Q: Recently the US Department of State said that each country should be able to determine the contours of its own “one China” policy without outside coercion. The European Union External Action Service said the EU does not regard the opening of a representative office in or from Taiwan as a breach of the EU's one-China policy. What is the Foreign Ministry's comment?
A: It is completely reasonable and lawful for China to make firm and necessary response to other countries' acts that undermine China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. We strongly oppose the US side's finger-pointing and gross interference in China's legitimate measures. At the same time, I would like to stress once again that the one-China principle has a clear and unambiguous meaning that cannot be distorted or tampered with. There is only one China in the world, and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory. The People's Republic of China is the sole legal government representing the whole of China. This is an indisputable fact, a universally recognized norm governing international relations and the common consensus of the international community. Any country, when following the one-China policy, must strictly abide by the one-China principle, including severing all official ties with the Taiwan authorities. Certain countries and people are trying to confuse public opinion with malicious intentions, but their plot is doomed to fail. China urges the EU to uphold a correct position on Taiwan-related issues and refrain from sending wrong signals on issues concerning China's core interests and creating new troubles for China-EU relations.