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The government of China has condemned the trip of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan in strong terms calling on Washington to stop proving them.
A statement on Tuesday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which was sighted by Africa Daily News, New York described Taiwan as ‘China’s region’.
The government stressed that Pelosi’s trip was in disregard China’s strong opposition and serious representations.
China had described it a serious violation of the one-China principle and the provisions of the three China-U.S. joint communiqués.
‘It has a severe impact on the political foundation of China-U.S. relations, and seriously infringes upon China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.’
According to China, the visit jeopardises regional peace and security and sends the incorrect message to groups pushing for ‘Taiwan independence.’
The declaration referred to Resolution 2758 of the United Nations General Assembly from 1971 and reminded the United States of its unequivocal pledge in the Joint Communiqué on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the United States and China from 1979.
China recalled it was all along opposed to the visit to Taiwan by U.S. congressional members, and that the executive branch “has the responsibility to stop such visit”.
‘Since Speaker Pelosi is the incumbent leader of the U.S. Congress, her visit to and activities in Taiwan, in whatever form and for whatever reason, is a major political provocation to upgrade U.S. official exchanges with Taiwan.
‘No country, no forces and no individual should ever misestimate the firm resolve, strong will and great capability of the Chinese Government and people to defend state sovereignty and territorial integrity and to achieve national reunification and rejuvenation.’
China vowed to take all necessary measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity ‘in response to the U.S. Speaker’s visit’.
The Chinese government said the consequences of the trip must be borne by the U.S. side and the ‘Taiwan independence’ separatist forces.
The statement warned America to stop meddling in Taiwan, China’s internal affairs and stop conniving with “Taiwan independence” separatist forces.
Africa Daily News, New York realls that in May, Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said a war triggered by China will end in a global disaster.