China warns against "Taiwan independence"

Added On September 1, 2020

 When commenting on Czech Senate Speaker Milos Vystrcil's visit to Taiwan, the spokesperson said any attempt to engage in political manipulation and separatist activities to create so-called "Taiwan independence" will not succeed.

SOUNDBITE: ZHAO LIJIAN, Foreign ministry spokesperson 
"We strongly condemn and are seriously concerned about the egregious practices of anti-China forces in the Czech Republic who deliberately violate China's sovereignty, and blatantly interfere in China's internal affairs. State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi had made it clear that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China and challenging the one-China principle on Taiwan question is an attempt to turn against the 1.4 billion Chinese people, and action of breaching international law and regulations. Regarding Vystrcil's open provocation and the anti-China forces behind him, the Chinese government and Chinese people won't take a laissez-faire attitude and will make him pay a heavy price for his short-sighted behavior and political opportunism. We urge the relevant authorities of the Czech Republic to take immediate measures to eliminate the negative impact of this erroneous practice, so as to avoid damaging the overall situation of bilateral relations."