US ties with Taiwan region harm China-US military relations: Defense Spokesperson

China Military Online
Wang Xinjuan
2021-10-28 17:24:01

BEIJING, Oct. 28 -- "China strongly opposes any official contacts and military ties between the US and China's Taiwan region. Any attempt to obstruct national reunification and rejuvenation by slavishly soliciting and depending on foreign support is doomed to fail," said a Chinese defense spokesperson at a regular press conference on Thursday.

According to reports, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities of China's Taiwan region have repeatedly hyped up Taiwan's military ties with the US. Especially recently, Taiwan’s so-called “Army Commander” led a delegation to visit the US, during which they attended the annual meeting of the Association of the US Army and met the personnel from the US defense department and military.

"We have expressed serious concern and lodged solemn representations to the US side, urging the US side to make clarifications to China," said Senior Colonel Tan Kefei, a spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense.

Tan mentioned that, for some time, some Americans have violated the political commitment of the one-China principle, constantly played the "Taiwan card" , and sent extremely wrong signals to the "Taiwan independence" secessionist forces,which has resulted in a seriously negative impact on the relations between the two countries and two militaries, as well as the peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.

"If the US continues to stubbornly hold to the illusion of making an issue out of Taiwan so as to contain China, and attempts to substantially improve the military ties between the US and Taiwan region in the "salami-slicing" approach, China will resolutely take countermeasures and fight back," Tan said.

The historical task of complete reunification of our country must be and will be realized. The Chinese PLA will take all necessary measures to stop the interference by external forces and secessionist actions by the “Taiwan independence” force, and resolutely safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity, Tan stressed.


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