Violation of Joint Communiques and Interference in China’s Affairs:
China has vehemently expressed its opposition to the United States’ recent delivery of missiles to the Taiwan region. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning emphasized that this action by the US is not only wrong but also dangerous. She further stated that the supply of arms to Taiwan is a serious violation of the provisions outlined in the three China-US joint communiques, particularly the August 17 Communique of 1982. The move is seen as interference in China’s internal affairs, compromising its sovereignty, security interests, and undermining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.
US Arms Aid to Taiwan Commences, Alarming China:
Reports indicate that the US has begun providing weapons aid worth $500 million to Taiwan under the Presidential Drawdown Authority. The first shipment, consisting of Stinger surface-to-air missiles, has arrived. This development raises serious concerns for China, as it perceives the arms aid as a direct threat to its national interests. The supply of weaponry not only escalates tensions but also signifies the US’ intent to utilize Taiwan as a means to contain China. Such actions are met with strong opposition from the Chinese government and its people.
Firm Warnings and Call for Ceasing Military Contact:
Spokeswoman Mao issued a firm warning to the United States, urging them to cease military contact with Taiwan and refrain from creating circumstances that could escalate tensions in the Taiwan Strait. She called upon the US to discontinue its support for the “Taiwan independence” separatist forces and stressed the Chinese people’s rejection of these actions. Additionally, Mao cautioned the Democratic Progressive Party authorities against pursuing “Taiwan independence” using foreign support, including weapons from the US, as it would lead to a dead end.