China has called on the United States (US) to stop any official contacts with Taiwan, as well as negotiations on a formal trade and economic agreement between Washington and Taipei, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said.
In a press remarks, he added that Beijing is ready to take decisive measures to protect its sovereignty.
“There is only one China in the world, Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory, and the government of the People’s Republic of China is the only legitimate government representing all of China,” Wang Wenbin told reporters.
It is worth mentioing that, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that the United States (US) will not allow China to isolate Taiwan or prevent us from visiting it.
In press remarks, Pelosi added that China exploit its visit to Taiwan as a pretext for escalation in the region.
Two days ago, US President Joe Biden said he “is not worried” about China’s response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan last week.
In press remarks, Biden added that he does not believe matters will escalate to a greater extent between Washington and Beijing.
When the US president was asked by reporters if Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan was a mistake, he said the trip “was her decision.”
Earlier, US House Speaker said that her country will not allow China to isolate Taiwan.
Pelosi added, during a press conference in Tokyo, according to the American (Al-Hurra) channel, that Beijing rejected the United States’ invitation to allow Taiwan’s participation in the annual meeting of the World Health Organization.
“They will not isolate Taiwan by preventing us from going there,” she said, adding that the visit comes at a high level… We will not allow them to isolate Taiwan, and they do not have the decision to determine our movements”.
Pelosi reiterated that this tour is not aimed at changing the status quo here in Asia, or changing the status quo in Taiwan, explaining that this visit is related to the “Taiwan Relations Act” voted by Congress in 1979 and that governs relations between the United States and Taiwan as well as the policy between The United States and China.