Beijing, 27 August 2022 (TDI): Foreign Ministry of China’s Spokesperson, Zhao Lijian strongly denounced US Senator Marsha Blackburn’s visit to Taiwan. The Spokesperson urged the US Senator to stop sending wrong signals to secessionists.

He said, US lawmakers’ visit to China’s Taiwan region is a serious violation of the one-China principle and goes against the US commitment to maintaining only non-official ties with Taiwan.

Taiwan is an integral part of China’s territory since there is only one China in the entire world. The only legitimate government that represents all of China is the People’s Republic of China.

Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson stated that “We will not waver in opposing ‘Taiwan independence’ separatist activities and external interference.

We urge the relevant US politician to abide by the one-China principle and the three China-US joint communiqués, immediately stop all forms of official interactions with Taiwan and immediately stop sending wrong signals to “Taiwan independence” separatist forces.

China will continue to take strong measures to resolutely defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

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US Senator Marsha Blackburn’s visit to Taiwan

The United States Senator Marsha Blackburn, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, traveled to Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and other Pacific Island countries as well as Taiwan.

She talked with prominent government officials before arriving in Taiwan. She arrived in Taiwan to begin a three-day tour. The visit included discussions with senior Taiwanese government officials.

Blackburn’s visit is the third trip to Taiwan made by US members of Congress this month. Blackburn wrote in a tweet, “I just landed in Taiwan to send a message to Beijing.”

She said that China’s influence grows in the region. It is time to strengthen US ties with the Pacific Islands and make sure their operational and physical security is guaranteed.

On the other side, China’s Spokesperson also said that China will keep taking tough actions to tenaciously protect its national sovereignty and territorial integrity.