On November 14, 2020, CCTV (China) aired a report about Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin's condemnation of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent statement that Taiwan is not part of China. Wenbin said that Pompeo, whose intentions he described as "sinister," has "inverted" right and wrong. He warned Pompeo and his "ilk" that any attempt to undermine China's interests will be met with a resolute counterattack and will not stand in the way of Chinese reunification. According to CCTV's report, Wenbin also urged the U.S. to abide by the One-China principle and warned the U.S. against going down a "wrong and dangerous path."
Anchor: "Recently, in an interview with American media, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed that 'Taiwan has not been a part of China.' China's Foreign Ministry spokesman responded to this at a routine press conference today, pointing out that out of his own political interests, Pompeo has undermined relations between China and the United States and jeopardized peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. [He added:] 'His sinister intentions have long been known to the world.'"
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin: "Out of his own political interests, and disregarding the fundamental interests of the Chinese and American people, Pompeo has inverted right and wrong, and black and white. He has fabricated lies in order to mislead public opinion and distort the normal media environment to further undermine relations between China and America and jeopardize peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. His sinister intentions have long been known to the world. We would like to solemnly warn Pompeo and his ilk that any act that undermines China's core interests and interferes in its internal affairs will be met with a resolute Chinese counterattack. [Such an act] will not stand in the way of the historical trend of China's reunification."
CCTV Reporter Wang Yuhao: "At the press conference, the spokesman once again urged the United States to abide by the One China principle and the provisions of the three U.S.-China joint communiques in order to stop any words or actions that harm peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, or that harm relations between the U.S. and China. [He also urged the U.S.] to not go further and further down a wrong and dangerous path."