China’s Xi vows peaceful ‘unification’ with Taiwan, days after sending a surge of warplanes near the island

Posted on AllSides October 9th, 2021
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China’s President Xi Jinping on Saturday vowed to achieve “peaceful unification” with Taiwan, just days after a record number of Chinese military jets conducted drills close to the island, escalating tensions between the two sides.

“Compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Strait should stand on the right side of history and join hands to achieve China’s complete unification,” Xi said.

“The historic mission of achieving the complete unification of our country must be realized, and can be realized,” he added, speaking at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People during an event to...

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