China vows to ‘crush’ any bid to ‘split Taiwan from motherland’ with ‘indestructible’ army days after invasion drills

China vows to ‘crush’ any bid to ‘split Taiwan from motherland’ with ‘indestructible’ army days after invasion drills

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CHINA has sent out a chilling warning vowing to “crush” any attempt from Taiwan to breakaway from the “motherland”.

Defence chief Dong Jun slammed “dangerous separatists” in Taiwan before declaring that his military is ready to “forcefully” engage in war just a week after the latest terrifying Chinese invasion drills.

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The Chinese military is said to be ready to ‘forcefully’ engage in war with Taiwan if they attempt to breakaway from the ‘motherland’[/caption]

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China’s feared miltary has been described as an ‘indestructible and powerful force’[/caption]

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China has been threatening Taiwan with invasion and military drills for the past few years with them rapidly ramping up in the last month[/caption]

Sunday’s fiery speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue saw Dong savagely swipe at their neighbours, telling a group of international intelligence officers: “They will be nailed to the pillar of shame in history.”

It comes as newly elected president of Taiwan, Lai Ching-te, has been accused of trying to gain independence by erasing Taiwan’s Chinese identity, alleged Dong.

China has lurked around Taiwan for decades now with threats of an invasion ramping up in recent months to seemingly keep them under their tyrant’s spell.

Beijing considers the self-governing island its own domain and has vowed to take Taiwan by force if need be.

A chilling message was sent to Taiwan’s government in May saying they were heading towards “a perilous situation of war and danger”.

Whoever dares to split Taiwan from China will be crushed to pieces and suffer his own destruction


Dong JunDefence chief

Dong has promised the self-ruling island would never gain independence.

He continued the fear-mongering by labelling the Chinese People’s Liberation Army as an “indestructible and powerful force”.

He said: “The Chinese People’s Liberation Army has always been an indestructible and powerful force in defence of the unification of the motherland.

“It will act resolutely and forcefully at all times to curb the independence of Taiwan and to ensure that it never succeeds in its attempts.

“Whoever dares to split Taiwan from China will be crushed to pieces and suffer his own destruction.”


It comes as Beijing launched worrying military drills surrounding Taiwan’s isolated territory on Thursday 23, and Friday 24, May.

Dozens of warplanes filled the skies above Taiwan on the Thursday as an armada stormed towards its shores in a WW3-style mock invasion.

The unprecedented move was viewed as “a strong punishment for separatist acts of Taiwan independence forces”.

The threatening advancements continued for over 24 hours with another 27 warships and 62 warplanes seen completely blockading the island deep into Friday.

This is purely playing with fire, and those who play with fire will surely get themselves burnt


Wu QianBeijing’s defence ministry spokesman

Drills took place from all sides of the island including several other Taipei-controlled areas including Kinmen, Matsu, Wuqiu and Dongyin as part of the “Joint Sword 2024A” exercises.

Taiwan condemned the military drills as “irrational provocations”.

It quickly mobilised its naval, air and ground forces to “defend the island’s sovereignty,” the defence ministry said.

The defiant island scrambled jets and even placed missile units on high alert.

Why does China want to invade Taiwan?

TAIWAN insists it is an independent nation after splitting from mainland China amid civil war in 1949.

But China claims Taiwan remains a part of its territory with which it must eventually be reunified – and has not ruled out the use of force to take the island and place it under Beijing’s control.

The island, which is roughly 100 miles from the coast of south-east China, sees itself as distinct from the Chinese mainland, with its own constitution and democratically-elected leaders.

Taiwan sits in the so-called “first island chain”, which includes a list of US-friendly territories that are crucial to Washington’s foreign policy in the region.

This also puts it in an ideal situation to slow a Chinese attack on the West.

And with tensions between the two nations high, Taiwan is likely to aid China’s enemy if it means keeping its independence.

Taiwan’s economy is another factor in China’s desperation to reclaim the land.

If China takes the island, it could be freer to project power in the western Pacific and rival the US, thanks to much of the world’s electronics being made in Taiwan.

This would allow Beijing to have control over an industry that drives the global economy.

China insists that its intentions are peaceful, but President Xi Jinping has also used threats towards the small island nation.

Just days before the planned operations, Taiwan swore in a new president Lai Ching-te.

Beijing detests Lai as a “troublemaker separatist”.

Beijing’s defence ministry spokesman Wu Qian said in a statement: “Since taking office, the leader of the Taiwan region has seriously challenged the one-China principle.

“Pushing our compatriots in Taiwan into a perilous situation of war and danger.

“This is purely playing with fire, and those who play with fire will surely get themselves burnt.”

His daunting statement ended with the spokesperson announcing China will not stop the threats towards their neighbours until “the complete reunification of the motherland is achieved”.

Taiwan’s foreign minister warned on Sunday once again that his nation was preparing for war as China was stockpiling weapons for an invasion.

Analysts have long feared Xi Jinping is waiting for the right moment to lurch across the Taiwan strait and submit the small island nation to the will of the People’s Republic.

He promised to take it by force if necessary.

Taiwan insists it is an independent nation after splitting from mainland China amid civil war in 1949.

Self-ruled Taiwan is separated by a narrow 180-kilometre (110-mile) strait from China, which has said it would never renounce the use of force to bring the island under Beijing’s control.

For years now, the world has watched anxiously as China ramped up its military drills and menacing provocations towards Taiwan and the US responded by increasing commitments to its faraway ally.

China declared earlier this year that they will never give up their claim to the island, while the said it would “never back down” on the issue.

In Xi’s chilling New Year address he stated that Taiwan’s “reunification” with the “motherland” is a “historical inevitability”.

Observers believe Beijing may try to “strangle” the island using a blockade – while others suggest it will launch a large-scale military landing on Taiwan’s “red beaches”.

Taiwan is feared to be a major flashpoint between Washington and Beijing – with a potential invasion forcing the US to abandon the island or face a full-scale war with China that could spiral into WW3.

China's drills come just days after Taiwan's President Lai Ching-te was labelled a 'dangerous separatist'
China’s drills came just days after Taiwan’s President Lai Ching-te was labelled a ‘dangerous separatist’
Taiwan was forced to scramble their fighter jets to counter the threat of China's 62 planes deployed around the nation
Taiwan was forced to scramble their fighter jets to counter the threat of China’s 62 planes deployed around the nation
Chinese President Xi Jinping has seen Taiwan as part of its own domain in recent years as he ramps up his planned attacks on the island
Chinese President Xi Jinping has seen Taiwan as part of its own domain in recent years as he ramps up his planned attacks on the island

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