Beijing rejects Taiwan president’s statement

BEIJING, 29 March. China strongly opposes Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s planned “transit” visit to the United States to meet with US officials and will take strong countermeasures if that happens, the officials said.

At a press conference, State Council Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman Zhu Fenglian commented on the 66-year-old Cai’s visit to Central America, but he is expected to stop in the US, he told Telesur.

Reports claim that Tsai may meet US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in California after she returns from Guatemala and Belize at the end of her trip. Tsai will make his first stop in New York before flying to Central America.

After condemning President Cai’s “transit” through the US to Central America, China’s foreign ministry on Wednesday accused the US of “creating” problems by “supporting the separatists.”

“The true intention of the US regional leader is to advocate for ‘Taiwan independence,'” said Mao Ning, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman.

“Mistakes of the past cannot justify today’s mistakes. It is not China that is overreacting, but the United States is colluding with and supporting the separatists to create problems,” Mao said.

“China strongly opposes any form of official contact between the US and Taiwan, and oppose any form contacts between US authorities. and the DPP, which violates the One China principle,” the spokesman said, referring to Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party.

On the other hand, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez this Wednesday traveled to China, a country to which the Spanish executive attaches great importance. On Friday, the president will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss an agenda that includes testing the Asian giant’s desire to promote peace in Ukraine.

Last week, the Spanish president said there were “interesting points” in China’s proposal for the conflict in Ukraine, although for now he does not consider it a “peace plan” but rather “a position that China considers necessary for peace.” “

From Moncloa, the 12 points approved by China are believed to represent a positive move, including references to territorial integrity as well as renunciation of the use – or mere threat – of nuclear weapons. In the case of Spain, its alliance with Ukraine is solid, and it rejects approaches that equalize Russia and Ukraine, which Madrid considers the aggressor and the victim, respectively.

Thus, Sanchez completes two weeks of intensive international agenda after his participation in the last European Council in Brussels and in the Ibero-American Summit, which took place in Santo Domingo at the end of last week.

After Sanchez’s arrival, other European leaders will also visit China. Next week it will be French President Emmanuel Macron’s turn, after which European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs will travel to the Asian country. , Josep Borrell, added Telesur in another post.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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