Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wengbin said in a statement posted to the CCTV Video News Agency YouTube channel on September 28, 2022 that U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's recent visit to Taiwan was "provocative," violates China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and puts the stability of the region at risk. He also emphasized that Taiwan is part of China.
Wang Wengbin: "The U.S. House Speaker, in disregard of China's four-month-long dissuasion, made a provocative visit to China's Taiwan region and referred to Taiwan as a 'country'.
"What the U.S. side has done seriously violates China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, hurts China-U.S. relations and undermines peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. The one-China principle is a prevailing consensus of the international community and a basic norm in international relations. It is also the political foundation for the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the U.S. and the development of bilateral relations. From the Shanghai Communiqué in 1972, the China-U.S. Joint Communiqué in 1978, to the August 17 Communique in 1982, the U.S. has clearly acknowledged that there is only one China in the world. Taiwan is a part of China, and the government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legal government representing the whole of China. The U.S. has also made a clear commitment that it has no intention of infringing on China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, or interfering in China's internal affairs, or pursuing a policy of 'two Chinas' or 'one China, one Taiwan'. Keeping one's word and always being trustworthy is the most basic rule.
"The U.S. side doesn't even abide by its own promises, what qualifications does it have to talk about rules and order? I'm afraid it can only become a destroyer of international rules. We urge the U.S. side to honor its commitments, and to return to the three China-U.S. Joint Communiqués, and the one-China principle in their true and original form, reaffirm its commitment to the one-China policy in the simple and straightforward way, and state its opposition to all Taiwan separatist activities with absolute clarity."