Chinese defense spokesperson slams US senators' visit to Taiwan region

Source:Ministry of National Defense Editor:Li Wei 2021-06-09 08:17:45

BEIJING, June 9 -- US senators' visit to Taiwan is to trade on the Taiwan question to make a political show, which is an abominable political provocation that challenges the one-China principle and aims to achieve the goal of containing China, said Senior Colonel Wu Qian, spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense, on Tuesday.

Wu made the remarks when asked about the Chinese military's comments on the visit of three U.S. senators to Taiwan region on June 6 by boarding a US Air Force C-17 transport plane. He slammed such irresponsible and dangerous move made by the US side, saying that it seriously violates the Resolution 2758 of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and the widely-recognized international consensus on one-China, and also severely breaches the one-China principle and the three joint communiqués between China and the United States.

What's more, it deeply hurts the fundamental interests of all the sons and daughters of the Chinese nation, including the compatriots in Taiwan region, Wu stressed.

China urges the United States to immediately stop any form of official exchanges or military contacts with Taiwan region, and refrain from sending any wrong signals to separatist elements advocating "Taiwan independence", said the spokesperson. Meanwhile, he condemned that the Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority disregards peace across the Taiwan Strait and the overall interests of the Chinese nation, warning that those who play with fire will only burn themselves.

"China must be and will be reunited. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) will resolutely defeat any attempt by the secessionists to separate Taiwan region from China, and safeguard national unity and territorial integrity at all costs", Wu stated.