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China says it won’t rule out using force to reunify Taiwan

Posted at 8:15 PM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 23:15:00-04

BEIJING (AP) — China says it will not “renounce the use of force” in efforts to reunify Taiwan with the mainland and vows to take all necessary military measures to defeat “separatists.”

In a national defense white paper released Wednesday, China emphasized its resolve to combat what it considers separatist forces in Tibet and the far west region of Xinjiang.

Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said the threat of Taiwan separatism is growing and warned that those who are seeking Taiwan independence will meet a dead end.