State media op-ed: China should prepare for ‘military action’ over Taiwan

State media op-ed: China should prepare for ‘military action’ over Taiwan

[Ed. – That was quick.]

China should prepare for military action over self-ruled Taiwan and pressure Washington over cooperation on North Korea after the United States passed a law to boost ties with Taiwan, a widely read Chinese state-run newspaper said on Thursday. …

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Alex Wong said in Taipei on Wednesday the United States’ commitment to Taiwan has never been stronger.

China claims Taiwan as its own and considers the self-ruled island a wayward province, which Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday would face the “punishment of history” for any attempt at separatism.

The Global Times said in an editorial China had to “strike back” against the U.S. law, for example by pressuring the United States in other areas of bilateral cooperation, like over North Korea and Iran.

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