There is only one China in the world and that Taiwan is an inalienable part of it.
So said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin in yesterday’s press conference.
Earlier this week, United States President Joseph R. Biden was asked in a media conference on whether the U.S. would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion, to which he said the U.S. would defend Taiwan militarily.
A reporter asked Wang’s reaction yesterday to President Biden’s statement.
“China expresses strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to the remarks by the US side. There is but one China in the world, Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory and the government of the People’s Republic of China is the sole legal government representing the whole of China,” he said.
With PROC as the only recognized government of China by the international community, to which the U.S. is politically committed, Wang said, “The Taiwan question is purely China’s internal affair that brooks no foreign interference. On issues concerning China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and other core interests, China has no room for compromise. No one should underestimate the strong resolve, determination and capability of the Chinese people in safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity. No one should not stand in opposition to the 1.4 billion Chinese people.”
There is but one China in the world, Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory and the government of the People’s Republic of China is the sole legal government representing the whole of ChinaForeign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin
He said they urge the U.S. to abide by the one-China principle and the stipulations of the China-U.S. joint communiques communiqués, to “honor its important commitment to not supporting ‘Taiwan independence’, speak and act with prudence on the Taiwan question, and avoid sending any wrong signal to the ‘Taiwan independence’ separatist forces, lest it should seriously undermine peace across the Taiwan Strait and China-US relations.”
Not mincing his words, Wang said China will take “firm actions” to safeguard its sovereignty and security interests.
“We mean what we say,” he said.
Meanwhile, aboard Air Force One on May 22 en route to Tokyo, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre fielded questions from a gaggle of reporters on the trip ahead of the Quad meeting involving the U.S., Japan, India,u and Australia.
Asked on what are the concrete plans of the Indo-Pacific Quad if China were to invade Taiwan, Sullivan responded, “It won’t be part of the formal agenda of the Quad. But, of course, significant security issues in the Indo-Pacific will come up, and all of the Quad members share an interest in peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.”
Sullivan tried to clarify the stand of the administration. He told reporters that the Biden Administration is “invested in working with allies and partners to send a clear message of deterrence and to support the basic policy of the Biden Administration, which is a One-China policy, the Three Joint Communiqués, and the Taiwan Relations Act, that we do not see unilateral changes to the status quo and we certainly don’t want to see a military aggression.”
“And we do want that message coming not just from us, but from a range of allies and partners, both in the region and beyond. And we’re working with allies and partners accordingly,” he said.