Sino-Taiwan disputes cannot be compared to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, since Taiwan has always been an integral part of China since ancient times, not a separate state. Therefore Beijing, claiming the island, protects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of their country.
This was stated by Chinese Ambassador to France Liu Shai in an interview with the French newspaper Livre Noir..
We will take back Taiwan by any means necessary., including the military – says the diplomat, speaking of the inflexibility of Beijing's position on this issue.
Ambassador sure, that sooner or later the island will definitely return to the "embrace of the Motherland". However, he noted, that the Chinese Armed Forces are in constant combat readiness.
Shortly before this, a protest was voiced in Beijing over the flight of an American P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft over the waters of the Taiwan Strait., separating the island from mainland China. The Chinese called the act of the US military a violation of international rules in order to destabilize the situation in the region.
At present, the positions of Beijing and Washington do not coincide on many issues., including Taiwanese.. Chinese People's Liberation Army Forces (PLA) regularly conduct military exercises of their fleet and aviation in the immediate vicinity of the island. used photos:http://www.kremlin.ru