Statement by the Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in Fiji on the Erroneous and Provocative Remarks made by Taipei Trade Office in Fiji
2022-08-07 09:38

On August 6, 2022, the so-called representative of the Taipei Trade Office in Fiji made extremely erroneous and provocative remarks on The Fiji Times, which confounded black and white, blamed the innocent party, and distorted the history, violating the one-China principle and the basic norms governing international relations. The Chinese Embassy in Fiji firmly opposes and sternly condemns this.

The context and the events that led to the current tensions in the Taiwan Strait are crystal-clear. The US and Taiwan authorities are the unprovoked provocateurs and creators of the crisis. China had repeatedly warned the US through various channels of the grave nature and severe harm of Pelosi’s visit. However, the US turned a deaf ear to all of those and just let the visit happen. On such an issue concerning China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, China’s countermeasures are justified, necessary and proportionate, and there is nothing excessive about them. China’s measures are also about staunchly safeguarding regional peace and stability, and firmly upholding the principle of non-interference in other countries' internal affairs and other international laws and basic norms in international relations.

Taiwan has never been a country. Both historically and legally, Taiwan has always been a province of China. A number of international legal instruments including the Cairo Declarationin 1943 and the Potsdam Proclamation in 1945 have affirmed China’s sovereignty over Taiwan in clear-cut terms. There is but one China in the world, Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory, and the Government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legal government representing the whole of China. This has been clearly recognized by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2758 of 1971. Although Taiwan hasn’t reunited with China’s mainland, China’s sovereignty and territory have never been divided, and the fact that the two sides across the Taiwan Straits belong to one and the same China has never been changed. 

The future of Taiwan lies in the complete reunification of China. Any attempt by the Taiwan authorities to rely on the US to seek "Taiwan independence" is doomed to failure. A handful of die-hard "Taiwan independence" elements that have recklessly carried out separatist activities are historical sinners, and will be punished ruthlessly. To uphold the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China is the firm will of the 1.4 billion Chinese people. China will absolutely not tolerate any "Taiwan independence" moves that aim to separate the country under any name or by any means. Anyone who would attempt to do so will find themselves on a collision course with a great wall of steel forged by over 1.4 billion Chinese people.