The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan criticized, at this third fair (21), the efforts of China to present itself as a peacemaker in the Ukrainian conflict, while “war threats” against the self-governed island.
“China threatens war against Taiwan and others, rather than providing a plan of peace for Russia, which has started a war against Ukraine”, said the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joseph Wu, on the Twitter account of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan.
“We are not idiots. want peace? Both of you autocrats must stop immediately with their threats, aggression and expansionism.”
Wu’s apparent reference to Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin comes as Xi makes a three-day trip to Moscow, classified by Beijing as “a day of peace.”
Putin said at the second fair (20) that Russia is ready to study China’s proposal to resolve the situation in Ukraine, but Western leaders expressed skepticism about Beijing’s role as a peace mediator.
Beijing’s claim to neutrality was severely handicapped by its refusal to acknowledge the nature of the conflict – now it avoided calling it an “invasion” – and its diplomatic and economic support for Moscow.
The Communist Party of China never controlled Taiwan, but it claims the island’s autonomous democracy as its own and has repeatedly refused to rule out the possibility of taking it by force.
China is also exerting increasing military pressure on Taiwan, regularly sending aircraft and warships across the median line of the Taiwan Strait.
Source: CNN Espanol