War of words over Taiwan will damage US-China relations

Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe said that China would not hesitate to fight to the very end if anyone dares split Taiwan from China. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
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BEIJING - Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe has drawn a clear red line on the issue of Taiwan when in Singapore during the recent Shangri-La Dialogue

"Let me make this clear, if anyone dares to split Taiwan from China, we will not hesitate to fight. We will fight at all costs, and we will fight to the very end. This is the only choice for China," he said at the defence summit on Sunday (June 12).

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