No action by the US administration is contrary to the “one China” policy. This was stated at a regular briefing for journalists by the head of the press service of the State Department, Ned Price, reports today, August 19. TASS.
According to the diplomat, the way the United States approaches Taiwan and the situation in the Taiwan Strait is in line with the US “one China” policy.
“We have not done anything that would be contrary to our One China principle. We have made it very clear what this means in terms of our support for Taiwan, in terms of our lack of support for Taiwan independence. In our actions and words, we were transparent, clear and unchanging”, Price said.
Journey of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to the island, according to him, “was not of a provocative nature.”
“There is nothing provocative or unprecedented in this. In the last year alone, about a dozen congressional delegations have visited Taiwan. The same can be said for the last 40 years or so. We have made our position very clear publicly and privately. Our Taiwan policy has remained consistent over decades and under different administrations. We remain committed to the one China policy,” Price said.
He called the US legislator’s visit to Taipei a peaceful one, in which there is nothing that would contradict the status quo. In it, according to him, there was nothing aggressive, provocative and unprecedented.
“We oppose any unilateral changes to the status quo. You have heard from us before that we do not support Taiwan independence, we expect the differences on both sides of the Taiwan Strait to be resolved through peaceful means.” Price added.
He added that Pelosi’s trip to the island is “part of a show of support” for the US. At the same time, he criticized the teachings of the Chinese army after her visit to Taiwan.