Taiwan Foreign Minister Wu: China Is Sending Mixed Signals
Foreign Minister of Taiwan Josep Wu expressed his condolences to those who lost their lives in the train crash in Taiwan and emphasized that continuing military exercises in the region means sending “mixed signals” to Taiwanese.
Wu pointed out the inconsistency in China’s policies towards the region and said, “On one hand, they want to impress Taiwanese by sending their condolences, but at the same time, they send military aircraft and ships near the country to intimidate the Taiwanese people.”.
In the statement made yesterday by the Chinese Navy, it was reported that a military exercise was held with two aircraft carriers in seas close to Taiwan. On April 2, 50 people died and 178 were injured in the train crash in Hualien district. The accident was recorded as the deadliest train accident in the last 70 years.
CHINA – TAIWAN VOLTAGE
Members of the Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuomintag) led by Chiang Kai-shek, after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) seized power in 1949 in the civil war, declared the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. He settled in Taiwanese territory and declared independence, claiming the “Republic of China”.
Although this initiative was not accepted by China, Taiwan representatives had represented China in the United Nations (UN) General Assembly until 1971.