Certain countries are creating narrative trap over status quo across Taiwan Strait: FM spokesperson

2023-04-21 Editor : Mo Honge ECNS App Download

(ECNS) -- The notion of “opposing the use of force to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait”, uttered by certain individual countries, does not reflect the facts and reality on the Taiwan question. It is a narrative trap designed with a malign purpose, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin on Friday.

"What is the status quo in the Taiwan Strait? It is that both sides of the Strait belong to one and the same China. Taiwan is part of China's territory. China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity have never been divided," Wang said. 

And who is trying to change this status quo, he asked. Certainly not the mainland, but the "Taiwan independence" separatists who have been promoting "incremental independence", pushing for "de-sinicization," and seeking to create the false impression of "two Chinas" or "one China, one Taiwan", and the external forces who have been meddling in the Taiwan question by fudging and hollowing out the one-China principle, selling arms to Taiwan, and peddling the narrative of "Ukraine today, Taiwan tomorrow," he said. "They are the ones responsible for disrupting the status quo across the Taiwan Strait."

The spokesperson noted that "Taiwan independence" and cross-Strait peace and stability are as irreconcilable as fire and water. To keep the Taiwan Strait peaceful and stable, it is essential to unequivocally uphold the one-China principle and oppose "Taiwan independence" and foreign interference.

He stressed that those who talk about peace in the Taiwan Strait but refuse to oppose "Taiwan independence" are in effect conniving at and supporting separatist activities, which is bound to have a serious impact on cross-Strait peace and stability.

China firmly opposes it and will work together with the rest of the world to uphold the one-China principle, defend our sovereignty and territorial integrity, forestall any attempt to use the Taiwan question to contain China, and work for true peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, he added.


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