After Tsai's victory, China doubled its "principle of one China", and Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang emphasized: "There is only one China in the world and Taiwan is part of China". China sees Taiwan as a renegade province.
In her first media interview with the BBC, published on Wednesday, Tsai urgedBeijing to "face reality" and show the island "respect". Taiwan says it is an independent country, called the Republic of China, its official name.
For decades, it was a dictatorship under Chiang Kai-shek's nationalists following their 1949 defeat to the communists in China's civil war.
China insists on its acceptance as a prerequisite for building economic ties with Taiwan, precisely because doing so is an explicit denial of its existence as a de facto island state.
He also slammed country leaders who had congratulated Tsai's win, including the US, Britain, and Japan.
"We're a successful democracy, we have a pretty decent economy, we deserve respect from China", Tsai said.
Tsai, who was re-elected to a second term in a landslide victory over the weekend, told an impromptu press conference at the Presidential Office that she had signed the Anti-Infiltration Act into law earlier on Wednesday, emphasizing that her government is against infiltration, but not against exchanges.
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The president's comments come days after China's top diplomat said that unification with China was a "historical inevitability" and that anyone who opposed it would "stink for 10,000 years", an idiom to mean someone will go down in infamy. "This round of local elections in Taiwan can not change the state of Taiwan as part of China", Ma said.
"I hope the Chinese side can understand in-depth the opinion and will expressed by Taiwanese people in this election and can review some of their current policies", she told reporters on Wednesday.
For President Tsai's critics, her stance is needlessly provocative, one that only risks increasing the very danger she warns about - open hostility.
"Your government will continue to try to improve Taiwan's military capabilities through United States weapons and indigenous defense systems", said Zhang Baohui, professor of political science and director of the Asia-Pacific Studies Center at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.
But Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi dismissed her victory and warned supporters of Taiwan independence during a week-long tour through Africa.
Western defense analysts have advocated a "porcupine strategy" for Taiwan that would deter Beijing from military action by making it too painful for China to invade.
The junior said after Monday's national championship game that he was torn on his choice, but he has chose to move on. He is considered a consensus first-rounder and is expected to be taken late on the first night of the draft.
One idea Rooney discussed was expanding the policy to include coordinator positions and other levels of coaching. As it appears right now, there just weren't very many minorities in the process at all this year.
George, Jeffrey Epstein and his associates were abusing women and underaged girls on his private Caribbean Little St. He even kept a computer database to track where the women and girls were and who was available, the Times reported.
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The statement detailed Rocky's career, which began in the mid-1960s, leading him to the WWE in 1983 before his 1991 retirement. In March 2018, The Rock explained that he'd bought his father a bigger vehicle , a Cadillac, following a hip surgery.
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