washington [US]BEIJING, March 30 (Xinhua) — The U.S. State Department’s chief deputy spokesman, Vedant Patel, said on Wednesday local time that the U.S. sees no reason for China to overreact to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s transit through the U.S. consistent with Washington’s longstanding policy.
Earlier, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council stated that China firmly opposes Tsai Ing-wen’s “transit” visit to the United States to meet with U.S. officials, and will resolutely counter this. CGTN report. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen began a 10-day visit to Central America on Wednesday that will include a stopover in the United States, CNN reported.
Responding to a question about China’s announcement that it would take countermeasures if the President of Taiwan meets the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Vedante Patel said, “I reiterate what I said above that the US transit is based on the long-standing practice of the US, Consistent with the unofficial nature of our approach to relations with Taiwan.
“There is no reason for countermeasures. There is no reason for Beijing to turn this transit, which is in line with longstanding U.S. policy, into an act of non-compliance or overreaction. As I have said before, we oppose any unilateral change in the status quo by either party. We do not Supporting Taiwan’s independence, we continue to look forward to resolving cross-Strait differences through peaceful means,” he further added.
Vedante Patel opened the news conference by saying that Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen will transit New York in the next few days on her way to Central America. He said that Taiwan also confirmed that Tsai Ing-wen will stop in the United States on her way back to Taiwan via Los Angeles next week.
“Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen will transit New York to Central America in the next few days. Taiwan also confirmed that President Tsai will transit the US again next week when she returns to Taiwan via Los Angeles,” Vedant Patel said.
He further said, “Taiwan authorities’ high-level transits are not visits. They are private and unofficial, not new. Taiwan’s presidents have all transited through the United States. President Tsai has transited through the United States six times since she took office in 2016. This will be her seventh time transit.
Vedante Patel stressed that the crossings were in line with long-standing U.S. practice, adding that Washington’s “one China” policy remained unchanged. He said that the United States’ Taiwan policy and high-level transit policy have always been consistent, and it has long adhered to the “one China policy” guided by the “Taiwan Relations Act”, the three US-China joint communiqués and the six guarantees.
“These transits have been consistent with longstanding U.S. practice, with the unofficial nature of our relationship with Taiwan, and with the U.S. ‘One China’ policy, which has remained unchanged.
Patel said at the press conference, “The United States opposes any unilateral change of the status quo by any party, does not support ‘Taiwan independence’, and looks forward to peaceful resolution of cross-strait differences.”
Zhu Fenglian’s remarks were in response to reports that Taiwan’s president plans to stop in the United States and is expected to meet with the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy. According to China Global Television Network, Zhu said Tsai Ing-wen’s contact with McCarthy was another provocative act that seriously violated the one-China principle.
Meanwhile, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Mao Ning said at a news conference on Wednesday, “China firmly opposes any form of official exchanges between the United States and the Taiwan region. We firmly oppose any visits by leaders of the Taiwan authorities to the United States.” Name or by any excuse. “
According to a statement issued by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mao Ning further stated, “We firmly oppose any form of contact between the US and the Taiwan authorities, which violates the one-China principle. China has repeatedly protested to the US.” stopover. ”
Last year, China launched multiple missiles and conducted military exercises around Taiwan after then-U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan. Her visit has also strained bilateral relations between the United States and China. (Arnie)
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