Written/Translated by: Sister Karamazov
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Shortly after Xi Jinping gave his speech and vowed to achieve “complete national unity” by fully occupying Taiwan on October 9, different sectors within Communist China quickly mobilized to implement Xi’s will, showing their “absolute loyalty” to Xi Jinping:
People’s Liberation Army Daily: The historical task of the complete reunification of the fatherland must be realized
On October 12 local time, CCP “People’s Liberation Army Daily” published an article named <The historical task of the complete reunification of the motherland must be realized> on its front page, after they “earnestly studied and implemented Chairman Xi’s important speech at the meeting to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the Revolution of 1911”.
This article claimed, “The People’s Liberation Army has firm will, full confidence, and sufficient capabilities to thwart all external interference and separatist acts of ‘Taiwan independence’, and resolutely defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity. If the ‘Taiwan independence’ separatist forces dared to split Taiwan from China in any name and by any means, the People’s Army will resolutely crush it at all costs. The officers and soldiers of the whole army must increase our sense of worry and mission, focus on fighting, focus on all tasks, and have the ambition to strengthen the army and rejuvenate the army. We must develop excellent skills in overcoming the enemy and remain ready to fight at any time. The high level of vigilance ensures that when CCP and the people need it, we will come when we are called, we will be able to fight, and we will win.”
“The preparatory group for the reunification of the two sides of the Taiwan Strait” officially starts work
On October 9, an notification was published, claiming that “the preparatory group for the reunification of the two sides of the Taiwan Strait” was officially formed and began to work. This notification also said that “in order to cooperate with General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important speech at the meeting to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the Revolution of 1911, our preparatory team is actively working to contribute to the early reunification of the fatherland!” They also quoted from Xi’s speech : “Those who forget their ancestors, betray the fatherland, or split the country will never end well. They will surely be spurned by the people and judged by history!”
Taiwanese Army Commander “Secretly” Went to US
Meanwhile, on Oct 9, Taiwanese Army Commander Xu Yanpu has already set off to Hawaii to meet with US Army Pacific Region Commander Lieutenant General Charles Flynn. According to United Daily News Taiwan, they will exchange views on cooperation between the two sides next year. At the same time, Xu will visit the Indo-Pacific Commander Admiral John Aquilino.
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