|Wang Yi: The U.S. Side Makes Mistakes on the Taiwan Question in Three Aspects|
On August 7, 2022 local time, during his visit to Bangladesh, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in line with at the latest situation and pointing at the U.S.’ groundless arguments, stated that the U.S. side has made mistakes in three aspects regarding its House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's sneaky visit to China's Taiwan region.
First, the United States’ crudely interfered in China's internal affairs. In disregard of China's repeated advice and warnings, the U.S. side insisted on arranging the third highest-ranking official of the U.S. government to pay the so-called "visit" to China's Taiwan region. Taiwan is part of China, not a part of the US territory. The U.S. side itself has made public commitments on this. The U.S. side's act is therefore a serious violation of China's sovereignty.
Second, the United States connived at and supported the "Taiwan independence" forces. Any country safeguards the national unity and not allow separatist forces to act recklessly. The ruling Democratic Progressive Party in the Taiwan region has included the pursuit of "independence" in its party program, and in recent years, it has tried every possible means to push for incremental "Taiwan independence" and create the false impression of "two Chinas" or "one China, one Taiwan". By publicly emboldening and siding with the separatist forces, the U.S. House speaker has made herself an enemy of the Chinese people.
Third, the United States deliberately sabotaged peace across the Taiwan Strait. The typical U.S. playbook is to first create a problem, and then use that problem to achieve its own strategic objective. Signs show that the United States, by orchestrating Pelosi's sneaky visit to Taiwan, is trying to repeat its old tricks. The U.S. side is taking the opportunity to beef up its military deployment in the region, which deserves high vigilance and a resolute boycott from all sides.
Wang Yi said that China's firm stance and its legitimate, reasonable, lawful, necessary, open and proportionate measures are aimed at safeguarding China's sacred sovereignty and territorial integrity, stopping the United States' attempt to use Taiwan to contain China, shattering the Taiwan authorities' fantasy to pursue Taiwan independence by soliciting the support of the United States, and earnestly safeguarding peace across the Taiwan Strait and regional stability.
Wang Yi stressed that the principle of non-interference in internal affairs is the "golden rule" for state-to-state relations and the "magic tool" for developing countries to safeguard their sovereignty and security. We appreciate those countries for their understanding and support for China's position. As unilateral bullying acts happen from time to time in today's world, the international community should reach an even clearer consensus and speak even louder, so as to jointly uphold the basic norms governing international relations and international law, and safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of all developing countries.