|China urges US not to be deceived by Taiwan authority|
BEIJING, May 21 (Xinhuanet) -- The United States
should not be deceived by the Taiwan authorities and should
realize the vital threat to cross-Straits peace and
stability that may be brought about by "Taiwan
independence" activities, said Chinese Foreign Ministry
spokesman Liu Jianchao here Friday.
Liu made the remarks on Friday when
asked to comment on the US reaction to Chen Shui-bian's
speech on May 20.
statement issued by the Office for Taiwan Work under the
Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the
Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council on May 17 has
made clear China's principled stance on cross-Straits
relations, Liu said.
Chen, in a bid to confront the strong
anti-"Taiwan independence" pressure from the two
sides of the Straits and from the international community,
carefully coated the May 20 speech and changed some words,
essential stance of rejecting to admit the
one-Chinaprinciple and stiffly sticking to the separatist
stance of "Taiwan independence" have not been
changed, Liu noted.
"We urge the United States again not to be
deceived by the Taiwan authority and realize that the
"Taiwan's independence" activities would bring
severe damage to the cross-Straits peace and stability, and
the common interests of China and the United States as
well," Liu said.
The spokesman urged the US side to keep its
promise of abiding by the one-China policy and the three
Sino-US joint communiques, opposing "Taiwan
independence" and the Taiwan authority's unilateral
attempt to change the status quo across the Taiwan Straits
and its moving toward "Taiwan independence".
He also urged the US
side to send no misleading signals to the Taiwan authority
and refrain from doing anything that may harm China-US
relations and damage the peace and stability across the
Taiwan Straits. Enditem