The Chinese Embassy in Washington said in a statement to Sputnik on Monday that it expresses strong dissatisfaction and opposition to President Joe Biden's continued statements that the United States would defend Taiwan from Chinese forces
WASHINGTON (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 19th September, 2022) The Chinese Embassy in Washington said in a statement to Sputnik on Monday that it expresses strong dissatisfaction and opposition to President Joe Biden's continued statements that the United States would defend Taiwan from Chinese forces.
"China expresses strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to the remarks by the US side. The US president has made such remarks several times and every time the administration would clarify that there is no change in its policy on Taiwan," Chinese Embassy spokesperson Liu Pengyu said.
Matters concerning Taiwan are purely China's internal affair that requires no foreign interference, Liu said.
China has no room for compromise or concession regarding issues concerning its sovereignty and territorial integrity, Liu said.
Beijing urges Washington to keep its commitments and abide by the One-China principle as well as the three Sino-US joint communiques that are the basis of bilateral relations, Liu said.
Beijing also urges Washington to honor its commitment of not supporting "Taiwan independence" as well as avoid sending any wrong signal to Taiwan's separatist forces in order to avoid seriously undermining US-China relations and peace across the Taiwan Strait, Liu added.
Biden said during the interview on Sunday that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping agree with the One China policy. However, Biden also said Taiwan forms its own opinion with respect to pursuing independence but the United States is not encouraging it to be independent.
CBS News followed up on the interview and asked the White House about Biden's remarks regarding defending Taiwan. The White House replied by saying again that the United States' policy on Taiwan has not changed.
On Friday, CNN correspondent Ana Cabrera reported citing CIA Deputy Director David Cohen, that Xi allegedly told the Chinese military he wants Beijing to have the capability to take control of Taiwan by 2027.