Taiwan an inalienable part of China: Spokesperson

BEIJING, November 16 ((INP): There is only one China in the world, and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China. The Central People’s Government of the PRC is the sole legitimate government representing China.
This was stated by the spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Wang Wenbin while commenting on US Secretary of State Pompeo’s recent interview in which he said that Taiwan has not been a part of China.

The spokesperson said, ” This is an objective fact and a basic norm governing international relations. Taiwan was once occupied by Japan, but the 1943 Cairo Declaration and the 1945 Potsdam Declaration clearly stipulate that the Chinese territory occupied by Japan, like Taiwan, shall be returned to China. Resolution 2758 adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1971 also reaffirmed the one-China principle. It is based on the one-China principle that China has formally established diplomatic ties with 180 countries worldwide.

The one-China principle is the political underpinning of China-US relations. As per the 1979 Joint Communiqué on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the People’s Republic of China and the United States of America, the United States recognizes the Government of the People’s Republic of China as the sole legal Government of China.

This serves as the basis for China and the US to recognize each other and to establish diplomatic relations. Within this context, the people of the United States will maintain cultural, commercial, and other unofficial relations with the people of Taiwan.

For Pompeo, compared with his own political interests, the fundamental interests of the Chinese and American people are just nothing. He is only interested in making up one lie after another to confound right and wrong, confuse the public, and torpedo China-US relations and peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.

His ugly and malicious intentions have been laid bare for all to despise.

Pompeo should know that China will resolutely fight back against all attempts that undermine China’s core interests and interfere in China’s internal affairs. Nothing will stop the historical trend of China’s reunification.

We urge the US to strictly abide by the one-China principle and the three China-US joint communiques, stop any form of official contacts and military links with Taiwan, stop doing or saying anything detrimental to peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and China-US relations, and promptly halt its steps down the wrong and dangerous path.”