China urges US to honor commitment on Taiwan issue

Updated: 2007-09-14 10:22

BEIJING - China hopes the United States will honor its commitment on the Taiwan issue, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu on Thursday.

The US government had reaffirmed its observance of the one-China policy and three Sino-US joint communiques and opposition to Taiwan authorities' proposed referendum on UN membership, said Jiang

"China hopes the US will honor its commitment and work with China to safeguard stability of the Taiwan Straits and the general situation of Sino-US relations," she told a regular press conference.

She said the Taiwan issue was related to China's sovereignty and territorial integrity and the internal affairs of China.

"It has been acknowledged by the international community that there is only one China in the world and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China, and the People's Republic of China (PRC) is the only government representing the whole of China," she added.

Jiang said the Taiwan authorities had recently fully demonstrated they were engaging in the secessionist activities.

"Any action challenging the UN charter and Resolution 2758 (to restore the PRC's legal status in the UN in 1971) as well as one-China principle is unpopular and doomed to failure," Jiang said.

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