PRC urged the US to respect the “one China” principle and commitments on the Taiwan issue
China urges the United States to abide by the “one China” principle and commitments on the Taiwan issue and immediately end any official contact with the island, the PRC embassy in Washington said in a statement.
Earlier, the head of the State Department, Anthony Blinken, said that the United States supports Taiwan’s broad participation in the UN system.
In his view, Taiwan has actively participated in UN agencies over the past 50 years, which is a testament to the importance that the international community attaches to its contribution.
“There is only one China in the world, and the PRC government is the only legitimate government representing all of China. Taiwan is an integral part of China’s territory … It should be noted that the UN is an intergovernmental international organization that can only be joined by sovereign states. Taiwan represent a serious political issue and not a problem of so-called “values”, the embassy said in a statement.
The diplomatic mission pointed out that 50 years ago, the United States tried to create in the UN “one China, one Taiwan” or “two China”, but this was unsuccessful, and today Washington openly supports the forces advocating “Taiwan independence”, challenging international law and the basic norms of international relations, including the principle of “one China”. “This is an absolutely vain effort that will never be crowned with success,” the embassy added.
The Chinese side calls on the United States to fulfill its obligations, adhere to the principle of “one China” and the provisions of the three joint US-China communiqués, as well as UN General Assembly Resolution 2758. “We call on the United States to immediately cease all official contacts with Taiwan, stop irresponsible and erroneous statements and take concrete action to maintain the general position in Sino-American relations, as well as peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, “the diplomatic mission said.
Earlier, American President Joe Biden said that the United States is ready to defend Taiwan in the event of a possible military aggression against it by Beijing. In response, the Chinese Foreign Ministry traditionally stated that Taiwan is part of the PRC, and the island’s issues are exclusively China’s internal affairs and do not tolerate any external interference, Beijing intends to resist any attempts of external interference in the Taiwan issue and to defend its territorial integrity.
Official relations between the central government of the PRC and its island province were interrupted in 1949 after the Kuomintang forces, led by Chiang Kai-shek, who had been defeated in the civil war with the Chinese Communist Party, moved to Taiwan. Business and informal contacts between the island and mainland China resumed in the late 1980s. Since the early 1990s, the parties began to contact through non-governmental organizations – the Beijing Association for the Development of Relations across the Taiwan Strait and the Taipei Strait Exchange Fund.