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Spokesperson of Chinese Mission to the EU Speaks on a Question Concerning the Statement on Taiwan by G7 Foreign Ministers and the EU High Representative
2022-08-04 19:45

Q: On August 3, 2022, the G7 Foreign Ministers and the EU High Representative released a statement, saying that the actions China takes in response to Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan risk increasing tensions and destabilizing the region. They call on China not to unilaterally change the status quo by force in the region and to resolve cross-Strait differences by peaceful means. What's your comment?

A: What is evil? What is shameless? If anyone out there has no idea of what evil and shamelessness are, just take a look at the statement of foreign ministers of G7 and the European Union, which provides more than enough examples for both in the real world. Such is an act of unparalleled evil to gang up and double down on their wrongdoings. Such is an act of utterly shameless complicity to join the bully in calling white black. Why does the world suffer from so many wars, turmoil and instability? These evil and shameless doings explain it well.

What is “rules-based international order”? There is no such article in the UN Charter, but only clear provisions on the inviolability of national sovereignty and territorial integrity. Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory. Meddling in Taiwan affairs is a violation of China’s sovereignty. The so-called “rules-based international order," as mentioned in the statement by G7 and EU foreign ministers, reflects no more than a logic of gangsters that whatever evil they do, others must not fight back.

Why does the status quo across the Taiwan Strait run the risk of being changed? Hostile foreign forces and the separatist forces in Taiwan are the biggest culprit. They must take full responsibility. Even blaming and smearing China cannot cover up the ill intention of some to split Taiwan from China.

How has the situation across the Taiwan Strait come to this point? Who has threatened whom and who has provoked whom? It is China’s territorial integrity that is gravely threatened and China’s sovereignty seriously provoked. In the face of blatant provocation, the Chinese people will never swallow this bitter fruit. The Chinese government’s measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity are completely necessary and appropriate. This is a strong desire shared among the 1.4 billion Chinese people.

The statement of G7 and EU foreign ministers mentioned a “shared commitment to maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait”. What is it? What do they intend to do? Please note what follows the one-China policy in their statement: "where applicable". So here comes my question: where is it "inapplicable"? What do you plan to do? The Chinese people have long since seen through your actions of hollowing out the one-China policy and your conspiracy attempts. We will be extra vigilant and ready for the challenge.

More than a century ago, the Eight-Power Allied Forces invaded China. Today, the G7+1 has eight parties again. Is it wishful thinking to form new “Eight-Power Allied Forces”? Do you think China is still the China of the past? Do you believe you can still have it your way and do whatever you please? Gone are the days when the Chinese people were bullied and pushed around by foreign powers. Taiwan affairs are purely China’s internal affairs and are within the scope of China’s sovereignty. Today’s world is no longer in an era when Western powers can run amok as they please. On matters concerning Taiwan, it is up to 1.4 billion Chinese people to make the call.

Let me be serious and clear: we will not fight if they don’t fight us; we will fight back if they fight us. For any act in violation of China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the Chinese people will fight back twice as hard.

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