The Chinese minister vowed that Beijing would “smash to smithereens any ‘Taiwan independence’ plot and resolutely uphold the unification of the motherland”, according to the Chinese defence ministry.
He “stressed that Taiwan is China’s Taiwan… Using Taiwan to contain China will never prevail”, the ministry said. AFP/MSN
Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles says Australia must be vigilant around the prospect of an invasion of Taiwan as experts outline how a conflict could play out. 7News.co.au
The situation is quite different if China invades Taiwan or tries to change the status quo in some other shrewd way. Then, the U.S. will have little choice but to intervene. IBTimes