International support for China's one-China policy grows

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International support for China's one-China policy grows

A general view shows diplomats taking part in the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers meeting on August 5, 2022 in Phnom Penh, the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting. AFP International support for China's response to the United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi'sPelosi's visit to Taiwan has poured in as increasing numbers of countries have reiterated their commitment to the one-China principle.

On the sideline of the just-concluded ASEAN-plus foreign ministers' meetings in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a series of bilateral talks with foreign ministers who told Wang that their countries firmly support China in safeguarding its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said that recent US provocations violated China's sovereignty, broke its own promises and aggravated cross-Straits tensions, fully exposing the hypocrisy and hegemonic behavior of the US side.

He said that Cambodia adheres to the one-China policy, Taiwan is an inalienable part of China, and his country supports China in safeguarding its legitimate rights and responding to the US provocations.

China has said that the one-China principle is the basis for all countries to have diplomatic relations with China. The US has distorted, obscured, and hollowed out the principle in recent years, and Pelosi's visit to Taiwan was a serious violation of this principle.

Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith said Laos are opposed to any attempt to create two Chinas or one China, one Taiwan, and will continue to stand with China and support it in safeguarding its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias told his Chinese counterpart that Greece and China share a shared position on safeguarding sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as upholding international order. Greece will always adhere to the one-China principle, and will never take any other option, he said.

Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said that his country has a clear and consistent commitment to the one-China policy and is opposed to Taiwan independence and any unilateral move to change the status quo.

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta reiterated their commitment to the one-China principle, as did Turkiye's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and New Zealand's Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta.

The Foreign Ministry said that governments and political parties in more than 160 countries and international organizations have spoken up in various ways to support China's position and reiterated their commitment to the one-China principle.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday that Pelosi's visit to Taiwan shows Washington's desire to prove its impunity and lawlessness.

At a news conference in Myanmar, a top Russian diplomat said he did not see any reason for the US to provoke China literally out of nowhere.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian criticized Pelosi's visit, saying that provocative moves by the US threaten international peace and stability.

In an interview with CGTN, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo to China, Francois Nkuna Balumuene said that the Taiwan question is totally China's internal affair.

Since the normalization of relations between the DRC and China 50 years ago, the African nation has adhered to the one-China principle, which should also be observed by all countries in the world. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Cuba's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it strongly opposed the US interference in China's internal affairs and condemned the US interference in China's internal affairs.