The Taiwan issue “is clear” given that “both sides of the Taiwan Strait belong to a single China”. Chinese President Xi Jinping, in an interview with his US counterpart Joe Biden, expressed “firm opposition to the island’s separatism” and “the interference of external forces”.
In the report of the state network CCTV, Xi added that “we will never leave room for independence forces”. The position of the Chinese government and people, he added, “is consistent and is the firm will of over 1.4 billion Chinese to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity”, warning that “those who play with fire set themselves on fire”. Xi recalled that relations between China and the US are based “on the three joint Sino-American communiques”, which “are political commitments of both sides”, and on the “principle of ‘One China'”, according to which there is only a China and Taiwan, in Beijing’s interpretation, is an “inalienable” part of it. The CCTV report, which does not mention the hypothesis of the mission to Taipei of the speaker of the American House Nancy Pelosi that has sent Beijing into a rage, also reported Biden’s position that the “One China policy of the United States it has not changed and will not change “and that the US does not support” Taiwan independence “.