Beijing lodges representations over G7 Taiwan remarks

BEIJING: Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Deng Li summoned the diplomatic envoys of G7 countries on Thursday to lodge solemn representations over a statement made by foreign ministers of the group’s member nations and the EU High Representative following U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to China’s Taiwan region.
“Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan is a blatant political manipulation and a flagrant and grave violation of China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Deng said, according to a foreign ministry statement. “Of course, China will certainly not hesitate to make a firm response.
It is natural for China to counter the U.S. and Taiwan’s provocation.
“Instead of dissuading and condemning the U.S.’s action of splitting China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, escalating tensions across the Taiwan Strait and using Taiwan to contain China, the European side even falsely stated in the statement that there was ‘no change in the respective one-China policies, where applicable.’”
Deng condemned the developments saying they “seriously violate the one-China principle and undermine the political foundation of bilateral relations.”
“Such an act of distorting facts and calling black white is nothing but an interference in China’s internal affairs, a blatant political provocation, and sending a seriously wrong signal to the ‘Taiwan independence’ separatist forces,” he said.
Deng stressed China is firmly opposed to the statement and lodged solemn representations and strong protests against it.
–The Daily Mail-CGTN news exchage item