China Responds to Allegations Against It About Ukraine
March 25, 2022 (EIRNS)—Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Senior Col. Wu Qian replied to the mostly false allegations that U.S. officials and the corporate news media have been making against China regarding Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, starting with the allegation that China had prior knowledge of Russia’s plans to “invade” Ukraine. “The so-called assertions that China had prior knowledge about, acquiesced to or tacitly supported this conflict are purely disinformation,” Wu said, according to a transcript released by the Chinese Defense Ministry. “All these claims serve only the purpose of shifting blame to and slinging mud at China. China has expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to this.” China, he said, is impartial and makes its own judgments regarding the current crisis. “China believes that to resolve the current crisis, we must uphold the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations (UN), and respect and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries,” Wu continued.
“We must adhere to the principle of indivisible security and accommodate the legitimate security concerns of the parties involved. We must settle disputes by peaceful means through dialogue and negotiation. And we must keep in mind the long-term peace and stability of the region and put in place a balanced, effective and sustainable European security architecture.
“China’s approach is in sharp contrast to that of the U.S., who has created and shifted the crisis to others, and reaped gains from it,”
he concluded. “We hope that all parties can keep the door open for dialogue, consultation and negotiation to de-escalate tensions.”
Wu also rejected the assertion that Russia has asked China to give it military assistance as “disinformation.” “Both China and Russia have made clarifications on this matter,” he said. “Recently, the U.S. has been spreading false and malicious information targeting China on the Ukraine issue. It is a shameful action and will only let the international community see the true face of the U.S. as a liar and trouble maker.”
Then there’s the alleged threat that China may decide to take a similar approach to Taiwan. “First of all, it needs to be pointed out that Taiwan is not Ukraine,” Wu said.
“The Taiwan question and the Ukraine issue are different in nature. Most fundamentally, Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory, and the Taiwan question is purely China’s internal affair with zero-tolerance of external interference. The two sides across the Taiwan Strait must be and will be reunified. It is the trend of history that can never be stopped by anyone or any force.”
Wu charged that the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Taiwan “has been intensifying its collusion with external forces and making provocations to seek ‘Taiwan independence,’ in an attempt to change the fact that both sides of the Taiwan Strait belong to one China. Such acts are the root cause for the current tension and instability across the Taiwan Strait.”