On August 2, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi traveled to Taiwan despite a strong protest and a strong warning from the Chinese side. This is a serious violation of the One China principle and the provisions of the three Sino-US joint communiqués, a serious undermining of the political foundation of China-US relations, a gross infringement of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China, which will harm peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait area, sends a completely wrong signal to the separatist forces, speaking for the so-called. Taiwan independence. The Chinese side categorically opposes it, condemns it, made a serious presentation and strongly protested to the American side.
There is only one China in the world, and Taiwan is an integral part of China’s territory. The Government of the People’s Republic of China is the sole legitimate government representing all of China, as clearly defined in UNGA Resolution 2758 of 1971. Since the founding of the PRC in 1949, 181 countries have established diplomatic relations with it on the basis of the one-China principle, which represents the universal consensus of the international community and the fundamental norm of international relations.
In the 1979 Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the PRC and the United States, Washington clearly promised: “The United States recognizes that the Government of the PRC is the sole legitimate government of China, and in this context, the people of the United States will maintain cultural, commercial, and other informal relations with the people of Taiwan”. The US Congress, as part of the government, must strictly adhere to the US government’s commitment to the one-China policy to cut off all official contact with Taipei. The Chinese side consistently opposes the Taiwan voyage of US Congress deputies, believing that the US Administration is obliged to block such trips. The arrival of N. Pelosi as the current Speaker of the House of Representatives of Congress to Taiwan in any form under any pretext is nothing but a serious political provocation to increase the level of official contacts between Washington and Taipei, which the Chinese side categorically does not accept, especially since it has never been the Chinese people will not reconcile.
The Taiwan issue is the most important and sensitive issue in China-US relations. Today, the situation in the Taiwan Strait is becoming more and more tense, and there are serious challenges. The root cause is the attempts by the Taipei regime and Washington to change the status quo. The authorities of Taiwan, obsessed with obtaining the so-called. “independence” based on the US, refuse to recognize the 1992 Consensus. They have embarked on a “de-sinification” course and are trying to implement the separatist plan through the “salami tactic”. Washington, using Taiwan as a tool to contain China, constantly distorts and weakens the “one China” principle, activates official contacts with the Taipei regime, and provides support to the separatist forces on the island. Such an adventure is of great danger. It is worth understanding that those who play with fire will certainly burn themselves.
The position of the Chinese government and people on the Taiwan issue is consistent. Firmly upholding state sovereignty and territorial integrity is the unshakable will of the 1.4 billion people of China, and the complete reunification of the Motherland is the common aspiration and sacred duty of all Chinese. It is unacceptable to go against the will of the people, just as it is impossible to reverse the trend of history. No country, no power, and no one should underestimate the firm determination, unwavering will, and mighty ability of the Chinese government and people to uphold national sovereignty and territorial integrity, reunify the country, and rejuvenate the Chinese nation. In connection with N. Pelosi’s trip to Chinese Taiwan, Beijing will certainly take all necessary measures to protect state sovereignty and territorial integrity, and the responsibility for all the ensuing consequences will be entirely on the side of the United States and the separatist forces for “Taiwan independence.”
To build relations between China and the United States as two major powers, the only choice is mutual respect, peaceful coexistence, avoidance of conflict, and achievement of mutually beneficial cooperation. The Taiwan issue is exclusively China’s internal affairs, which no other country has the right to judge. Beijing resolutely demands that Washington stop playing the “Taiwan card” to contain China, stop interfering in Taiwanese affairs as China’s internal affairs, and stop supporting and condoning Taiwan’s separatist forces. On the Taiwan issue, the United States should stop saying one thing and doing another, stop distorting, blurring and devastating the one-China policy, and practice the one-China principle and the provisions of the three Sino-US joint communiqués. We demand that Washington implement the promise of the American leadership that they “do not seek to unleash a new cold war, do not try to change the state system of China, do not oppose China by strengthening allied relations, do not support ‘Taiwan independence’, do not intend to conflict with China “. The US should not go too far down the wrong and dangerous path.