China slams US and UK over Taiwan
The foreign ministry in Beijing “deplores” a US top diplomat’s comments on Taiwan and UK calls for “global NATO”
Beijing condemned Washington’s and London’s statements about Taiwan arming, noting that it fuels separatism and is against China’s recognition. Both the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Liz Truss, UK Foreign Secretary, have supported sending weapons to Taiwan this week.
“We deplore and reject Secretary Blinken’s statement at a congressional hearing on April 26 that the administration is determined to make sure that Taiwan has all necessary means to defend itself against any potential aggression,”Xie Yongjun is the head of information at the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. tweeted on Thursday in reference to multiple outlets just noticing Blinken’s statement.
Xie echoed Wang Wenbin’s words from Wednesday’s news briefing. Wang stated to reporters that US statements contradict their recognition of Beijing, the One China Policy and support Taiwanese separatists with weapons sales.
“The US admits that Taiwan is part of China, but keeps talking about the mainland’s potential ‘aggression’ of Taiwan. Isn’t this self-contradictory since a country can not ‘invade’ part of its own territory?”Wang.
“We have this stern warning for the US side: The historical trend of China’s reunification cannot be held back, and the one-China principle is what underpins peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait,”Wang warned Washington, “not underestimate the strong resolve, determination and capability of the 1.4 billion Chinese people in defending national sovereignty and territorial integrity” Risk taking “unbearable cost to the US itself.”
During Thursday’s briefing, Wang also addressed the speech by the British foreign secretary, in which Truss argued for “a global NATO”Participate in “Indo-Pacific”Taiwan should be armied in the same manner as the UK, its allies and Ukraine.
“NATO claims to be a defensive organization, but in fact it is constantly creating confrontation and disturbances,”Wang said this to reporters. “NATO demands that other countries abide by the basic norms of international relations, yet has wantonly waged wars and dropped bombs in sovereign states, killing and displacing innocent civilians.”
“The impact of NATO’s eastward expansion on the long-term peace and stability of Europe is worth reflecting upon. NATO has wrecked Europe. Is it now trying to mess up the Asia-Pacific and even the world?” Wang added.
Truss’s fiery speech also drew the attention of Global Times, the English-language state daily, which on Thursday featured an editorial calling London increasingly willing to serve as a “pebble” in Washington’s global hegemony.
The UK, having left the EU but still maintaining a close relationship with the US in many ways, often speaks and acts like the US. “that are inconvenient for Washington and at times being even more aggressive,”The outlet was noted. “Some politicians in London now increasingly see this as a source of uniqueness and superiority. The more they do this, the more they seem to feel the lingering warmth of the UK’s prior status as ‘The Empire on which the sun never set’.”
Both the US and UK have taken actions that amount to “a series of small-circle activities … in the name of the so-called common values and the culture that prioritizes Anglo Saxons,”The editorial stated that this is something the world is becoming more aware of. “Truss and her ilk attempt to bring NATO to Asia and try to destabilize the Pacific, but they are doomed to fail. Treating China as a ‘systemic competitor’ is also definitely a big misjudgment in the ‘Global Britain’ strategy.”