China responds to Biden’s comments: ‘no room’ for compromise
Earlier this week, President Joe Biden said that the United States is committed to defending Taiwan if it comes under attack. China responded to Biden’s comment by saying there is “no room” for compromise or concessions over the issue.
During Thursday’s town hall, hosted by CNN, Biden said the US has a “commitment” to defend Taiwan. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin reasserted China’s belief that Taiwan is its territory.
“When it comes to issues related to China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and other core interests, there is no room for China to compromise or make concessions, and no one should underestimate the strong determination, firm will and strong ability of the Chinese people to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Wang said.
“Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory. The Taiwan issue is purely an internal affair of China that allows no foreign intervention,” Wang said.
Wang cautioned that the US should “be cautious with its words and actions on the Taiwan issue, and not send any wrong signals to the separatist forces of Taiwan independence, so as not to seriously damage China-US relations and peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.”