One-China Policy as an Insurmountable Red Line: PRC 中國國防預算增加6.8% 部分為應對台獨

China's Ministry of National Defense revealed its national defense budget for year 2021 with an increase of 6.8 percent and a part of it is used to maintain its military threat to bring Taiwan under control. Furthermore, China's Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi asked the U.S. to stop meddling with Chinese internal affairs which include Taiwan. In response to Wang Yi, Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council firmly said that Taiwan has never been a part of the People's Republic of China. 


The "One-China Policy" is part of the basis of U.S.-China relations. It is an insurmountable red line. There is no room for compromise nor concession.

China's attitude towards Taiwan remains resolute as Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi firmly expressed to the Biden administration on China's bottom line in regard to U.S.' relationship with Taiwan. China's Ministry of National Defense also revealed the national defense budget for year 2021, which shows an increase of 6.8 percent, and a part of it is used to maintain its military threat to bring Taiwan under control.
 
The Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) stubborn attitude for Taiwan's independence is the greatest and the most realistic threat to maintaining peace and stability in cross-strait relations. Given the current complicated political climate, we need to build up on national defense.

While China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of National Defense responded to cross-strait relations one after another, Wang Yi further asked the U.S. to stop meddling with Chinese internal affairs which include Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Meanwhile, Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council firmly responded that Taiwan has never been a part of the People's Republic of China.
 
Taiwan is a sovereign nation. Taiwan has never been a part of the People's Republic of China. We have the right to form official ties with the international community, and Taiwan's future can only be determined by the 23 million people of Taiwan.
 
Biden's government so far seems to show a continuation of the previous administration's policies; whether U.S. would change their attitude towards China remains uncertain. Political analysts overall say that China is choosing to be more assertive with their stance before any U.S.-China talks.
 
China feels that the U.S. still holds many conflicting views with China on issues dealing with Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Biden's policies does not differ much from Trump, and this is why China taking a stronger stance against the U.S.
 
It is like giving an immunity shot. The shift of power (U.S. government) does not automatically bring forth new policies or offer rose-colored glasses.
 
China remains steadfast in upholding the "One-China Policy" and rejecting international complaints over China's treatment of Xinjiang and Hong Kong. There are still many enduring problems and emerging challenges for U.S.-China-Taiwan relations.
 
 
 
中國外交部長 王毅表示:「一個中國原則,是中美關係的政治基礎,是不可逾越的紅線。中國政府在台灣問題上,沒有妥協餘地,沒有退讓空間。」
 
談到台灣,中國態度依舊強硬,中國外交部長王毅在記者會上,以三點回應,向美國拜登政府表明中國的兩岸底線,同時,中國國防部公布2021年的國防預算,比去年增長 6.8%,其中一部分是為了應對台獨。
 
中國國防部新聞發言人 吳謙表示:「民進黨當局,頑固堅持台獨分裂立場,是台海和平穩定的最大現實威脅,針對當前的複雜形勢,可以說,天下並不太平,國防必須強大。」
 
中國外交部與國防部,接連對兩岸議題做出回應,王毅更要求中美雙方要恪守不干涉內政的原則,因為包括新疆、台灣、香港等問題,是中國的內部事務,陸委會堅定回擊,台灣從來不是中華人民共和國的一部分。
 
陸委會副主委 邱垂正表示:「中華民國是主權國家,台灣從來不是中華人民共和國的一部分。我們有權利與國際社會正常交往,台灣的前途,更只有台灣2300萬人民,有權決定。」
 
美國政權輪替,美台關係如舊,中國並不樂見,而美國新政府會不會有別於川普時代的作風,拉進與中國的距離,學者普遍認為,談美中之前,中國先宣誓立場。
 
台灣智庫諮詢委員 賴怡忠表示:「(對)中國來講,美國依舊是對於新疆、香港以及包括台灣,有非常多的著墨。拜登現在的政策,並不如中國的預期,也因此重新回到(中國)他對美國,採取比較強硬對抗的立場。」
 
中正大學戰略暨國際事務研究所兼任助理教授 林穎佑表示:「有一點先打預防針的味道,不會因為(美國政府)換人,而有新的一些新的政策,或者是讓你有太多的想像。」
 
從台海兩岸,再到國際關係,中國強調一中原則,沒有退讓空間,也讓美中台三方未來的競合,充滿挑戰。
 

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