China's white paper reiterates its commitment to peaceful reunification

China's white paper reiterates its commitment to peaceful reunification

The white paper titled The Taiwan Question and China's Reunification in the New Era Beijing issued on Wednesday is an invitation to Taiwan compatriots to understand the situation and forsake darkness for light.

With the People's Liberation Army's military drills around the island now concluded, the document clearly reiterates China's position on the Taiwan question, including its commitment to peaceful reunification of the island with the motherland if at all possible, but by force if necessary.

It shows Beijing's resolve and confidence that the Taiwan question will be resolved in an appropriate manner in the near future by dedicating much of its content to explaining how the one country, two systems model will be adapted for Taiwan.

It sends a clear message to the Taiwan compatriots that they are not in any way targets in the process of reunification, but rather an important part of the Chinese family who can make a significant contribution to the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

The Chinese mainland's remarkable development and progress in particular, the great achievements it has made in the past four decades of reform, opening-up and modernization, have had a significant impact on the historical process of resolving the Taiwan question with national reunification. Taiwanese compatriots should see that the future of the island depends on the motherland rather than the external forces with which the separatists are colluding.

The Democratic Progressive Party has been the target of the actions of the Democratic Progressive Party that are restricting the space for peaceful reunification. The secessionist Tsai Ing-wen administration is putting its eggs in the US' basket, but one needs to look at Iraq or Afghanistan or many other places to see what happens when the US focuses its attention on a place.

Beijing responded to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan in order to demonstrate to all on the island that the mainland will realize national reunification no matter what attempts are made to forestall what is ultimately an inevitability. The deciding factor is the discrepancy between the Taiwan question to Beijing and Washington. People hoping to use Taiwan to contain China are going to be disappointed by the fact that Taiwan separatists are putting their faith in external forces to achieve their goal.

The document states without any ambiguity that the mainland is ready to create vast space for peaceful reunification but it will leave no room for separatist activities in any form and the wheel of history that is rolling toward national reunification will not be stopped.

The sooner the secessionists on the island realize that, the better the prospects for the island and its residents will be.