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Chinese envoy summoned says US takes full responsibility for Taiwan tensions – Embassy

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – China’s ambassador to the United States, Qin Gang, told U.S. officials when he was subpoenaed by the White House over Beijing’s military exercises near Taiwan, a spokesman for the Chinese embassy said he was responsible for tensions between China and the U.S. Said to be completely in the United States. said in Washington.

Hata was summoned to the White House on Thursday by the Biden administration’s National Security Council team.

“Ambassador Qin pointed out that the United States allowed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to visit Taiwan despite China’s repeated and serious warnings in advance,” a spokesperson said on Friday. “This seriously undermines the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait and Sino-US relations. The causes, consequences and benefits of this incident are obvious. The US side should bear full responsibility for the current situation.” “

The Chinese ambassador strongly denied U.S. unwarranted accusations that the Chinese government was escalating tensions by implementing military countermeasures around Taiwan, a spokesperson said.

“More than 160 countries and international organizations, including ASEAN countries and other regional countries, have criticized Pelosi’s visit. [to Taiwan] He reiterated his commitment to the One China Principle. The US accusations that China is escalating tensions are completely baseless and false. Facts prove that the United States is a troublemaker for peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and the region,” the spokesman said.

The ambassador also stressed to US officials that Beijing’s countermeasures around Taiwan were “necessary and legitimate” to deter separatist forces, the spokesperson said.

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“Ambassador Qin said that the military countermeasures taken by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in the waters around Taiwan Island are necessary and justifiable measures to deter the ‘Taiwan independence’ separatist forces and protect national sovereignty and territorial integrity. “The Chinese side is matching their words and actions, with advance warning about them,” the spokesperson said.

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command said on Friday that military exercises off the coast of Taiwan are continuing as planned.

The People’s Liberation Army launched major military exercises in six waters and airspace near Taiwan on Thursday, following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s August 2-3 visit to the island. The training will continue until Sunday.

Additionally, China has sanctioned two Taiwanese foundations for their separatist activities and has suspended the export of natural sand to Taiwan and the import of citrus fruits and some fish products. China’s foreign ministry said Washington and Taipei have yet to face the negative consequences of US House of Representatives Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.

A spokesperson for the embassy said the gang told U.S. officials that the U.S. should respect its obligations, abide by its commitment to the one-China policy, correct its mistakes, and act to eliminate the consequences of Perosis’ visit to Taiwan. He said he emphasized that he should wake up.

“Ambassador Qin said that the United States seriously respects its commitment to abide by its one-China policy and not support Taiwan’s independence, and will act immediately to correct the wrongs and eliminate the grave consequences of Mrs Pelosi’s visit. We should,” a spokesperson said. “We should not take escalating actions that further escalate tensions in the Taiwan Strait and China-US relations,” he said.

China’s foreign ministry said on Friday that Pelosi’s provocative visit to Taiwan had severely damaged the “one China” principle and endangered peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, and that China would not allow Pelosi and her close relatives to He said he would impose sanctions.

In addition, China also decided to suspend talks on climate change with the United States and halt cooperation on repatriating illegal immigrants, crime and legal aid, and fighting cross-border crime and drug trafficking. said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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On Tuesday, Pelosi led a US delegation to Taipei on a tour to several Asian countries despite repeated warnings from China. Pelosi is the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Taiwan in 25 years. The Biden administration said the United States did not officially recognize Taiwan’s independence.



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