Source: Ministry of Defense NetworkResponsible editor: Li Qingtong2022-01-27 15:00
On the afternoon of January 27, the Ministry of National Defense held a regular press conference. The Director of the Information Bureau of the Ministry of National Defense and the spokesperson of the Ministry of National Defense, Senior Colonel Wu Qian, answered questions from reporters.
reporter:Recently, the foreign and defense ministers of the United States and Japan held a “2+2” online meeting and issued a joint statement, maliciously exaggerating the so-called “China threat”, claiming that China is undermining the rules-based international order and bringing challenges to the region and the world. In addition, the United States and Japan have also hyped up Taiwan Strait issues. Some experts believe that the United States and Japan are pushing the Taiwan Strait policy into practice. what opinions do the Chinese have on this issue?
Wu Qian:The US and Japan have grossly interfered in China’s internal affairs and weaved false information to maliciously smear China. China expresses strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to this, and has lodged solemn representations with relevant countries.
When it comes to a rules-based international order, there is only one set of rules in the world, that is, the basic norms of international relations based on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, not the so-called rules based on the interests of “small circles”; there is only one order in the world, that is It is an international order based on international law, not the egoistic order advocated by a few countries. On the issue of rules and order, the US and Japan have no right to blame China at all.
As for the so-called “China threat”, this is a lie that has been repeated a thousand times and should have been swept into the garbage heap of history. In contrast, the United States and Japan have continuously strengthened their military deployment in the East China Sea and the South China Sea, and carried out highly targeted military provocative actions. The Cold War confrontation mentality reflected behind them deserves the international community to be highly vigilant.
It must be pointed out that Taiwan is part of China. The Taiwan question is purely China’s internal affairs, and no foreign interference is allowed. The root cause of the current tension in the Taiwan Strait is that the DPP authorities and the “Taiwan independence” separatist forces have colluded with external forces to carry out “independence” provocations. The US and Japan exaggerate the so-called “China threat” and hype up the Taiwan Strait issue. They are encouraging the DPP authorities to seek “independence” and sending a wrong signal to the “Taiwan independence” forces. This is the biggest threat to peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.
The US and Japan’s attempt to intervene in the Taiwan issue is a dangerous move. On this issue, the deeper the US and Japan sink, the more painful it will be in the future. In defending national sovereignty and territorial integrity, the determination and will of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army is rock-solid, and its capabilities and means have been continuously enhanced.