|Wang Yi: Resolutely Push Back the Blatant Provocation and Political Gamble by the United States|
On 4 August 2022 local time, on the sidelines of the series of foreign ministers' meetings on East Asian cooperation in Phnom Penh, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi further elaborated on China's position on the U.S. side's provocative behavior in violation of China's sovereignty.
Wang Yi said that the U.S. side has trampled on international law, breached its commitments to China, undermined peace across the Taiwan Strait, supported separatism and stoked bloc confrontation. What it did is a blatant provocation to the Chinese people and the peace-loving people of countries in the region and a political gamble that will inevitably bring malign effects.
Wang Yi said that Pelosi's stunt once again bankrupts the U.S. politics, diplomacy and credibility. It proves that the United States is the biggest destroyer of peace across the Taiwan Strait and the biggest troublemaker for regional stability. It attests to the confrontational and dangerous nature of the U.S. "Indo-Pacific strategy", and the U.S. hypocrisy and double standards on international rules. If China does not firmly resist such hysterical, irresponsible and irrational actions of the United States, the principle of respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity in international relations will be nothing more than a piece of paper; various separatists and extremist forces will get even more emboldened; and the hard-won peace and stability of the region will be seriously jeopardized.
Wang Yi stressed that this incident is orchestrated and provoked entirely by the U.S. side. The causes and the merits are crystal clear. The Chinese side has made maximum diplomatic efforts to avoid this crisis which is imposed on China. Nonetheless, we will never allow any damage to China's core interests and national rejuvenation; we will never sit idly by while the U.S. plays the "Taiwan card" to serve its domestic politics and the selfish ambitions of its politicians; and we will never condone any attempt to create tensions, stoke confrontation and instigate division in the region. The comprehensive measures taken by China now and in the future are necessary and timely counteractions for defense. Taken after cautious consideration and careful evaluation, these measures are aimed at safeguarding national sovereignty and security and consistent with international and domestic laws. They are a warning to the provocateurs and a safeguard for regional stability and peace across the Taiwan Strait. All parties should clearly recognize the causes and essence of the current crisis, jointly oppose the U.S.’ adventurism and provocations, continue to support China's legitimate position and measures, and jointly safeguard peace in the region and across the Taiwan Strait.