China threatens to ATTACK Taiwan: One of Beijing's most senior generals warns the military will use force if there is no other way to stop island becoming independent

Li Zuocheng told Beijing's Great Hall of People today: 'The people's armed forces will take all necessary steps to resolutely smash any separatist plots or actions' 

It is very rare for such a senior figure to make such a public threat against Taiwan

Beijing claims Taiwan, but the island democracy refutes it is part of China

It comes as China is cracking down on Hong Kong's democratic powers


By ROSS IBBETSON FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 08:42 BST, 29 May 2020 | UPDATED: 08:43 BST, 29 May 2020


 

중국, "대만 공격도 불사할 것" 위협


    중국은 대만이 독립하는 것을 막을 다른 방법이 없다면 대만을 공격할 것이라고 대만의 최고위 장성 중 한 명이 오늘 말했습니다.


중국의 리주오청 합동참모본부장이자 중앙군사위원회 위원은 베이징 인민대회당에서 '평화통일의 가능성이 사라지면 대만 국민을 포함한 전 국민이 어떤 분리주의 음모나 행동을 단호히 물리치기 위해 모든 필요한 모든 조치를 취할 것이다.라고 말했다.




그는 이어 '우리는 무력 사용을 포기하거나 대만 해협의 상황을 안정시키고 통제하기 위해 필요한 모든 조치를 취할 수 있는 선택권을 방치하지 않을 것이다'라고 덧붙였다.


또 리주오청은 중국이 대만에 대한 합법적 군사행동의 빌미를 주는 반분열법 15주년 기념식에서 연설했는데, 만약 그것이 그렇게 보이게 된다면, 좁은 대만 해협은 잠재적인 군사적 섬광 지점이 될 것이다 언급했다.


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China will attack Taiwan if there is no other way of stopping it from becoming independent, one of the country's most senior generals said today.


Taiwanese supporters of Hong Kong hold slogan during a protest against proposed Beijing's national security legislation in Taipei, Taiwan, on Thursday




Li Zuocheng, chief of the Joint Staff Department and member of the Central Military Commission told Beijing's Great Hall of the People: 'If the possibility for peaceful reunification is lost, the people's armed forces will, with the whole nation, including the people of Taiwan, take all necessary steps to resolutely smash any separatist plots or actions.'


He added: 'We do not promise to abandon the use of force, and reserve the option to take all necessary measures, to stabilise and control the situation in the Taiwan Strait.'


The general's ferocious rhetoric comes amid global outcry over Beijing's national security legislation in Hong Kong which has once again seen violent clashes between riot police and protesters.


Hong Kong riot police fire tear gas as hundreds of protesters march along a downtown street during a pro-democracy protest against Beijing's national security legislation on Sunday




Li was speaking on the 15th anniversary of the Anti-Secession Law which gives China legal basis for military action against Taiwan if it secedes or seems about to, making the narrow Taiwan Strait a potential military flashpoint. 


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