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Ambassador Zheng Zeguang Lodged Solemn Representations to the UK Side over the Joint Statement on the Question of Taiwan by the G7 and the EU
2022-08-06 20:15
Recently Ambassador Zheng Zeguang lodged solemn representations to the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office over the joint statement on the question of Taiwan by the G7 Foreign Ministers and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on August 3rd.

Ambassador Zheng pointed out that this statement confused right and wrong, blamed the righteous side and discredited China. The Chinese side firmly opposes and strongly condemns this joint statement.

Ambassador Zheng stressed that the US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to China’s Taiwan region seriously violated the one-China principle and the provisions of the three Sino-US joint communiqués, seriously contravened the basic norms governing international relations, seriously infringed on China’s sovereignty, and seriously undermined peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. Against the malicious provocation from the US side, the Chinese side has every right to take resolute and all the necessary measures to protect its national security and territorial integrity. The Chinese military drills in the waters and air around the Taiwan Island are a legitimate and necessary measure to uphold national sovereignty and territorial integrity. These measures are reasonable, lawful, justified and beyond reproach. It was the collusion and provocations by the US side and the “Taiwan independence” forces that directly led to the escalation of tensions in the Taiwan Strait. The US side and the Taiwan authorities must bear full responsibilities for their wrongdoing.

Ambassador Zheng emphasised that the one-China principle is a universally-recognised basic norm governing international relations and commands broad consensus in the international community. It is the political foundation for the relations between China and other countries. It is a red line that must not be crossed. The one-China principle has strict connotations, that is, there is but one China in the world, Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory, the government of the People’s Republic of China is the sole legal government representing the whole of China, and countries that have established diplomatic relations with China shall not have any form of official ties with Taiwan. No foreign country or international organisation should misinterpret or distort this principle.

Ambassador Zheng stressed further that China is always a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development and a defender of the international order. Meanwhile, no one should underestimate the great resolve, firm will and strong capability of the Chinese Government and people to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity and realise reunification of the country and rejuvenation of the nation.

Ambassador Zheng pointed out that in the Communiqué of the Governments of the People’s Republic of China and of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on an Exchange of Ambassadors issued on March 13th, 1972, the UK side explicitly acknowledges the position of the Chinese Government that Taiwan is a province of the People’s Republic of China and pledges to only maintain unofficial relations with Taiwan. This Communiqué constitutes the political foundation and premise for the establishment and development of the diplomatic relations between China and the UK. Hence the UK side must strictly abide by it. We hope that the UK side will honour its commitment, refuse to “play with fire” together with the US, refrain from sending officials or parliamentarians on visits to Taiwan, and refrain from engaging in any official interactions or military cooperation of any form with Taiwan, so as to prevent any setback of the China-UK relations.

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