In videos posted to the CCTV Video News Agency YouTube channel on July 19 and July 22, 2022, senior Chinese Foreign Ministry officials expressed strong opposition to U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s planned visit to Taiwan. In a statement posted to the channel on July 19, 2022, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, who also serves as the Deputy Director of the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Information Department, said that Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan would violate the One-China Principle and undermine China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. He said that this would deal a "heavy blow" to the U.S.-China relations and send the "wrong signal" to Taiwanese "secessionist forces." In addition, he called on the U.S. to cancel Pelosi’s plans, to stop official exchanges with Taiwan, and to stop "creating tensions" across the Taiwan Strait. Zhao warned that if the U.S. "insists" on its current course of action, China will take "resolute and strong" measures to safeguard its sovereignty and national security. Zhao’s statement was echoed by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin in a video posted to the channel on July 22, 2022.
Zhao Lijian: "If House Speaker Pelosi visits Taiwan, the move would severely violate the one-China principle and the provisions of the three China-U.S. joint communiques, seriously undermine China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and deal a heavy blow to the political foundation of China-U.S. relations. It would also send a wrong signal to the Taiwan secessionist forces. China stands firm in opposing the plan.
"China asks the U.S. to abide by the one-China principle and the three China-U.S. joint communiques, not to arrange any Taiwan visit by House Speaker Pelosi, stop official exchanges with Taiwan, stop creating tensions across the Taiwan Strait, and take concrete actions to fulfill its commitment on not supporting Taiwan secessionist attempt. If the U.S. insists on doing things in its own way, China will surely take resolute and strong measures to unswervingly safeguard its national sovereignty and territorial integrity. All consequences entailed from that will be completely borne by the U.S."
Wang Wenbin: "China has states many times its solemn position of firmly opposing U.S. House of Representative Speaker Nancy Pelosi's scheduled visit to Taiwan. As the U.S. congress is part of the U.S. government, it is duty-bound to strictly observe the country's commitments regarding Taiwan. It would be a serious violation of the one-China principle and the provisions of the three China-U.S. joint communiques if Pelosi visits Taiwan. This will severely undermine China's sovereignty and territorial integrity and the political foundation of the China-U.S. ties, sending a seriously wrong signal to the Taiwan independence forces."