9 Oct 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping declares ‘reunification’ with Taiwan ‘must be fulfilled’

The Chinese President Xi Jinping has declared that “reunification” with Taiwan “must be fulfilled”, although he said it should be achieved by peaceful means.

In response, Taiwan declared it was a sovereign nation whose future should be decided by its own people.

Tension in the region has ramped up since China began sending record numbers of military jets towards Taiwanese air space.

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