The Chinese authorities announced the imminent "reunification" of the country with Taiwan. They are ready to use force if the goal cannot be achieved peacefully.
This is reported by Xinhua.
China has released a "white paper" - a newsletter in which the authorities set out their position on important issues.
The white paper contains a thesis on the "reunification" of China and Taiwan, which "is the common aspiration of all Chinese sons and daughters" and is allegedly based on the principles of modern China's founders, Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping.
The Chinese authorities add that Beijing is ready for a peaceful "reunification," but does not rule out a scenario of seizing the island by force if "there is no other choice.
It is also noted that if Taiwan becomes part of China, it will have a long time with a high degree of autonomy to implement a social system that will be different from the mainland.