One-China principle is the foundation of Sino-Australian relations: Chinese Embassy

BYYasir Rehman


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Chinese Embassy in Australia has reminded the Australian government that one-China principle is the important precondition and political foundation for the establishment and development of diplomatic relations between China and Australia.

Reacting on the statements of Foreign Minister Penny Wong and other Australian leaders, Chinese Embassy in Canberra said that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory.

The Chinese military drills in the waters off the Taiwan Island are a necessary and legitimate measure to uphold its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and a necessary and legitimate countermeasure against the ‘Taiwan independence’ separatist forces and foreign interference”, Embassy said in a statement issued late on Friday.

“They are a warning to the provocateurs and also aimed at protecting regional stability and peace in the Taiwan Strait”.

Citing the Joint Communique’ of 1972, the statement reads that Australia’s commitment to one China principle is clear in both concept and content.

“We hope the Australian sidecould get a clear understanding of the cause and nature of the current crisis, show its respect to the facts and abide by its solemn commitment to the one China principle in both word and deed.

The statement said that causes of the tensions across the Taiwan Strait are very clear, so are the merits. The US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi brazenly went ahead with her visit to China’s Taiwan region in disregard of China’s strong opposition and solemn representations, seriously violated the one-China principle, maliciously infringed on China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and gravely undermined peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.

“Her visit has sent a serious wrong signal to the separatist forces for ‘Taiwan independence’, directly leading to the escalation of the tensions across the Taiwan Strait”.

Embassy reiterated the firm commitment of the more than 1.4 billion Chinese people to resolutely safeguard state sovereignty and territorial integrity.

It is the common aspiration and sacred responsibility of all Chinese around the world to realize the complete reunification of the motherland.

The Chinese government has taken all actions to curb the continued development of ‘Taiwan independence’ forces and separatist activities for safeguarding China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

China appreciates the Australian government’s commitment to the one-China principle.

China always respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Australia. Taiwan question is a major issue concerning China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

We hope the Australia side continues abiding by the one-China principle in practice and shows its understanding and support on Taiwan question with just standing.

Chinese Embassy lamented that some Australian media’s views on Taiwan’s history reflect their lack of basic common sense and are inconsistent with the one-China principle committed by the Australian Government.

“We hope that the people concerned could abandon their pride and prejudice, and take an objective and impartial view on the relevant history, and refrain from releasing false information misleading the public”, statement concluded.

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