China’s Xi Jinping urges a ‘peaceful reunification’ with Taiwan

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Chinese leader Xi Jinping said on Saturday that reunification with Taiwan must happen and will happen peacefully.

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Taiwan says tensions with China are at their worst in 4 decades

China has, for a long time, promised to regain control of Taiwan and the tension over the fighter jets has led many to think China’s leaders would take a more aggressive approach toward Taiwan.

But Xi said Saturday that «peaceful reunification» would best serve China’s and Taiwan’s interests.

Earlier this week, the Biden administration commented on China’s recent military tactics, saying U.S. commitments to Taiwan are «rock solid.»

«We remain concerned by the People’s Republic of China’s provocative military activity near Taiwan, which is destabilizing, risks miscalculations and undermines regional peace and stability,» White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday.

NPR’s Emily Feng contributed to this report.

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