to China News Agency that the overall situation, equipment level and technical capabilities displayed by the mainland will promote the formation of a new strategic situation and will greatly benefit the process of China's reunification.

  The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China held in October emphasized anti-separatism and anti-interference in the report, and anti-"Taiwan independence" was included in the revision of the party constitution passed by the congress. It reflects that opposing and containing "Taiwan independence" is not only the will of the whole party, but also the wish of the people. .

Wang Shushen, director of the Foreign Relations Research Office of the Taiwan Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, believes that in the future, the mainland will more closely coordinate the two fronts of anti-interference and anti-"Taiwan independence" in its work with Taiwan, and the struggle against interference will be further strengthened.

There are still storms and waves ahead. "Strategy" is a guide to action

  At the end of November, the Democratic Progressive Party was defeated in Taiwan's "nine-in-one" election, highlighting the failure of its "anti-China protection Taiwan" card. However, some analysts believe that the DPP has no introspection and will not stop manipulating the two sides of the strait. Contradictory, Taiwan-US alliance is also showing an escalation trend.

  Li Peng, dean of the Taiwan Research Institute at Xiamen University, told China News Agency that the Taiwan Strait will still be rough and rough for some time to come.

In the 2024 U.S. presidential election, if the candidates of the two parties compete to use their toughness and provocation on the Taiwan issue to gain points; , will bring more variables to the situation in the Taiwan Strait, and even set off turbulent waves.

  When Chinese President Xi Jinping met with U.S. President Joe Biden in Bali, he emphasized that the Taiwan issue is the core of China's core interests, the foundation of the political foundation of Sino-US relations, and the first insurmountable red line in Sino-US relations.

Li Peng pointed out that no matter when anyone violates this iron law, the mainland will definitely take strong countermeasures.

There are still many tools in the mainland's "toolbox" that can play an effective countermeasure.

  Li Peng said that the Party's overall strategy for resolving the Taiwan issue in the new era is the fundamental follow-up and action guide for Taiwan's work in the coming period. Comprehensive strength and confidence to overcome risks and challenges.

 Create a new situation for cross-strait interaction and create conditions for peaceful reunification

  Despite obstruction by the Taiwan authorities and the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the voices of people on both sides of the strait for exchanges, cooperation, and peaceful development have never diminished.

The mainland's promotion of high-quality development has provided new opportunities for cross-strait economic and trade cooperation. For Taiwan, the huge market of the mainland is still irreplaceable.

Recently, the annual meeting of the Cross-Strait Entrepreneur Summit was successfully held offline in Xiamen. Many business groups in Taiwan are also actively planning their exchange trips to the mainland. Self-defeating.

  The report of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China emphasized "benefiting Taiwan compatriots" and "firmly supporting the patriotic unification forces on the island."

The mainland continues to be committed to promoting cross-strait economic and cultural exchanges and cooperation, and deepening cross-strait integration and development in various fields, which will create a broader public foundation for peaceful reunification.

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