China vows countermeasures after US Undersecretary of State visited Taiwan

Source: Global Times Published: 2020/9/21 16:59:24

Wang Wenbin, spokesperson of China's Foreign Ministry Photo: VCG

The Chinese foreign ministry said China will take legitimate countermeasures, including targeting relative individuals, after US Undersecretary of State Keith Krach completed his visit to the island of Taiwan on Sunday, adding that the US must bear full responsibility for the outcome. 

In a press briefing on Monday, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin strongly condemned the US for sending senior officials to the island of Taiwan in recent months, which is regarded as a political provocation against China and encouragement to Taiwan secessionists. 

Wang said such actions will further damage China-US coordination and cooperation on major international issues. 

Krach started his high-profile visit to Taiwan on Thursday, after US Secretary of Health and Human Resources Alex Azar visited the island in August.

China has always been firmly opposed to any official exchanges between the US and Taiwan. The US actions seriously violated the one-China principle and the Three Joint Communiqués, undermining China-US ties and peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits, Wang said. 

"Taiwan secessionism" is a dead end. Connivance and support for that aim are doomed to failure. Any act that undermines China's core interests and interferes in China's internal affairs will be vigorously countered by China, said Wang, adding that no force can hold back the historical tide of China's reunification.

"We urge the US to correct its mistakes, stop all official and military contacts with Taiwan, and stop interfering in China's internal affairs and stop words and deeds that undermine China-US relations and peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits," Wang said. 

Global Times 


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