Remarks by Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy on the US Statement on the Taiwan Question
2021/08/12

Question: On Aug 10, the US State Department Spokesman Ned Price said on Twitter that the US stands with its ally Lithuania and condemns the People's Republic of China's recent retaliatory actions recalling their ambassador in Vilnius and demanding Lithuania recall its ambassador in Beijing. The US supports its European partners as they develop ties with Taiwan. What is your response to that?

Answer: Lithuania's decision to allow the Taiwan authorities to open a "representative office" under the name of "Taiwan", and to develop official and substantive relations with the Taiwan authorities brazenly violates the spirit of the communiqué on the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Lithuania, seriously infringes upon China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and severely contravenes the one-China principle widely recognized by the international community. As a sovereign country, China has the right to and should make proper responses. The US is in no position to point fingers and make irresponsible remarks. We urge the US side to abide by the three Sino-US Joint Communiqués and the one-China principle, so as to uphold the political foundation of China-US relations.

The over 1.4 billion Chinese people will never allow any country to challenge China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. "Taiwan independence" is a dead end. Any attempt to support it and split China up is doomed to fail.

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