Neither China nor international community will accept US' gangster logic: Chinese FM
Published: Aug 10, 2022 11:08 PM Updated: Aug 10, 2022 11:04 PM
Wang Wenbin, spokesperson of China's Foreign Ministry Photo: cnsphoto

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

It is the US that breaks their promise, violates China's sovereignty and support secessionists and China's countermeasures in responding to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island of Taiwan are justified, necessary, proper and legitimate, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin told a press conference on Wednesday.

Pelosi has defended her provocative trip to the island of Taiwan recently and claimed that the US cannot allow China to isolate the island. She also noted that there were US lawmakers visiting the island before her but only her trip has drawn China's close attention, US media reported.

In response to Pelosi's remarks, Wang said at the Wednesday press conference that China has opposed US lawmakers' visits the island of Taiwan. Pelosi, as the No.3 political figure in the US, took US military's plane to what she claimed to be an "official" visit during her stay in the island. The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of the island also advocated that Pelosi's visit as a "major breakthrough" for the relations of the US and the island.

All these showed that Pelosi's visit is a provocation on escalating ties between the island of Taiwan and the US and it violated the US' promise of not keeping official relations with the island in China-US Joint Communiqué on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations, infringed the one-China principle, which was widely recognized by the international community and confirmed by the UN 2758 Resolution and violated the international rules of not interfering with other countries' internal affairs, said Wang.

Wang pointed out that four months ago, China had repeated its opposition to Pelosi's visit to the island of Taiwan via different channels but the US had turned a blind eye to the warnings. It is the US that breaks its promises, infringes on China's sovereignty, and indulges and supports the secessionists in the island, not China.

The US took the initiative to make provocations and then China responded with countermeasures, which are legitimate, justified, necessary and proper. The US has gone astray further in hollowing out the one-China principle but now it has accused China for changing the status quo. The US has taken more than 100 military drills in waters around China but accused China of over reacting. Neither China nor the international community will accept such logic of gangsters, said Wang.

In responding to the US' violating of China's sovereignty and provocation on interfering with China's domestic affairs, China will firmly fight back every time it makes provocations. If the US really hopes for countries to respect each other's sovereignty, it should abandon the attempt to use the island of Taiwan to counter China. Instead, it should make concrete efforts in promoting China-US relations and stability of the Taiwan Straits.