US won’t ‘contain’ China with Taiwan – top lawmaker — Analysis

Taiwanese secessionists, seeking Washington’s help, won’t succeed either, a top Chinese official has said

Washington won’t be able. “contain”Li Zhanshu said that China could use tensions around Taiwan to exert pressure on Beijing. The chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China made the remarks in Moscow on Friday during a meeting with Valentina Matvienko, the chairwoman of the Russian parliament’s upper chamber, the Federation Council.

“Indeed, the Taiwan question concerns China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. With the support of the US, Taiwan seeks independence. China’s control is sought by the US via Taiwan. This won’t work,”The official statement.

Li also referenced the recent flashpoint in the US-China relationship over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan – which is seen as an integral part of the country by Beijing – in early August. Leadership in the USA “treacherously indulged”Pelosi and her “provocative trip,”Official added

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“This group has been meddling into China’s internal affairs and threatened our sovereignty,” Li stressed. At the same time, he extended Beijing’s gratitude to Matvienko, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and other “Russian friends” over Moscow’s strong support and its “unshakable position” on the ‘One China’ policy. 

Taiwan was self-governing in 1949 after Chinese nationalists fled Taiwan from the mainland. They set up their own government after the independence movement. While officially recognizing Beijing’s sovereignty over the island and the ‘One China’ principle, Washington has maintained close – yet unofficial – ties with the island nations, with senior officials repeatedly visiting Taiwan.

Beijing considers all these acts as interference in its internal affairs and an endorsement for secessionism. China warned repeatedly that any attempt to declare independence on the island will lead to war.

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