China strongly condemns Japanese politician’s visit to Taiwan

China has made serious demarches to Japan and strongly condemns a Japanese politician’s visit to China’s Taiwan region and his irresponsible remarks aimed at heightening tensions across the strait, a ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday. Foreign Affairs.

According to media reports, Taro Aso, Vice Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party and former Prime Minister of Japan, paid a visit to Taiwan, where he met with Tsai Ing-wen, William Lai and others, and delivered a speech, stating that there should be no war in the region, including the Taiwan Strait, and called for a strong deterrence posture and preparation for war.

In response, the Foreign Ministry spokesperson said that despite strong Chinese opposition, the Japanese politician had visited China and made irresponsible remarks aimed at heightening tensions across the Strait, stoking the antagonism and confrontation, as well as grossly interfering in China’s internal affairs.

“This seriously violates the one-China principle and the spirit of the four political documents between China and Japan, and tramples on the basic norms governing international relations. China has made serious representations to Japan and strongly condemns this act,” the spokesperson added.

Noting that Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinese territory and the Taiwan issue is totally China’s internal affair, which does not tolerate any foreign interference, the spokesperson pointed out that for half a century, Japan has exercised a colonial rule in Taiwan, brutally suppressed the resistance of its people and committed atrocious crimes.

As a country responsible for the historic crimes it has committed against China, Japan should all the more learn from history and act with caution, the spokesperson stressed, adding that the Japanese politician However, he kept talking about the possibility of “a war” while he was in Taiwan, a clear attempt to stir up trouble in the Taiwan Strait and push the people in the Taiwan region to the edge of the abyss.

“China today is not what it was when the Qing government signed the Treaty of Shimonoseki in 1895, and what makes this Japanese politician think he is in a proper position? or that he has the confidence to make such unwarranted remarks about Taiwan?” asked the spokesperson.

According to the spokesperson, the complete reunification of the motherland is the common aspiration of all the sons and daughters of the Chinese nation, and an irreversible historical trend. No one should underestimate the firm determination, strong will and great ability of the Chinese people to defend the nation’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

“We earnestly urge Japan to reflect deeply on its history of aggression, uphold the one-China principle and its commitments on the Taiwan issue, and stop interfering in China’s internal affairs, as well as supporting the separatist forces seeking ‘Taiwan independence’ in any form,” the spokesperson said.

“We also have a clear message to the authorities in Taiwan: ‘Taiwan independence’ has no future, seeking Japan’s support and selling out Taiwan will only harm the people of Taiwan, and any provocative attempts at collusion with external forces in the search for independence is doomed to failure,” the spokesman added.

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