China slams military ties between US, Taiwan: Defense Spokesperson

China Military Online
Wang Xinjuan
2021-09-30 17:22:46

BEIING, Sept. 30 -- The US playing up the military ties between the US and Taiwan island in its National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 is blatant playing with fire, said a Chinese defense spokesperson at a regular press conference on Thursday.

Senior Colonel Wu Qian, spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense, made the remarks when being asked to comment on the US Act lately approved by the US House of Representatives.

According to media report, the US Act claimed self-righteously that the Chinese mainland's "threat of military force against Taiwan" is contrary to the expectation of the peaceful resolution of the Taiwan question, and the US should continue to provide support to "enhance the defense of Taiwan", including inviting Taiwan to the Rim of the Pacific exercise.

"The US Act clings to the Cold War mentality, makes groundless hype about the so-called "China threat", and grossly interferes in China's internal affairs. China is firmly opposed to it," said Wu, adding that whenever budget and appropriation come into question, some American politicians will make a big fuss over China and exaggerate the non-existent "China threat", which is an extremely irresponsible and dangerous move.

Wu also pointed out that the Taiwan question is China’s internal affair and concerns China’s core interests and brooks no foreign interference. The Chinese people cherish China’s sovereign and territorial integrity like they cherish their eyes, and they allow no sand in the eyes. "If anyone dares to challenge China's bottom line on the Taiwan question, the Chinese PLA will never agree with it and will resolutely defend China's sovereign and territorial integrity," Wu stressed.


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