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Aug 02, 2022
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Chinese FM Spokeswoman Hua Chunying On Pelosi's Taiwan Visit: The U.S. Is Approaching Our Red Line, Any Chinese Countermeasures Would Be Legitimate

#9726 | 02:59
Source: CCTV (China)

In a statement posted to the CCTV Video News Agency YouTube channel on August 2, 2022, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying spoke about U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Hua warned the United States that it should bear full responsibility for its "provocative" actions that have led to an escalation of tensions across the Taiwan Straits, and she said that these actions are proof of America’s "hegemonic mentality" and "gangster logic." She said that the U.S. must continue to abide by the One-China Principle in accordance with its foreign policy promises and that it must stop supporting Taiwanese "secessionists" and provoking China. In addition, she warned that the U.S. has been "closing in" on China’s "red line," and that it would be legitimate for China to take any countermeasures it sees fit.

Hua Chunying: "The whole world has judged clearly that is it the U.S. provocative actions that have led to the escalating tensions across the Taiwan Straits. The United States should and must bear full responsibility for this. The remarks by the U.S. Secretary of State Blinken you just mentioned confound right and wrong, and once again profoundly show the hegemonic mentality and gangster logic of some American people that 'I can provoke you wantonly, but you can't oppose me or defend yourself.'

"In 1979, the U.S. government made a clear commitment in the communique on the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the Unites States that the United States of America recognizes the People's Republic of China as the only legitimate government of China. Within provisions of the communique, the American people will maintain cultural, commercial and other unofficial relations with the people of Taiwan.

"As an integral part of the U.S. government, the U.S. Congress should strictly abide by the foreign policy recognized and promised by the U.S. government. As the No. 3 figure of the U.S. government, the U.S. House speaker's visit to Taiwan by a U.S. military aircraft is by no means an unofficial act.

In recent years, the United States has orally claimed to follow the one-China principle, but it continued to regress in action, and even hollowed out the one-China principle. It has not only unilaterally concocted the so-called Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances to Taiwan one after another which China has never recognized but resolutely opposed, and inserted them into its one-China principle interpretation, but also violated the commitment to maintaining unofficial contact with Taiwan. It has continuously enhanced contact with Taiwan, and increased arms sales to Taiwan.

"With the strategy of containing China with Taiwan, the United States has supported and connived 'Taiwan independence' secessionist forces, continued to deliberately provoke China on the Taiwan question, and closed in on China's red line and bottom line step by step. China's legitimate defense came after the United States' collusion with Taiwan and provocations.

"In the face of the U.S. reckless disregard of China's repeated stern representations, it will be legitimate and necessary for China to take any countermeasures. The United States should abandon any attempt to play the Taiwan card, match its promises with concrete actions, abide by the one-China principle to the letter and implement the three China-U.S. joint communiques. If the U.S. side clings obstinately to a wrong course, it should be responsible for all serious consequences arising therefrom."

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