Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged Taiwan to reject independence and embrace peaceful reunification with China on a one-country-two systems basis. In a stern warning, he said that he would not renounce the option of using military force if Taipei persists with the idea of freedom. In his address to mark the 40th anniversary of issuing 'Message to Compatriots' in Taiwan, Xi proposed one -country-two-systems on the lines of Hong Kong for the peaceful reunification of Taiwan.
"Chinese don't fight Chinese," Xi said. He said that the peaceful reunification is in the best interests of the compatriots across the Strait as well as to China. "We make no promise to renounce the use of force and reserve the option of taking all necessary means," he said and added: "Peaceful reunification and one-country-two-systems is the best way to achieve national reunification. It embodies the wisdom of the Chinese people that all rivers run into the sea and is inclusive."
"The concrete implementation of 'one-country-two-systems' in Taiwan will take into full account the reality of Taiwan," he said further. Xi also said his message was not targeted at compatriots in Taiwan, but at the interference of external forces and the very small number of "Taiwan independence" separatists and their activities.