Beijing has announced the end of the maxi military maneuvers around Taiwan, adding however that in fact it will not stop and “will regularly organize patrols” in the area insisting on “operational readiness”. “The Eastern Theater Command of the People’s Liberation Army successfully completes joint military operations around the island of Taiwan”, reports the CGTN, quoting a military spokesman, a few hours after Beijing released a new ‘white paper. ‘with the Chinese vision of the Taiwan question, de facto independent, but considered an “inalienable part” of the Chinese territory. According to the Global Times, the Command says it has “successfully completed several missions” during recent exercises around Taiwan, “has effectively tested the combat capability of the troops in the joint operation” and announces that they will be “organized regularly. operational readiness patrols in the Taiwan Strait “. The military assures that they will “firmly protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity” of China, continuing with training and other preparations. The maxi military maneuvers in the waters and skies around the island began last week, a Chinese response to Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, and should have ended last Sunday, but have since been extended. Taiwan Affairs of the State Council and the Beijing Government Information Office released a ‘white paper’ (the last such document dated back to 2000) entitled, reports the Xinhua news agency, “The Taiwan question and reunification of China in the new era “. It is said that China “will not give up the use of force” and the Asian giant reserves the right to “take all necessary measures”. According to the English version of the document, the first since Xi Jinping’s arrival in power, Beijing – who reiterates that he “will not tolerate interference” on the question of Taiwan, an island with 23 million inhabitants – “will work with the utmost sincerity and will do everything for a peaceful reunification”. “But we will not give up the use of force and we reserve the option to take all necessary measures. This – it is stated – to defend ourselves from external interference and from all separatist activities”. “The use of force would be the last resource – it continues – We will be forced to take drastic measures only to respond to the provocations of separatists or external forces if they cross our red lines. We will always be ready to respond with the use of force or other means necessary to interference from foreign forces or to extreme actions by separatists “. For China, the” ultimate goal is to ensure the prospect of a peaceful reunification of China and to carry this process forward, “adds the document released after Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan earlier this month. which has aroused the ire of Beijing, engaged in maxi military maneuvers around the island and which insists on the principle of “one China” and on the model “one country, two systems” as a “solution plus inclusive “.