“I’m not worried, but I’m concerned that they’re moving as much as they are,” President Biden told reporters as he departed Delaware to tour recent storm damage in Kentucky on Monday.
“I don’t think they are gonna do anything more,” added Biden.
When asked for his thoughts on Pelosi’s visit to the Taiwan region, Biden said: “That was her decision.”
The countermeasures taken by China in response to Pelosi’s provocative visit to Taiwan are justified, reasonable and lawful. They are aimed at sending a warning to the provocateurs and punishing the “Taiwan independence” forces.
There is only one China in the world, and Taiwan is part of China. The Government of the People’s Republic of China is the sole legal government representing the entire China. This is the real fact and status quo across the Taiwan Strait. The DPP authorities and the obdurate “Taiwan independence” elements have tried to mislead the public by misrepresenting events and facts, which again exposes their nature of seeking separatism.
I want to stress that to achieve the full reunification of China is the shared will of all Chinese and an unstoppable historical trend. Be it the “US card” or anything else that the DDP authorities and the “Taiwan independence” forces seek to play, they cannot save the “Taiwan independence” forces from failure. Their provocations and lies are futile and will only accelerate their own demise.
Regarding the military drills you mentioned, I responded to similar questions yesterday. I would like to reiterate that China has conducted normal military drills in waters off its own territory. Relevant authorities have issued notices in a timely manner, which are open, transparent and professional. This move is in line with China’s domestic law, the international law and established international practices. This is both a warning we send to the provocateurs and a legitimate step to uphold sovereignty and territorial integrity. As for your question on whether this will be a new normal, I’d like to refer you to the competent authorities.