China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, Zheng Zigang, said on Wednesday he hoped the country would not follow the United States’ lead, and refrain from sending deputies to visit Taiwan.
Cheng pointed out at a press conference that any attempt by British representatives to imitate Pelosi or to help Taiwan defend itself, would be a serious violation of the one-China principle and the joint statement signed by London and Beijing in March 1972, Prensa Latina.
We urge the British to honor their commitments and not underestimate the extreme sensitivity surrounding the Taiwan issue, or follow in the footsteps of the United States and play with fire, because remember who plays with fire burns!
Tuesday, by Your account on the social network TwitterShe described the visit of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, as an irresponsible, provocative and dangerous act.
He said the visit violates the one-China principle and the provisions of the three Sino-US joint communiques.
Moreover, it violates China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and undermines peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits.
“There is only one China in the world, and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China,” Zheng Ziguang stressed.
He also warned that “all the consequences arising from this must be borne by the separatist forces on the American side and the ‘Taiwan independence’ side.”
After Pelosi’s arrival in Taiwan, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army announced major military exercises and training activities, including live-fire exercises in the sea areas around the island and in its airspace.