China hits back at US over Taiwan — Analysis
Beijing says it has “no room for compromise” on sovereignty and territorial integrity
Beijing pledged Monday to take all measures necessary to preserve its territorial integrity. Washington was urged not to comply. “underestimate”China’s determination.
This rebuke was delivered hours after US President Joe Biden had pledged to use military force to defend Taiwan. China regards Taiwan as an inalienable territory.
“The Taiwan issue is a purely internal affair for China,”Wang Wenbin, Foreign Ministry spokesperson, told reporters: “on issues touching on China’s core interests of sovereignty and territorial integrity, China has no room for compromise or concession.”
China has requested the US to “earnestly abide”The “One China”The policy under which both the US and other countries recognize China’s only China. It is led by Beijing. Chinese authorities will assume “resolute actions”The ministry spokesperson stated that this was done to safeguard its sovereignty and security interest.
“No one should underestimate the firm resolve, staunch will and strong ability of the Chinese people in defending national sovereignty,”He added.
Earlier on Monday, Joe Biden said Washington could intervene militarily in case of a conflict between China and Taiwan, calling it America’s “commitment.” The president insisted that the US abides by the ‘One China’ policy but that Beijing has “no jurisdiction”This would enable it to “go in”Taiwanese forces. Biden also criticized China’s increasingly assertive stance on Taiwan by accusing Beijing of “flirting with danger.”
Taiwan has accused China repeatedly of violating its defense zone with warships, military aircraft, and other weapons. Beijing regularly displayed its military might near the island by buzzing it with large-sized aircraft units and sending military vessels in.
The US does not have formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan but enjoys close military cooperation with the island, an issue that’s long been a thorn in the side of US-China relations.
Monday marks the first time in about a century that a US president’s first official trip to Asia does not include a visit to China.
Taiwan was self-governed in 1949 by the remnants from the former nationalist government, who fled to Taiwan following the end of civil war. But they never officially declared their independence from China.
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