This picture shows Senior Colonel Wu Qian, a spokesman for China's Ministry of National Defense. CN The patrols and combat drills conducted by the People's Liberation Army around the Taiwan island are a stern deterrence to US-Taiwan collusion, the Defense Ministry said on Monday after a delegation of members of the United States Congress visited the island.
The visit, led by US Senator Ed Markey, seriously violated the one-China principle and three Chinese-US joint communiques and infringed on China's sovereignty and territory integrity. Senior Colonel WuQian, spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense, said in a statement that it was the US that undermines peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits.
He said that the inter-service joint patrol and combat exercises organized by the PLA's eastern theater command in the air and waters off the Taiwan island are a firm response and stern deterrence to the provocations and collusion between the US and Taiwan.
The spokesman for the theater command said the US and Taiwan continue to play political tricks. The troops of the theater command will take all necessary measures to safeguard national sovereignty and peace and stability across the Straits, he said.
The Defense Ministry spokesman Wu warned the US and Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party administration that efforts to contain China and the island's collusion with foreign forces are doomed to fail, and stressed that the Taiwan question allows for no foreign interference.
He said that any attempt to change China's reunification or ignores the will of the Chinese people will surely end in failure.
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He said that the PLA will thwart any attempt to 'Taiwan independence' or external interference in any form.