The Macau government has condemned the visit of the leader of the US Congressional House of Representatives to Taiwan, calling it a “violent intervention in Chinese internal affairs.”
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“The government of the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) maintains the same position in Taiwan’s affairs, persisting in safeguarding China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and firmly defending the principle of one China,” reads a statement from the Macau government’s media office.
According to the same statement, the visit of the US official “constitutes a violent intervention in China’s internal affairs,” as well as compromising “sovereignty and territorial integrity, arbitrarily violating the principle of ‘one China,’ severely threatening the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait and destroying relations between China and the United States.
In this regard, the Ho Iat Seng-led Executive “strongly condemns” Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan. The GCS also recalls that “the present US government has repeatedly promised to uphold the One China principle,” but that Washington’s “recent words and actions” “do not match” the commitment.
Nancy Pelosi is the most important US official to visit the island in 25 years. China, which considers Taiwan part of its territory, has called the visit a major provocation and threatened the United States with retaliation. The United States has already said it is prepared for a response from China.
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