BEIJING - A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Friday that the context and events that led to the tensions in the Taiwan Strait are crystal-clear. The US is the unprovoked provocateur and creator of the crisis.
The speech was made by Spokesperson Hua Chunying at a daily press briefing. The current situation is caused by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other US politicians, Hua said.
Hua said that the Taiwan question is not about democracy, but rather a major issue of principle about China's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
If the US government and people don't allow this to happen, if an American state wants to separate itself from the US and claims to be an independent country and a foreign country provides weapons and political support to this state? Hua asked the US side to put itself in others' shoes.
Pelosi's visit to Taiwan is a violation of the One-China principle. It tramples on basic norms in international relations. It seriously undermines China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Hua said that China has done everything diplomatically possible.
The spokesperson pointed out that China acted in legitimate self-defense only after the US made this egregious provocation. China's countermeasures are necessary as a warning to the provocateurs and as a step to uphold the country's sovereignty and security.
The US and its sidekicks accuse China of overreacting. Why don't they try to dissuade Pelosi early on when they really care about regional peace and stability? The spokesman said something.
She stated that China's countermeasures are justified, necessary and proportionate, and there is nothing excessive about them. The US should assume the entire responsibility for the crisis, as the provocateur and the one that caused the crisis.