Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's Regular Press Conference on October 21, 2021
2021-10-22 20:07

Reuters: US leader said when asked if the US would come to the defense of Taiwan that the US has a commitment to do so. The White House later said there is no change in US policy on Taiwan. Do you have any comment?

Wang Wenbin: Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory. The Taiwan question is purely China's internal affairs that allow no foreign interference. On issues that bear on China's sovereignty, territorial integrity and other core interests, no one shall expect China to make any compromise or trade-offs. No one should underestimate the resolve, the will and the ability of the Chinese people to defend their national sovereignty and territorial integrity. Do not stand on the opposite side of the 1.4 billion people. We urge the US to earnestly abide by the one-China principle and stipulations in the three China-US joint communiques, be prudent with its words and actions on the Taiwan question, and avoid sending wrong signals to the "Taiwan independence" separatist forces, lest it should seriously damage China-US relations and peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.

Xinhua News Agency: Would you share more information on the Conference Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Lawful Seat of the PRC in the UN?

Wang Wenbin: This year marks the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the lawful seat of the China in the UN. Over the past 50 years, China has been upholding the banner of multilateralism, firmly defending the UN-centered international system, the international order underpinned by international law, and the central role of the UN in international affairs. For 50 years, China has deeply engaged in the cause of the UN, safeguarded world peace, promoted common development and continuously expanded cooperation with the UN.

With a view to reviewing the glorious journey of China has travelled with the UN, taking stock of valuable experiences of China's participation in global governance reform and development, and starting a new course of cooperation between China and the UN, China will host the Conference Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Lawful Seat of the PRC in the UN in Beijing on October 25, and President