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    Volker Türk “Russia's full-scale armed attack on Ukraine, which is about to enter its third year with no end in sight, continues to cause serious and widespread human rights violations, destroying lives and livelihoods. The invasion has exacted a horrific human cost, inflicting immense suffering on millions of civilians.” 3 hours ago
  • Tymofiy Mylovanov
    Tymofiy Mylovanov “In 2022, the [US] administration [of Joe Biden] submitted funding requests in the spring, almost immediately after the invasion. But in 2023, it waited until mid-fall to announce what it plans to submit. Avdiivka demonstrates the cost of these political delays: human lives, lost territory, and encouraged Russia. If that's the plan 'to be with Ukraine as long as it takes', then the US delays in aid have just prolonged the war.” 5 hours ago
  • Dmytro Kuleba
    Dmytro Kuleba “The era of peace in Europe is over. And every time Ukrainian soldiers withdraw from a Ukrainian town because of the lack of ammunition, think of it not only in terms of democracy and defending the world-based order, but also in terms of Russian soldiers getting a few kilometres closer to your towns.” 5 hours ago
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China - Taiwan relations

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“Taiwanese elections are a far more sensitive topic for Beijing than elections in other democracies as the democratic example being set by Taipei can be a more direct source of inspiration for people in mainland China. When you see that people from your own in-group have democracy and can elect their leaders, it can cause particular frustration with your own non-elected leaders. That makes Taiwanese elections a threat to the CPC [Communist Party of China].”

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Research Director for China, Hong Kong and Taiwan at Freedom House
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“The visit of former US officials [ former US National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley and former Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg] to the island of Taiwan again reveals the US' usual indulgence of Taiwan secessionists and it is sending wrong signals to those forces on the island of Taiwan.”

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Professor at the China Foreign Affairs University
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“Our stance on resolving the Taiwan question and realizing national reunification remains consistent, and our determination is as firm as rock. We will adhere to the 1992 Consensus that embodies the one-China principle and firmly oppose the separatist activities aimed at 'Taiwan independence' as well as foreign interference.”

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Spokesperson for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office
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“I sincerely hope the majority of Taiwan compatriots recognise the extreme harm of the DPP's 'Taiwan independence' line and the extreme danger of Lai Ching-te's triggering of cross-Strait confrontation and conflict, and to make the right choice at the crossroads of cross-Strait relations. If elected, Lai would further promote separatist activities towards the evil path of independence.”

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Statement by the China's Taiwan Affairs Office
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“The reunification of the motherland is a historical inevitability. Compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Strait should be bound by a common sense of purpose and share in the glory of the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.”

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President of the People's Republic of China
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“The Democratic Progressive Party [DPP] authorities are deliberately hyping up the so-called 'military threat from the mainland' and exaggerating tensions. This is entirely to seek electoral gain.”

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China’s defence ministry spokesman
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“It is self-evident that Beijing is trying to sway Taiwan elections through means including free trips for politicians. They have already made it clear that a so-called 'right choice' has to be made, meaning choosing candidates that the Chinese Communist Party prefers.”

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Minister of the Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC)
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“The Chinese leadership is divided into two camps regarding the country's overall strategy. A Chinese State Council-based group is advocating economic development, while a national security group is pushing for an aggressive stance on the world stage. Although the national security wing holds sway over policymaking, the Chinese government would probably act cautiously in the immediate future. Addressing economic problems stemming from declining foreign investments, local government debt, rising youth unemployment and weak domestic demand would likely absorb Beijing's attention. China's economy could face devastating consequences if Beijing pursues policies that could scare away foreign investors and businesspeople, including from Taiwan.”

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Taiwan National Security Council (NSC) Secretary-General
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“Between the morning of September 17th to 18th, the Ministry of National Defense had detected a total of 103 Chinese aircraft, which was a recent high and has posed severe challenges to the security across the Taiwan Strait and in the region.”

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Statement by the Taiwan's Defense Ministry
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“Taiwan holds regular elections for our president, vice president, legislators, officials, mayors and local government leaders, and they serve the people, so I think this shows that it is a fact that Taiwan is a sovereign country. This is a fact, this is the truth.”

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Taiwanese vice president and presidential hopeful
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“If Taiwan is safe, the world is safe, if the Taiwan Strait is peaceful, then the world is peaceful. No matter how great the threat of authoritarianism is to Taiwan, we absolutely will not be scared nor cower, we will uphold the values of democracy and freedom.”

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Taiwan’s Vice President
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“China has no reason to overreact or take the opportunity to escalate the situation. If China decides … to take provocative actions, it is China, not Taiwan or the United States, that undermines the status quo of peace and stability in the region.”

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Taiwan Foreign ministry spokesman
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“War is not an option. Neither side can unilaterally change the status quo with non-peaceful means. Maintaining the status quo of peace and stability is the consensus for both the world and Taiwan. Although Taiwan is surrounded by risks, it is by no means a risk maker. We are a responsible risk manager and Taiwan will stand together with democratic countries and communities around the world to jointly defuse the risks.”

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President of Taiwan
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“Public opinion is on the move as seen in the last two local elections. The government has made a number of quite serious mistakes which have already shaken the support of younger generation. Last year after the missile crisis - the Fourth Strait Crisis - the younger generation understands that if we don't improve things with China, Taiwan will be preparing with war.”

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Professor and research fellow at the Institute of International Relations at Taiwan’s National Chengchi University
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“The KMT, of course, is going to jump at the chance to demonstrate that they can cooperate with Beijing they can play nice together. And if in a year [Taiwanese] elect a KMT candidate as president, cross-strait relations will improve a lot. That's clearly what they think will be the most effective pitch to voters and if Beijing helps them make that pitch that's smart from Beijing's perspective.”

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Research fellow at the US Hoover Institution and a member of its Project on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region
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“Chinese intimidation of Taiwan rose markedly following the Taiwanese presidential election in 2016 and has increased since to reach a culmination so far this year, with the massive military exercises that took place around Taiwan following Nancy Pelosi's visit in early August. At the same time, the undermining of Hong Kong's free system in 2019 and 2020 as well as the Russian invasion of Ukraine has shown the Taiwanese that certain events that previously were believed to be unthinkable can actually happen.”

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Assistant professor at Soochow University in Taipei and studies the political relations between Taiwan, China and the United States
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“Safeguarding the Republic of China, protecting democracy and freedom, and maintaining cross-strait and regional peace are the three most important missions of the KMT.”

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Taiwanese politician - Chairman of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT)
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“China had always respected, cared for and benefited Taiwanese, and was committed to promoting economic and cultural exchanges across the Taiwan Strait. We insist on striving for the prospect of peaceful reunification with the greatest sincerity and best efforts, but we will never promise to give up the use of force and reserve the option to take all necessary measures. The historical wheels of national reunification and national rejuvenation are rolling forward, and the complete reunification of the motherland must be achieved.”

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President of the People's Republic of China
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