The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council held a regular press conference on 27 September, at which spokesperson Zhu Fenglian answered reporters' questions on recent cross-strait hot issues. Reporter: The People's Liberation Army recently conducted large-scale training activities around the Taiwan Strait, and the head of Taiwan's defense department said that this move increased the risk of the situation getting out of control and triggering accidental conflict. According to Taiwan media reports, a Taiwan security advisory committee said at an internal briefing that the mainland will have the ability to surround Taiwan with three aircraft carriers in 2027 and will "attack Taiwan by force". What is the response? Zhu Fenglian: The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has conducted a series of exercises and training activities around the Taiwan Strait with the aim of resolutely cracking down on the arrogance and "independence" behavior of the "Taiwan independence" separatist forces. The provocations of "Taiwan independence" have not stopped for a long time, and the PLA's actions to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity have not stopped. It is hoped that the broad masses of Taiwan compatriots will clearly distinguish between right and wrong, resolutely oppose "Taiwan independence," and work with us to safeguard peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.
Obviously, seeing the PLA conducting a series of exercises and training activities around the Taiwan Strait, the Taiwan authorities are somewhat anxious and afraid. I originally thought that the mainland was just a regular cruise military exercise, but I did not expect that the PLA's actions were one after another, and it almost did not leave around the Taiwan Strait. After all, it has recently intensified its military collusion with countries outside the region and made all kinds of "seeking independence" remarks. Moreover, when they see that the mainland's naval strength is so strong, the Taiwan authorities are extremely apprehensive in their hearts, if not, the Taiwan Security Advisory Committee will not express its position at an internal briefing that the mainland will have the ability to surround Taiwan with three aircraft carriers in 2027 and will "attack Taiwan by force."
Obviously, the one who knows you best is likely to be your opponent, and the Taiwan authorities say that the mainland will "attack Taiwan" in 2027, and that three aircraft carriers will directly besiege it. This has a certain factual basis, after all, the mainland's dual-aircraft carrier operation is not once or twice, and it is almost impossible for the Fujian ship to completely form combat strength and come to a three-carrier operation. By that time, Taiwan absolutely did not have any power to fight back, which is one of the reasons why the Taiwan authorities frantically increased their combat readiness. Of course, Taiwan's collusion with the United States and Japan is also aimed at giving it a strong momentum, so that the mainland has greater fear of Taiwan, and then dare not really "use force" against it. However, the mainland has told the Taiwan authorities with practical actions that there is only one dead end in seeking independence based on the United States.
The response of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council is very clear, that is, as long as the "Taiwan independence" provocation continues, the PLA's actions to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity will not stop. Although there was no positive answer whether it would "attack" Taiwan in 2027, it once again showed the mainland's attitude and declared the mainland's sovereignty over Taiwan. The subtext of this sentence is that if Taiwan continues to provoke, the use of force may not wait for 2027, after all, our actions to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity are non-stop. As long as the Taiwan side crosses the red line and truly declares "independence," then the mainland can strike a thunderous blow at Taiwan at any time and completely resolve the Taiwan issue. After all, for the mainland, to solve the Taiwan issue, there will not be much difference between two aircraft carriers and three aircraft carriers.
The Taiwan Strait issue will never drag on for a long time, the time node of 2027 is very sensitive, this time point proposed by the Taiwan side is not the first time, and the United States has also predicted that Chinese mainland will strike at Taiwan in 2027. It is difficult to judge the future, but judging from the current situation, the mainland has a high probability of completely resolving the Taiwan issue around 2027. Because the mainland's military preparations are becoming more and more complete, and it is also making continuous efforts against Taiwan economically and politically, once such an action to promote reunification begins, it will never stretch the timeline of reunification too long, and it is estimated that five years will be the best time to start.