Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the US: Ambassador Qin Gang Sternly Rejects the US Unreasonable Accusation on Chinese Military Countermeasures
2022/08/06 03:17

Q: On August 5, spokesperson of the White House National Security Council said, officials of the White House National Security Council summoned Chinese Ambassador Qin Gang on August 4 to condemn China’s military exercises around Taiwan. What is the Chinese side’s response?

A: On August 4, Ambassador Qin Gang sternly rejected the unreasonable accusations of the US side on Chinese military countermeasures when meeting with the officials of the White House National Security Council.

Ambassador Qin pointed out, despite China’s repeated and serious warnings in advance, the U.S. has had House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visit Taiwan. This has seriously undermined peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and China-U.S. relations. The cause, consequences and merits of the incident are crystal clear. The U.S. side must bear full responsibility for the current situation. Over 160 countries and international organizations, including ASEAN countries and other regional countries, have criticized Pelosi’s visit, and reiterated their commitment to the one-China principle. The U.S. accusation that China is escalating the tension is completely groundless and false. Facts have proved that the U.S. is the troublemaker for peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait and the region.

Ambassador Qin stressed, the military countermeasures taken by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in the waters around the Taiwan Island are necessary and legitimate measures to deter “Taiwan independence” separatist forces, and safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity. With prior warnings made about them, the Chinese side matches its words with actions.

Ambassador Qin said, the United States should earnestly honor its commitment of abiding by the one-China policy and not supporting “Taiwan independence”, and act immediately to rectify its mistakes and eliminate the grave impact of Pelosi’s visit. It should not take escalatory actions to further heighten the tension in the Taiwan Strait and China-U.S. relations.

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