Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council. (File photo)
China firmly opposes of any form of official exchanges and contact between the United States and Taiwan, Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council said on Wednesday's press conference.
The remark comes after the opening of a new office complex of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Tuesday morning, attended by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Culture Affairs Marie Royce.
"The U.S. side should abide by the One-China Principle and regulation of the China-U.S. three Joint Communiqués so as to avoid damaging bilateral ties and maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait," said Ma.
The communiqués, signed in the 1970s and 1980s, clearly states that “there is but one China and Taiwan is a part of China.”
On Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry voiced opposition toward the move, urging the U.S. to correct its wrong practice and honor its pledge made to China on the Taiwan issue.