Chinese defence minister says Beijing will ‘absolutely not’ renounce use of force against Taiwan

China’s defence minister said on Thursday that Beijing would “absolutely not” renounce the use of force to unite Taiwan with mainland China, nor would it tolerate the self-ruled island’s Democratic Progressive Party seeking support from other countries for the island’s independence.

Defence ministry spokesman Tan Kefei recounted for reporters what Chinese Defence Minister General Li Shangfu told his Singaporean counterpart Ng Eng Hen in a meeting earlier in the day.

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