"If anyone dares to split Taiwan from the motherland, we will definitely crush such act at any costs, even by going to war," the Defense Minister said at the Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore.
That's a firm stance against the US, which has repeatedly sold arms to Taiwan.
The Joe Biden administration has done worse by deleting the "not support Taiwan secessionists" statement, although it walked back on that later.
Japan as China's neighbor is joining the US troublemaking, while Tsai Ing-wen in Taiwan solicits their support.
Knowing well that the island is only dollars in the eyes of the US, she is still keen on buying the latter's weapons.
The Defense Ministry's statement is a warning to them all.
Do not stand in the way of China's reunification, or you will have to pay the price.