Admiral Dong Jun, used a significant portion of his speech at the Shangri La Dialogue in Singapore to lash out at the incoming administration of Lai Ching-te, the newly elected Taiwanese president, whom Beijing regards as a “dangerous separatist”.

  • military was ready to “forcefully” stop attempts by Taiwan from gaining independence.
  • “They [‘separatists’] will be nailed to the pillar of shame in history,”
  • “Whoever dares to split Taiwan from China will be crushed to pieces and suffer his own destruction.”