Source Title: Ministry of Foreign Affairs: urging the US side not to send any wrong signals to the “Taiwan independence” forces
Beijing, January 25 (Xinhua news agency, Ma Zhuoyan) – in response to the recent statement issued by the US State Department urging China to stop putting pressure on Taiwan, foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on the 25th that China’s position on the Taiwan issue is consistent and clear, urging the US side to handle Taiwan related issues carefully and properly and not to impose pressure on Taiwan independence; The forces sent out any wrong signals.
Zhao Lijian said at a regular press conference that day that there is only one China in the world, and Taiwan is an integral part of China’s territory. China’s determination to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity and resolutely oppose “Taiwan independence” and interference from external forces is unswerving.
He said that the root cause of the current tension and turbulence in cross-strait relations is the DPP authorities’ refusal to recognize the “1992 consensus” which embodies the one China principle, stepping up their links with external forces, and constantly carrying out the “independence” provocation. &”We are willing to carry out dialogue and consultation with all parties, groups and personages in Taiwan on cross-strait political issues and issues related to promoting the process of peaceful reunification of the motherland on the political basis of adhering to the 1992 consensus and opposing Taiwan independence. ”
&”We urge the US side to earnestly abide by the one China principle and the provisions of the three Sino US joint communiques, handle Taiwan related issues prudently and properly, and not send any wrong signals to the” Taiwan independence “forces, so as not to damage Sino US relations and peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. &”Zhao Lijian said.