China asserts sovereignty over Taiwan, warns against external interference

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning reiterates China’s firm stance on Taiwan, emphasizing it as an integral part of China’s territory and warning against external interference.

In a recent statement, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning reiterated China’s firm stance on the Taiwan issue, emphasizing that Taiwan is an integral part of China’s territory and asserting that the matter is solely China’s internal affair, not to be interfered with externally.

Mao’s remarks underscore China’s unwavering commitment to safeguarding its sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of external pressure or threats. China maintains that no external influence will deter its determination to defend its sovereignty over Taiwan.

Furthermore, Mao emphasised the principle that both sides of the Taiwan Strait belong to one China, reiterating China’s longstanding position on reunification. China urges the United States to fully recognise the inherent nature and dangerous ambitions of “Taiwan independence” separatists.

China called upon the U.S. to earnestly abide by the one-China principle and the three China-US joint communiqués, which serve as the foundation of Sino-American relations. Mao stressed the importance of honouring commitments to not support “Taiwan independence” and urged the US to cease arming Taiwan and refrain from sending any signals that could embolden separatist forces.

The statement reflects China’s assertive stance on the Taiwan issue, signalling its readiness to confront any perceived challenges to its sovereignty and territorial integrity. China views Taiwan as a core national interest and considers any attempts to undermine its sovereignty as a direct affront to its national security.

The Taiwan Strait remains a potential hotspot for conflict, with both China and Taiwan bolstering their military capabilities amid growing geopolitical tensions. China’s uncompromising stance on Taiwan reflects its broader strategy of asserting itself as a major regional power and defending its core interests in the Asia-Pacific region.