Chinese Ministry of National Defense slams U.S. military plane flying over Taiwan

Source:Ministry of National Defense Editor:Huang Panyue 2020-06-15 22:37:55

BEIJING, June 15 (ChinaMil) – On Monday afternoon, a Chinese defense spokesperson slammed the flight of a U.S. C-40 military transport aircraft over Taiwan without China’s permission on June 9, calling it an extremely wrong and dangerous action.

In response to the U.S. military aircraft’s flying across Taiwan, Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense (MND) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), said that the U.S. action grossly violated China's territorial sovereignty and seriously undermined peace and stability of cross-Straits relations, which was extremely wrong and dangerous.

“The Chinese side urges the U.S. side to abide by the one-China policy and the three China-U.S. Joint Communiques’ stipulations, and stop all acts that provoke China's national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” said Ren Guoqiang, adding that Taiwan is an integral part of China and there is no way out for “using Taiwan to contain China” and “attempt to raise status by bonding with foreign forces”.

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has firm will, full confidence, and sufficient capability to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity, protect the common interests of compatriots on both sides of the strait, maintain regional peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits, and resolutely thwart any attempt to create so-called “one China, one Taiwan”, Ren stressed.