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War with China likely if Taiwan continues to seek independence, says ex-PLA general
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    War with China likely if Taiwan continues to seek independence, says ex-PLA general

    Comments by Luo Yuan, hawkish retired PLA major general, come after independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Partys election success





    The comments of retired PLA major general Luo Yuan were published more than a week after the landslide victory by the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party in Taiwans elections. File photo: Simon Song





    A retired Chinese Peoples Liberation Army major general has warned that war is likely if self-ruled Taiwan continues to seek independence.
    We have promised that Chinese people never fight against Chinese people, but if the pro-independence forces continue to press us, we will have no other chance but [to seek] reunification through use of force, says Luo Yuan, a hawkish retired Peoples Liberation Army major general.


    Luos strong words appeared in a commentary published byGlobal Times, a nationalist tabloid,on Monday, more than a week after a landslide victory by the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in Taiwans presidential and legislative elections.
    We have long been proposing peaceful development across the strait, but it doesnt mean that we have weakened our will for reunification, Luo said. The final goal is reunification rather than a peaceful divide.


    Unification means peace and independence means war, Luo warned. Independence would never be equal with peace.
    The election result is widely regarded as a defeat for the incumbent Kuomintang (KMT) partys Beijing-friendly policies, although Luo did not refer directly to the independence forces.
    State-run CCTV reported last week that the Peoples Liberation Army, based in the coastal city of Xiamen, in Fujian province, carried out live-fire exercises and landing drills.
    Taiwan expressed concern about the report, but the mainlands defence ministry later said that the drill was conducted last year, adding that people should not read too much into the CCTV report.

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplo...k-independence

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    It's all talk and political posturing. Nobody wants to give up the cushy situation they have right now. War tends to break out when people are desperate and have nothing worthwhile to lose, and that's not the case right now.

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