BEIJING - China urges relevant US officials to earnestly abide by the one-China principle and the provisions of the three China-US joint communiques and prudently handle Taiwan-related issues, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on Thursday.
US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reportedly said that China cannot tell him where he can go at any time or place when responding to a question from reporters about his potential trip to Taiwan this spring.
The US side should deliver on US leaders' commitment of not supporting "Taiwan independence," stop all forms of official interaction and military contact with Taiwan, stop meddling in the Taiwan question, and stop creating new factors that could lead to tensions in the Taiwan Straits, said the spokesperson
In response to McCarthy's remarks, spokesperson Mao Ning told a daily press briefing that China urges relevant people in the United States to credibly abide by the one-China principle and the stipulations of the three China-US joint communiques, observe the basic norms in international relations, and handle Taiwan-related issues prudently and properly.
The spokesperson also urged them to stop interfering in China's internal affairs and refrain from doing things that could undermine China-US relations or peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits.
ALSO READ: Sino-US ties should be based on mutual respect
"China will continue safeguarding its sovereignty and territorial integrity," she said.
When asked for comments about the meeting between Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen and Phil Davidson, former head of US Indo-Pacific Command, earlier Thursday, Mao reiterated China's position on the Taiwan question.
"Taiwan is an inalienable part of China," Mao said, noting that resolving the Taiwan question is a matter for the Chinese and must be decided by the Chinese.
Mao pointed out that the tensions across the Taiwan Strait are caused by the Democratic Progressive Party authorities, which have kept soliciting US support for "Taiwan independence" and some people in the United States who intend to use Taiwan to contain China.
READ MORE: 'Taiwan independence', peace are irreconcilable, says spokesman
The US side should deliver on US leaders' commitment of not supporting "Taiwan independence," stop all forms of official interaction and military contact with Taiwan, stop meddling in the Taiwan question, and stop creating new factors that could lead to tensions in the Taiwan Straits, said the spokesperson.
Standing with grandeur
Securing a new lease of life
Britain agrees to join trans-Pacific trade pact
Model mulled for medical needs of HK residents in GBA cities
Japan imposes record fine on power companies over cartels
Copyright 1995 - 2023. All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily. Without written authorization from China Daily, such content shall not be republished or used in any form.
HONG KONG NEWS