Party Newspaper Comments on US Arms Sales to Taiwan: Playing the Taiwan Card is a Dangerous Game

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 Party Newspaper Comments on US Arms Sales to Taiwan: Playing the Taiwan Card is a Dangerous Game


It is reported that the United States has recently approved a total of about $2.2 billion in arms sales to Taiwan. This action of the US side seriously violates the basic principles of international law and international relations, seriously violates the one-China principle and the provisions of the three Sino-US joint communiques, roughly interferes in Chinas internal affairs, harms Chinas sovereignty and security interests, and at the same time sends a serious wrong signal to the separatist forces of Taiwan Independence and causes stringency to peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. Serious damage.

In addition to expressing strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition, China has made solemn representations to the United States in this regard. Chinas firm opposition to US arms sales to Taiwan is consistent and firm. Taiwan is an inseparable part of Chinas territory, which concerns Chinas core interests. No one should underestimate the strong will and firm determination of the Chinese government and people to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity and oppose foreign interference.

Arms sales to Taiwan have been a minor move of the United States for many years. Nearby, the State Department approved an arms sales plan to Taiwan on April 15. On May 7, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the so-called Taiwan Guarantee Act, calling for normalization of arms sales. Two months later, a new case of arms sales to Taiwan was repeated. Deeply speaking, arms sales have become a common practice in Washington for some people to constantly play the Taiwan card to curb China. In addition to earning their own arms money, the United States has also boldly encouraged the Taiwan authorities and some political forces on the island.

It can be imagined that the DPP authorities expressed their joy and gratitude after hearing the news. It is with the support of external forces that Cai Yingwen and the Taiwan authorities continue to engage in small actions of Taiwan independence and constantly raise the level of provocation against the mainland, trying to exaggerate the so-called military threat of the mainland. In the face of next years general election on the island, in order to protect their rights and position, grab the thigh of the United States, willing to be a pawn. The problem is that it is unreliable to bet on foreign forces, and the Taiwan authorities will surely take their own consequences if they hold on to foreign powers.

On the one hand, the people of the island have long criticized the US military purchases of Boys (fools) for spending money wrongly. Some people in the island satirized the Taiwanese authorities, saying that the so-called military purchase was to help the United States clear its inventory and to waste taxpayers money. On the other hand, the mainland has a firm will, full confidence and sufficient capacity to thwart any form of Taiwan independence separatist plot. Taiwan authorities must not fantasize about resisting unification by force, because whoever holds his thigh, in front of the anti-secession law and the powerful peoples army, all this is nothing more than a stubborn arm.

Through the case of arms sales in Taiwan, we can see that the US side controls China with Taiwan and the Taiwan authorities are pregnant with foreign self-respect, singing one song and one song, which makes the already complex situation in the Taiwan Strait more serious. Wu Qian, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense, said that Taiwan is part of China and its fate cannot be guaranteed by others. In the final analysis, the weapons of the United States can not protect Taiwans security, and Cai Yingying and the Democratic Progressive Party can not maintain their power by taking advantage of foreign self-esteem and joining the United States and resisting China. The Taiwan authorities, acting as a chess pawn for external interference in Chinas internal affairs and ignoring the safety and well-being of the people on the island, not only misjudged the situation, but also deviated from the peoples hearts and could not escape the tragic fate of being rejected.

The report of the Nineteenth National Congress of the Communist Party of China emphasizes that no one, any organization, any political party, at any time, in any form, shall be allowed to separate any piece of Chinese territory from China. The US side must recognize the high sensitivity and serious harm of arms sales to Taiwan, earnestly abide by the one-China principle and the provisions of the three Sino-US joint communiques, in particular the provisions of the August 17 communique, stop the sale of weapons from Taiwan and the military ties between the United States and Taiwan, and carefully and properly handle Taiwan-related issues, so as to avoid serious damage to Sino-US cooperation in important fields and Taiwan. The sea is peaceful and stable. The best policy is to correct mistakes and keep promises. Never run out of money, and eventually lift a stone and hit yourself in the foot.

Source: Shi Jianlei_NBJ11331, responsible editor of Peoples Daily Overseas Edition