The Chinese government has condemned the trip of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan in strong terms.
A statement on Tuesday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs described Taiwan as “China’s region”.
The government stressed that Pelosi’s trip was in disregard of China’s strong opposition and serious representations.
China called it a serious violation of the one-China principle and the provisions of the three China-U.S. joint communiqués.
“It has a severe impact on the political foundation of China-U.S. relations, and seriously infringes upon China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
China said the visit undermines peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and sends a wrong signal to the separatist forces for “Taiwan independence”.
The statement referred to the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2758 of 1971, reminding the U.S. that in 1979, the U.S.made a clear commitment in the China-U.S. Joint Communiqué on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations.
China recalled it was all along opposed to the visit to Taiwan by U.S. congressional members, and that the U.S. executive branch “has the responsibility to stop such visit”.
“Since Speaker Pelosi is the incumbent leader of the U.S. Congress, her visit to and activities in Taiwan, in whatever form and for whatever reason, is a major political provocation to upgrade U.S. official exchanges with Taiwan.
“No country, no forces and no individual should ever misestimate the firm resolve, strong will and great capability of the Chinese Government and people to defend state sovereignty and territorial integrity and to achieve national reunification and rejuvenation.”
China vowed to take all necessary measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity “in response to the U.S. Speaker’s visit”.
The Chinese government said the consequences of the trip must be borne by the U.S. side and the “Taiwan independence” separatist forces.”
The statement warned America to stop meddling in Taiwan and interfering in China’s internal affairs and stop conniving with “Taiwan independence” separatist forces.