China highly appreciates Putin’s criticism of Pelosi’s provocative Taiwan visit
Published: Aug 17, 2022 09:14 PM
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin Photo: VCG

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin Photo: VCG

China highly appreciates Russian President Vladimir Putin's criticism of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative Taiwan visit as Putin's position shows China-Russia high-level strategic coordination and the firm support the two countries have rendered each other on issues concerning their core interests, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin on Wednesday.

Wang's comments came after Putin criticized Pelosi's Taiwan visit as being "a carefully planned provocation" at the 10th Moscow Conference on International Security on Tuesday.

Putin slammed Pelosi's visit to the Taiwan region, saying it was "not just a trip by a single irresponsible politician, but part of a deliberate, conscious US strategy to destabilize and deteriorate the situation in the region and the world; a brazen display of disrespect for the sovereignty of other countries and for its international obligations. We see this as a carefully planned provocation," Russian news agency TASS reported.

Putin's remarks show Russia's consistent and firm support to China over the Taiwan question with the upholding of the "four no principles," including no recognition of "Taiwan independence," no "two Chinas" or "one China, one Taiwan," and no support for Taiwan's membership in international organizations which only sovereign states can join, as well as no weapons sale to Taiwan, said Ding Xiaoxing, director of the Institute of Eurasian Studies at the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations.

Putin accused the US of trying to prolong the conflict in Ukraine in his opening address at Moscow Conference on International Security, saying some Western countries are trying to divert their domestic public's attention from acute social and economic problems by shifting their own failures onto Russia and China, Tass reported. 

Ding told the Global Times that the tensions across the Taiwan Straits are among spotlight topics at Moscow Conference on International Security and China-Russia back-to-back strategic coordination will grow stronger.

"Most countries in the world support China over Pelosi's highly provocative visit to the island," Ding noted.

According to Wang, more than 170 countries have spoken up for justice. "They reiterated their one-China commitment and support for China's efforts to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity," Wang said. 

"China will continue to work with the international community to safeguard the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and to jointly maintain regional and global peace and stability," Wang said.