China: Tensions escalated after a US congressional delegation visited the island two weeks after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, prompting Beijing to say that US demands regarding Taiwan "necessary form", according to the Chinese foreign minister. from" should be answered.
Wang Yi said in a video message to Asian and African envoys at the UN mission in Geneva on Monday:
"In response to each coercive provocation by the United States, China must respond as necessary and legitimate, exercising its legitimate authority." To protect national sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as uphold the principle of non-interference in internal affairs."
According to a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday, it is the "golden rule" and "protective shield" of interstate relations that enables developing countries to stand on their own.
According to the foreign ministry in Beijing, the group is traveling in China and will soon travel to Guangdong and Xinjiang provinces.
After receiving a congressional delegation from the US led by Senator Ed Markey on Monday, President Tsai Ing-wen ordered Beijing to resume military exercises near Taiwan.
Pelosi, speaker of the House of Representatives and second in line for the presidency, made an unannounced stop in Taiwan two weeks ago despite repeated warnings from Beijing, making her the highest-ranking US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years .
As tensions over Taiwan continue to rise, Beijing and Washington are increasingly blaming each other. Beijing considers the 23-million-person island, which is self-governing, as part of its territory and has never ruled out using force to control it.
Washington opposes any attempt to annex the island by force, despite the fact that most nations—including the US—do not recognize Taiwan as a sovereign state.
According to Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian, the five-member US delegation's visit "violated China's sovereignty and territorial integrity and sent a false signal to the separatist forces of 'Taiwan independence'."
Prior to Pelosi's visit, Beijing reacted angrily, imposing sanctions on the veteran Democrat and his family, launching live-fire exercises around Taiwan, and with Washington in various areas including defense and military, climate change, counter-terrorism communication stopped. and anti-drug campaigns.
The People's Liberation Army conducted several days of combat drills in the Taiwan Strait, firing missiles and flying fighter jets over the narrow body of water separating the island from mainland China.
Observers interpreted the deployment of two Type 055 stealth guided-missile destroyers in eastern Taiwanese waters as Beijing indicating its growing ability to blockade the island.
Wang also demanded on Monday that more influence be given to developing countries so that "multilateral institutions are not allowed to become tools for individual countries ... to manipulate decisions on international affairs."
Wang also defended Beijing's human rights policy, a major bone of contention with the West, in her speech to a group of Asian and African UN representatives based in Geneva.
Some Western nations, according to him, "want to be human rights judges, shining their torches on others, but not themselves, turning a blind eye to the human rights deficiencies of their own countries, pointing fingers at the human rights situation in developing countries." Want more allies."
International human rights organizations should not be politicized or used as "a battlefield for political confrontation", and human rights should not be cited as a justification for interference in the internal affairs of other countries.
Wang informed the diplomats of Laos, Iran, Zimbabwe, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Lesotho, Eritrea, Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe, The Gambia, Somalia, Cameroon and Sierra Leone that China is committed to human rights exchanges and cooperation with other countries. ready for "Based on equality and mutual respect and with an open approach."