Chinese embassy urges U.S. to be careful what it says on Taiwan

According to the diplomat, in order to maintain good relations with Beijing, Washington should avoid false signals to separatist forces supporting “Taiwan independence”

The United States needs to be careful about what it says and does on Taiwan so that China is not hurt – American relations. Liu Pengyu, spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in the United States, told TASS about this.

This is how he commented on the words of Secretary of State Anthony Blinken about Washington's intention to provide Taiwan with everything necessary to protect against any potential aggression, including from China.

“We urge the US <…> avoid giving false signals to separatist forces supporting “Taiwan independence” so as not to cause serious damage to China-US relations and peace and stability on both sides of the Taiwan Strait,— said Liu Pengyu.

According to the diplomat, “the Taiwan issue” this is exclusively an internal affair of China, which does not allow outside interference. Liu Pengyu believes that the US authorities need to “conscientiously adhere to the principle of” one China “, and also not go beyond the three Sino-US communiqués.

Taiwan— an island in the South China Sea, about 150 km off the coast of China. In 1949, during the revolution, the territory declared secession from China, but Beijing considers it one of the Chinese provinces.

The United States does not have formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan, but also time sell him weapons. Officially, the United States, like Russia, supports the One China principle.

The situation in the South China Sea escalated in the summer of 2021. China has repeatedly accused the United States of having its warships enter waters that China considers its own. In addition, the Taiwan Ministry of Defense has repeatedly reported violations of the island's airspace by Chinese aircraft. In Beijing, in response, they stated that the planes were taking part in the exercises.

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Formerly, 15 April, Beijing announced it was conducting exercises off the island of Taiwan. They were provoked, according to the PRC Ministry of Defense, by “serious misleading signals” that the United States is sending to “Taiwanese separatists.” Prior to this, a delegation of six US congressmen arrived on the island to meet with Tsai Ing-wen, Reuters wrote. During the talks, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez said that Taiwan— “country of global importance” and its safety is important “for the whole world”.

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