MADRID, 8 May. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Chinese authorities have once again advocated this Monday for a "peaceful unification" with Taiwan but has said not to rule out "other methods" to achieve it in the midst of an increase in tension between the parties.
"Those who support the independence of the island are the biggest threat to peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait," Foreign Minister Qin Gang warned. Thus, he has stated that "given these separatist attempts", Beijing could be forced to take other measures.
In this sense, he has accused the United States of supporting these forces in the framework of its foreign policy. "The country is trying to carry out a policy that is based on undermining China's development, and for this they use Taiwan," he pointed out in an interview with the newspaper 'Asharq al Awsat'.
In this sense, he has tried to dispel doubts about a possible armed conflict between the United States and China on the island and has qualified that Beijing "has always shown extreme sincerity and has implemented the necessary measures to achieve a peaceful unification".
"We are prepared to take other measures in this regard considering these options," he pointed out before stressing that the Asian giant considers Taiwan an "inseparable" part of its territory. "We will continue to defend our sovereignty and territorial integrity to protect the interests of the 1.4 billion people who make up China, including the people of Taiwan," he said.
In addition, he stressed that "if the United States really wants peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, it must re-adhere to the one-China principle in its original format and (...) oppose and stop Taiwan's independence."