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Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson on the United States and Taiwan

In a statement posted on video news agency CCTV’s YouTube video on Aug. 29, 2022, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said America is ‘reflexing’ in the Taiwan Strait under there “appearance“of freedom of navigation is only a provocation and a deliberate attempt to undermine peace and stability in the region. He said that China urges the United States to stop”deceiveand distorting the one-China principle and respecting China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. He also pointed out that Taiwan is part of China and the government of the People’s Republic of China is the only legal government. In a second statement posted on the channel the next day, Zhao reiterated his previous statement, adding that efforts by Taiwanese separatists to solicit foreign support are the cause of tensions in the region.

Zhao Lijian: “The frequent use of force by American warships under the guise of ‘freedom of navigation’ is not a commitment to freedom and openness, but a provocation aimed at unconditional intrusion and a deliberate attempt to undermine regional peace and stability. China once again urges the United States to immediately stop tampering with, hollowing out and distorting the one-China principle, uphold the basic norms governing relations international conventions of respecting other countries’ sovereignty and territorial integrity and non-interference in their international affairs, earnestly observing the one-China principle and the three China-US joint communiques, and refraining to be a troublemaker disrupting peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.

“I would like to point out that the one-China principle has a clear meaning, that is, there is only one China in the world, and Taiwan is part of China; the government of the People’s Republic of China is the only legal government representing the whole of China; there is no room for ambiguity on this key issue. China hopes that the EU will continue to abide by the principle of one China and sincerely respect China’s core interests and major concerns, as well as take concrete measures to honor commitments on the Taiwan issue, so as to avoid moves affecting China-EU relations. don’t think it’s a big deal that Chinese drones are flying over Chinese territory.

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“It is the separatist forces of the United States and Taiwan, not China, that seek to change the status quo across the Taiwan Strait. There is only one China in the world. Taiwan is part of China. The government of the People’s Republic of China is the only legal government representing the whole of China. The attempt by separatist forces in Taiwan to solicit foreign support from the United States and other countries to advance their “independence” program is at the root of the current tensions in the Taiwan Strait States are openly trying to use Taiwan to contain China under the pretext of maintaining stability in the Western Pacific How can he say that this he is doing is not related to China and China-US relations?

“If the United States really wants to steer the situation towards greater stability, it should immediately return to the one-China principle and the three China-US joint communiques and avoid sending the wrong signals to the separatist forces of ‘the United States. ‘Taiwan independence’.