A spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Hua Chunying, criticized comments on Taiwan made on Thursday by an unnamed US State Department official, saying they are a reflection of typical US arrogance and hegemonism. , reflects a note from the Xinhua agency.
According to media reports, the US official said China is using US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan to change the status quo between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait.
The official called the white man black and acted like a "thief shouting 'stop the thief,'" spokeswoman Hua Chunying said.
To make China's position clear, spokesperson Hua Chunying put four questions to the US side.
What is the status quo on the Taiwan question? In response to this first question, Hua said that it is crystal clear that both sides of the Taiwan Strait belong to the same China, and that Taiwan is part of China's territory.
Although the two sides have been politically at odds for a long time, China's sovereignty and territorial integrity have never been divided. This is the true status quo of the Taiwan issue, she added.
In answering the second question: who is generating the crisis between both sides of the Taiwan Strait? The Chinese spokeswoman pointed out that the United States has colluded with separatist forces in favor of "Taiwan independence" to carry out provocations and that this is the fundamental reason for the tensions between both sides of the Taiwan Strait.
In recent years, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities abandoned the 1992 Consensus, which embodies the one-China principle, and requested US support in seeking "Taiwan independence."
Meanwhile, the american partPursuing its strategic goal of containing China's development, it has constantly distorted, obscured, and hollowed out the one-China principle, increased its level of exchanges with Taiwan, and intensified arms sales to Taiwan.
Hua added that Pelosi's visit to Taiwan seriously violated the US government's commitments to China on the issue, as well as basic norms governing international relations, and infringed on China's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Defend sovereignty and territorial integrity
"Who is responsible for the tensions across the Taiwan Strait?" was Hua's third question. On this, she recalled that China repeatedly pointed out the seriousness of Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, and made it clear that the United States must bear full responsibility for any consequences of this.
Hua said that the US side undertook the provocations first, while China has been forced to act in self-defense. The Chinese Government has the right to do whatever it takes to firmly uphold its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The fourth question is: who is changing the status quo on the Taiwan question? In this regard, Hua said that the erroneous actions of the US side 25 years ago do not constitute a precedent to defend Pelosi's visit, and even less so that it becomes an excuse for the United States to repeat its mistake on the question of Taiwan.
Upholding the One China Principle
China will not allow the United States to further weaken, obscure and hollow out the one china principle gradually, and will never allow the US side to gradually change the status quo across the Taiwan Strait for any reason or excuse.
The current tensions between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait, as a result of Pelosi's visit to the island, are entirely the work of the United States, the spokeswoman said.
Hua added that if the US side really wants to maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, the most important point is to strictly abide by the one-China principle and the three China-US joint communiques, both in words and in the facts.