Reuters: US leader said when asked if the US would come to the defense of Taiwan that the US has a commitment to do so. The White House later said there is no change in US policy on Taiwan. Do you have any comment?
Wang Wenbin: Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory. The Taiwan question is purely China's internal affairs that allow no foreign interference. On issues that bear on China's sovereignty, territorial integrity and other core interests, no one shall expect China to make any compromise or trade-offs. No one should underestimate the resolve, the will and the ability of the Chinese people to defend their national sovereignty and territorial integrity. Do not stand on the opposite side of the 1.4 billion people. We urge the US to earnestly abide by the one-China principle and stipulations in the three China-US joint communiques, be prudent with its words and actions on the Taiwan question, and avoid sending wrong signals to the "Taiwan independence" separatist forces, lest it should seriously damage China-US relations and peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.
(Source: Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Regular Press Conference on Oct. 22, 2021)