“Wang Yi gave a comprehensive presentation of China’s sound position on the Taiwan issue and commended Russia for first reaffirming its firm support for the One China principle and opposing any action that violates China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the statement said. on Saturday, August 6, on the website of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In addition, the Chinese Foreign Minister said that China and the Russian Federation should guide the countries of the region to achieve true common and sustainable security, and not confrontation.
Earlier in the day, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said that modern China will not tolerate interference and manipulation by other states. According to her, “the current world is no longer the same when the imperialist powers could saber rattling on Chinese lands and do whatever they please.”
The Chinese authorities announced the termination of joint work and the cancellation of a number of cooperation mechanisms with the United States due to the visit of the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress Nancy Pelosi to Taipei this week. Sanctions were also imposed against Pelosi and her family.
On August 4, Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council of China, said that the Taiwan issue is not a regional issue and is on the internal political agenda of the People’s Republic of China.
According to him, Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to Taiwan should be considered an unceremonious provocation, and not an act of support for “democratic freedoms.”
The Chinese side reacted negatively to Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. So, on Wednesday, August 3, Chinese Ambassador to France Liu Shaye accused the United States of increasing tension in the region.
Earlier, on August 4, China Central Television reported that Chinese troops began large-scale live-fire exercises around Taiwan.
Taiwan’s Defense Ministry condemned China’s exercises. The department called their goal the psychological intimidation of citizens.
Pelosi arrived on the island on August 2. She called her visit to Taiwan a testament to the US commitment to supporting Taiwanese democracy. Pelosi’s visit was the first official visit to Taiwan by a speaker of the US House of Representatives in 25 years.
Official relations between the PRC government and its island province were interrupted in 1949, when the Kuomintang forces, led by Chiang Kai-shek, who lost in the civil war with the Communist Party of China, moved to Taiwan. Contact between the island and mainland China resumed in the late 1980s. The US openly supports the Taiwan authorities.