U.S. Army arrive in Taiwan to train Taiwan Army ? The Pentagon issued a statement rebuta
According to a report by the US Army’s “Stars and Stripes”, recently, some media reported that the US Marine Corps arrived in Taiwan to conduct training for the Taiwan military. In this regard, the US Department of Defense refuted that the relevant reports were “inaccurate.”
Earlier, many Taiwanese and Japanese media quoted the Taiwan Defense Department and the Taiwan Navy Command Department as saying that the US Marine Corps commando had begun on the 9th at the Zuoying Naval Base in Kaohsiung to carry out related actions against the Taiwan Marine Corps and the Amphibious Special Service Squadron Training for assault boats and speed boats infiltration operations.
If the news is true, it will be the first public acknowledgment of such training activities by any of the Taiwan and the United States since the 1970s.
However, Pentagon spokesman John Supple said in a statement issued to The Stars and Stripes through the Indo-Pacific Command on the 11th that the report about the US Marine Corps in Taiwan was “inaccurate.”
Committed to our one-China policy”, the “Stars and Stripes” pointed out that this policy recognizes the sovereignty of the People’s Republic of China over Taiwan.
Thorpe also declared in the statement that US actions have been guided by the “Taiwan Relations Act” and based on the assessment of Taiwan’s defense needs, which has been more than 40 years. He also claimed that “the United States will continue to provide Taiwan with the necessary amount of defense supplies and defense services to enable Taiwan to maintain sufficient self-defense capabilities.”
Zhu Fenglian, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said at a regular press conference on the morning of the 11th: We firmly oppose any form of official and military contacts between the United States and Taiwan. This position is very clear to everyone. The DPP authorities have collided with the United States to use force to plot “independence” is very dangerous. We hereby urge the Democratic Progressive Party authorities to immediately stop any form of risky association with the United States, not to go further and further on the path of “Taiwan independence”, and not to push the people of Taiwan into disaster.
The spokesperson of the Ministry of National Defense, Colonel Wu Qian, once said: US arms sales to Taiwan seriously violate the one-China principle and the provisions of the three Sino-US joint communiqués, severely endanger China’s sovereignty, security, and territorial integrity, seriously challenge China’s core interests, and severely undermine China’s two countries. China expresses its firm opposition and strong condemnation of the relations between the two militaries and the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait.
The Taiwan issue involves China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as China’s core interests. No foreign interference is allowed. To control China with Taiwan and resist reunification with force will ultimately be a dead end.
We require the US to fully recognize the serious harm of US arms sales to Taiwan, immediately cancel any arms sales plans to Taiwan, stop arms sales to Taiwan and US-Taiwan military ties, and handle Taiwan-related issues prudently and properly, so as not to jeopardize the relations between the two countries and the two militaries.
Peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait have caused incalculable and serious consequences. If you play with fire, you must burn yourself. The Chinese People’s Liberation Army will never allow anyone or any force to split the sacred territory of the motherland. If someone insists on going their own way, we are bound to strike head-on.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army has always been able to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity and defeat any form of “Taiwan independence” separatist forces, and its will is unwavering.
Here, I want to warn those “Taiwan independence” separatists that there is no way out for confrontation, and the use of force to plot “independence” is a dead end.