‘A SERIOUS VIOLATION’: China Releases Lengthy Statement About Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit
The Speaker has landed –and China is not happy.
According to a report from Fox News, The People’s Republic of China released a lengthy statement Tuesday condemning Pelosi’s arrival to the island of Taiwan.
“China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs published the statement, in which the Chinese government accuses Pelosi, D-Calif., of undermining U.S.-China relations and encouraging the ‘separatist forces for Taiwan independence,’” Fox News reports.
“This is 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,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote. “There is but one China in the world, Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory, and the Government of the People’s Republic of China is the sole legal government representing the whole of China.”
“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. China absolutely does not accept this, and the Chinese people absolutely reject this,” the ministry wrote.