Japan announced today, Thursday, that five Chinese missiles had landed in its maritime zone, calling on Beijing to exercise prudence and restrain itself, according to media reports.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry had said that China’s countermeasures against US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan would be firm, strong and effective..
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement Thursday, according to the Chinese News Agency, that China will take all necessary measures to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity, noting that the US side and the separatist forces seeking the so-called “Taiwan independence” will bear all the consequences of this visit..
She noted that history testifies that the Taiwan issue was once the biggest obstacle to the normalization of relations between China and the United States, noting that this is because China firmly adheres to the one-China principle and makes no concessions or compromises on the Taiwan issue..
She noted that in 1971, the United States assured China of the new principles that it would follow regarding the Taiwan issue. These principles include: the United States recognizes that there is one China in the world and that Taiwan is part of China; The United States will not repeat the statement that Taiwan’s status is undetermined; And the United States did not support and will not support the movements seeking the so-called “Taiwan independence”, noting that those previously mentioned commitments made by the American side launched the process of normalizing relations between China and the United States..
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