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China calls Nancy Pelosi’s visit ‘political provocation’ to escalate official exchanges between US and Taiwan

Beijing, August 3: China called US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan on Tuesday a major political provocation to escalate official exchanges between the US and Taiwan, which China said it would never accept.

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the US side is “trying to use Taiwan to dominate China”, constantly distorting and hollowing out the one-China principle, strengthening official exchanges between the US and Taiwan, and striving for “Taiwan independence.” ‘, he said. separatist activity. Read more | “Stop using the Taiwan card to contain China,” China’s foreign ministry said of Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei.

“Her visit to Taiwan is a major political provocation to escalate official exchanges between the United States and Taiwan in any way or for any reason. We do not agree,” the foreign ministry said in a statement. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs lamented, “This is a very dangerous game of fire, and people who play with fire set themselves on fire.” Read more | The US delegation’s visit honors Taiwan’s commitment to democracy, said US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The ministry warned the United States that the US Congress should adhere strictly to the US government’s one-China policy and refrain from official exchanges with China’s Taiwan region.

China’s foreign ministry added that “China has always opposed US lawmakers’ visits to Taiwan, and US officials have a responsibility to block them.” US Representative Pelosi landed in Taiwan on Tuesday despite repeated security threats from Beijing.

China’s foreign ministry objected to Pelosi’s visit to Taipei, saying, “Pelosi visited Taiwan and China, ignoring China’s strong objections and solemn statements.”

“China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity have seriously undermined peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and sent a grave false signal to ‘Taiwan independence’ separatist forces,” the ministry said.

“The Taiwan issue is the most important and sensitive issue at the core of Sino-US relations. It’s a cumulative move.The United States will change the status quo,” China’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

Meanwhile, shortly after Pelosi’s landing in Taipei on Tuesday, she reaffirmed her country’s unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s democracy and said the visit would in no way contradict long-standing US policy towards the autonomous islands. rice field.

“Discussions with Taiwan’s leaders will focus on reaffirming our support for our partners and promoting common interests, including advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific region,” she added. .

Pelosi also expressed US solidarity with Taiwan’s 23 million people in the face of growing threats from China. “Our visit was one of several congressional delegations to Taiwan and in no way contradicted long-standing U.S. policy guided by the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, the U.S.-China Joint Communiqué, and the Six Guarantees. No. The United States continues to oppose unilateral efforts to change the status quo,” she added.

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