Xinhua Commentary: U.S. grossly trampling on international law, basic norms governing international relations,

In disregard of China’s strong opposition and solemn representations, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi visited China’s Taiwan region this week, seriously violating the one-China principle and the provisions of the three China-U.S. joint communiques.

The move has also severely impacted on the political foundation of China-U.S. relations, seriously infringed upon China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, gravely undermined peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, and sent a seriously wrong signal to the separatist forces for ”Taiwan independence.”[…]

There is but one China in the world. Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory. The Government of the People’s Republic of China is the sole legal government representing the whole of China. The one-China principle is a commonly recognized basic norm governing international relations and a universal consensus of the international community, with an unshakable basis of international law.

The one-China principle is the prerequisite for forging China-U.S. diplomatic ties, as well as the political foundation of China-U.S. relations. The United States has made a solemn commitment to China on the Taiwan question. The China-U.S. Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations clearly stipulates that ”The United States of America recognizes the Government of the People’s Republic of China as the sole legal Government of China. Within this context, the people of the United States will maintain cultural, commercial, and other unofficial relations with the people of Taiwan.” Läs artikel