China urges US to honor commitment to one-China principle

China urges US to honor commitment to one-China principle

Wang Wenbin, a spokesman for China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, speaks at a regular press conference on September 28, 2022. PHOTO FOREIGN MINISTRY. CHINA BEIJING China's foreign ministry on Wednesday urged the United States to honor its commitment to the one-China principle in a simple and straightforward way.

Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin reiterated the call at a daily media briefing while commenting on US Vice President Kamala Harris' comments earlier in the day that Washington would continue to deepen its unofficial ties with Taiwan.

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He said that China is undermining key elements of the international rules-based order during her visit to Japan, and that the US itself is the destroyer of international order.

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in spite of China's four-month long dissuasion, visited Taiwan in August and referred to Taiwan as a country that seriously violates China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, hurts China-US relations and undermines peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits.

He said the one-China principle is a dominant consensus of the international community and a basic norm governing international relations, and it is also the political foundation for the establishment and development of diplomatic ties between Beijing and Washington.

The US acknowledged in the three Chinese-US joint communiques that there is but one China and Taiwan is part of China, and recognized the government of the People's Republic of China as the sole legal government of China, Wang said.

The US side has stated clearly that it has no intention of infringing on Chinese sovereignty and territorial integrity, or interfering in China's internal affairs, or pursuing a policy of two Chinas or one China, one Taiwan he pointed out.

If the US side doesn't honor its own commitments, how is it qualified to talk about rules? It will only become a destroyer of international rules. He urged Washington to respect its commitments, return to the three China-US joint communiques and the one-China principle in their true and original forms, and reiterate its commitment to the one-China principle in the simple and straightforward way, and state its opposition to all Taiwan independence'' separatist activities with absolute clarity.