China Foreign Ministry Replies to U.S. ‘Concerns’ About Chinese Flights Near Taiwan
Oct. 6, 2021 (EIRNS)—While not holding briefings during the “Golden Week” of China’s National Day, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying issued a written reply on Oct. 4 to statements by the State Department’s Ned Price regarding U.S. “concerns” about China’s “provocative military activity near Taiwan.”
“Taiwan belongs to China and the U.S. is in no position to make irresponsible remarks. The relevant remarks by the U.S. side seriously violate the one-China principle and the stipulations of the three China-U.S. joint communiqués and send an extremely wrong and irresponsible signal.
“For quite some time, the U.S. has been making negative moves by selling arms to Taiwan and strengthening official and military ties with Taiwan, including the launch of a $750 million arms sale plan to Taiwan, the landing of U.S. military aircraft in Taiwan and frequent sailing of U.S. warships across the Taiwan Strait. These provocative moves undermine China-U.S. relations and regional peace and stability. China is firmly opposed to them and has taken necessary countermeasures.
“The one-China principle is the political foundation of China-U.S. relations. On the Taiwan question, the U.S. should abide by the one-China principle and the stipulations of the China-U.S. joint communiqués rather than something cooked up by itself unilaterally.
“ ‘Taiwan independence’ leads nowhere. China will take all necessary measures to resolutely crush all attempts at ‘Taiwan independence.’ China has firm resolve and will to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
“The U.S. should correct its mistakes, earnestly abide by the one-China principle and the stipulations of the three China-U.S. joint communiqués, prudently and properly handle Taiwan-related issues, stop supporting and emboldening separatist forces of ‘Taiwan independence,’ and take concrete actions to safeguard rather than undermine peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.”