China will do everything possible to reunite with Taiwan peacefully, but does not rule out military action to fight the separatists.  The head of the Disarmament Department of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Fu Tsong, announced this on August 2.  

“We will do our best to unite the country peacefully.  The reason why we do not give up the possibility of a military solution is that we must contain the separatist potential so that it does not go too far,” he said during the conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) at the UN.

At the same time, Fu Tsong clarified that they are not talking about the use of nuclear potential.

Meanwhile, the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council and the State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China published a white paper titled "The Taiwan Question and China's Reunification in the New Era" on August 10.  

The white paper was released to reiterate the fact that Taiwan is part of China, to demonstrate the resolve of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese people and their commitment to national reunification, and to emphasize the position and policies of the CPC and the Chinese government in the new era.

The document, in particular, notes that resolving the Taiwan question and realizing China's complete reunification is a shared aspiration of all the sons and daughters of the Chinese nation. “It is indispensable for the realization of China's rejuvenation.  It is also a historic mission of the Communist Party of China (CPC).  The CPC, the Chinese government, and the Chinese people have striven for decades to achieve this goal,” the document says.