He claimed the secessionist push among Taiwan’s democratically elected government for self rule undermined China’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
“Seeking ‘Taiwan independence’ leads to a dead end. So does supporting ‘Taiwan independence’,” Mr Wang said.
“No country and no one should underestimate the resolve, the will, and the ability of the Chinese people to defend their national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
“Otherwise, they will suffer another defeat.”
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His comments come after Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen revealed the threat presented by Beijing was increasing “every day” and admitted for the first time American troops were training Taiwan’s military.
During an interview with CNN on Thursday, Ms Tsai refused to confirm how many US personnel were on the island but said it was “not as many as people thought”.
“Here is this island of 23 million people trying hard every day to protect ourselves and protect our democracy and making sure that our people have the kind of freedom they deserve,” she said.
“If we fail, then that means people that believe in these values would doubt whether these are values that they (should) be fighting for.”
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In response, China’s propaganda mouthpiece the Global Times said Taiwan’s decision to confirm that US troops were stationed on the island had “crossed the bottom line” and could “trigger war”.
The Global Times claimed Taiwan’s attempts to seek out “support and protection” from external allies like the US could force China’s hand.
“As the secessionist forces on the island seek support and protection, at the same time, they are also pushing the mainland to decide to resolve the Taiwan question by force, the article continued.
“They know very well that they are quenching their thirst with poison. They are hysterically drinking poison.
“We hold the initiative in deciding when to punish the Taiwan secessionist forces. We know how to solve the Taiwan question.”
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Mr Wang emphasised the importance of the one-China principle as the “political foundation” of China-US relations.
“On the Taiwan question, the US should abide by the one-China principle and the stipulations of the three China-US joint communiqués, rather than something unilaterally concocted by itself,” he said.
“We firmly oppose official and military ties in any form between the US and the Taiwan region, and oppose the US interference in China’s internal affairs,” he said.
“The US vessels have repeatedly flexed its muscles to make provocations and stir up troubles in the Taiwan Strait in recent times, sending gravely wrong signals to the ‘Taiwan independence’ forces and threatening cross-Strait peace and stability.
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“The international community is clear-eyed about who is engaging in ‘coercion’ on the Taiwan question.”
It comes after Chinese fighter jets made unprecedented incursions into Taiwanese airspace over the last month amid escalating tensions between Taipei and Beijing.
In the first four days of October Reuters reported almost 150 incursions from Chinese fighter jets, nuclear-capable bombers and other military aircraft.
Taiwan and mainland China have been separately governed since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949 when the Nationalists retreated to Taiwan.

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