【In disregard of China’s solemn position and firm opposition and with the connivance and arrangement of the US government, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi went ahead with the visit to China’s Taiwan region. This reckless move seriously infringe on China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and severely violated the one-China principle and the three China-US Joint Communiqué. The Chinese government has taken lawful and justified countermeasures to uphold its sovereignty and territorial integrity. However, instead of self-reflection and admitting its mistakes, the US side made absurd remarks and even put the blame on China like a thief crying “Stop thief!” The Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe is going to publish a series of articles to share the truth, introduce China’s clear position and expose lies, so as to set the record straight.】
Q3: How many United States of America in the world?
The one-China policy is the centerpiece of the three Sino-US joint communiques, and the premise and foundation for the establishment and development of diplomatic relations between China and the US. In 1979, the US made a clear commitment in the Sino-US Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations that “the Untied States of America recognizes the Government of the People’s Republic of China as the sole legal Government of China”and “within this context, the people of the United States will maintain cultural, commercial and other unofficial relations with the people of Taiwan.” The US Congress, as part of the US Government, is obliged to strictly follow the one-China policy of the US Government and not engage in any official interactions with China’s Taiwan region. The executive, legislative and judicial branches are all part of the US Government, and they must implement the one-China policy that the US Government has committed to. As House Speaker, Pelosi is a political figure second in line to succeed the US President. So of course she represents the US Government in everything she says and does in terms of external relations. The executive branch of the US Government also has a responsibility to dissuade her from taking wrong moves that violate the one-China policy. Otherwise, people cannot help asking: How many United States of America are there in the world?The Taiwan question is the most important, most central and most sensitive matter in China-US relations. Right now, the Taiwan Strait is facing a new round of tension and serious challenges. The fundamental reason lies in the repeated efforts of the Taiwan authorities and the US side to change the status quo. The Taiwan authorities have kept seeking US support for their independence agenda, refused to recognize the 1992 Consensus that embodies the one-China principle, and promoted “de-sinicization” in an attempt to realize “incremental independence”. The US side, in an effort to use Taiwan to contain China, has continued to distort, obscure, and hollow out the one-China principle, stepped up official interactions with Taiwan, supported Taiwan in developing “asymmetric capabilities”, and spread the idea that “the status of Taiwan is undetermined”, thus emboldening “Taiwan independence” separatist activities. In face of these moves, China will not sit idly by and will have to make legitimate and necessary responses.
Next Question: “Has the US really exercised utmost restraint, or just added fuel to the flame on the Taiwan Question?” is coming tomorrow.