China's Ministry of National Defense Spokesman Wu Qian said in an address that was posted on the CCTV Video News Agency's YouTube channel on May 27, 2022 that the U.S. is attempting to hollow out the One-China Principle by using "salami slicing tactics" in order to use Taiwan to "contain" China. He warned that using these "tactics" in Taiwan will only result in the U.S. cutting its own fingers, and he said that the Chinese military is standing ready to take all necessary measures to prevent Taiwanese separatism and to defend China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Wu emphasized that there is only one China, that Taiwan is an inseparable part of China, and that the government of the People's Republic of China is the only legitimate representative of the Chinese people.
Wu Qian: "The U.S. State Department's on Taiwan-related policies are self-contradictory, and its intention is obvious to all. For a period of time, the United States has been hollowing out the one-China principle and trying to use the 'salami-slicing tactics' to realize its attempt to 'use Taiwan to contain China', which is pure wishful thinking. We have this stern warning for some people in the U.S.: using the 'salami-slicing tactics' on Taiwan question will eventually cut their own fingers.
"The Chinese People's Liberation Army stands ready and will take all necessary measures to smash any form of Taiwan separatist attempts, and firmly defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
"There is but only one China in the world, Taiwan is an unalienable part of China's territory, and the government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legitimate government of representing the whole of China. This is the general consensus of the international community and the accepted norm of international relations. By visiting Taiwan and making provocative remarks, the U.S. lawmakers are merely putting on a grandstanding 'political show', which China firmly opposes. Those who claimed to 'make China pay the price' must first be prepared to pay the price themselves. To safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity, the Chinese People's Liberation Army has always dared to take action, dared to fight and fight to win."