Aug 2, 2022 15:07 GMT
From the Chinese Foreign Ministry they reiterated that the trip of the high-ranking US official infringes the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China has condemned “severely” the visit to Taiwan of the speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, who has just landed at the Taipei airport.
In this sense, they reiterated that the trip of the senior US official infringes the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country, while representing “a serious violation“of the one China principle and of the three joint communiqués between Washington and Beijing.
The ministry referred to the “firm commitment” of more than 1,400 million Chinese citizens for “resolutely safeguard” the sovereignty of his nation. “You cannot challenge the will of the people and you cannot reverse the trend of the times,” says the text. Along the same lines, he stressed that the country “will definitely take all necessary measures” to guarantee its sovereignty, while “all the consequences that derive from it will have to be borne by the US side and the separatist forces” of Taiwan.
They also urged Washington to stop “playing the Taiwan card” and using it as a containment tool, since the issue of the reincorporation of the island is a matter “purely internal“for Peking.”[EE.UU.] Must stop saying one thing and do the opposite on the Taiwan issue. It must stop distorting, obscuring and emptying the one-China principle,” they reaffirmed from the Foreign Ministry, inviting the White House to build relations based on mutual respect, non-confrontation, peaceful coexistence and mutually advantageous cooperation.
Military exercises around Taiwan
In parallel, the People’s Liberation Army of China announced that it will carry out “important exercises” with live fire in six maritime zones around Taiwan and their respective airspaces. The drills will last from August 4 to 7, details CGTN.
During that period of time, ships and planes will be prohibited from entering the areas in question for security reasons.
More information, soon.