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Guest Opinion: One-China precept brooks no distortion

by Yin Baohu

BEIJING, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) — Following a collection of joint army operations of the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army across the Taiwan Island as countermeasures to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan go to, the G7 international ministers and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy issued an announcement.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has firmly refuted the joint assertion, which stresses the so-called “rules-based international order” and claims “there is no change in the respective one China policies, where applicable,” in addition to an ensuing analogue issued by international ministers of the United States, Australia and Japan. The Chinese ministry urged sure nations to not play phrase video games on or unilaterally add preconditions and provisos to the one-China precept.

Apparently, the G7 nations have put worldwide regulation and the essential norms governing worldwide relations all behind. Those Western nations, touting themselves as “civilized” and “rules-based,” had the brass to assume that they’re the rules-makers and rules-changers on main points regarding the nationwide sovereignty and territorial integrity of a state. The Taiwan query, for instance, should conform to their political calculation.

The so-called “rules-based international order” they’ve lengthy proclaimed, it seems, is nothing however a manifestation of their selfishness and hegemony.

For occasion, underneath the cloak of the so-called “rules,” the United States has walked away from its numerous armed aggressions in different sovereign states which have killed and injured thousands and thousands of harmless civilians and displaced tens of thousands and thousands of refugees. In the title of sustaining the so-called “order,” these Western nations have faked a jurisprudence of “international waters,” and “standardized” their close-in reconnaissance over a state’s territorial waters and unique financial zones. They have even maligned the self-defense and rightful countermeasures by the offended state as “threats,” “provocations,” “overreactions” and “violation of rules.”

The United States, the massive boss of the G7, made a transparent dedication within the three Sino-U.S. joint communiques that it “acknowledges the Chinese position that there is but one China and Taiwan is part of China,” and “recognizes the Government of the People’s Republic of China as the sole legal Government of China.” It additionally mentioned within the communiques that it’s going to inside this context “maintain cultural, commercial, and other unofficial relations with the people of Taiwan,” and “does not seek to carry out a long-term policy of arms sales to Taiwan … and that it intends to reduce gradually its sales of arms to Taiwan, leading over a period of time to a final resolution.”

However, the United States adopted the so-called “Taiwan Relations Act” shortly after the institution of its diplomatic relations with China, and not too long ago publicized the so-called “Six Assurances” to Taiwan in an try to intentionally bolster the area as a polity utterly unbiased of China. Over the previous a long time, it has regularly elevated the amount and upgraded weapons bought to Taiwan, leveled up its army collusion with the area, and considerably relaxed restrictions on its official exchanges with Taiwan.

Behind a falsehearted take care of the peaceable decision of the cross-Strait scenario is a United States repeatedly sending mistaken alerts to the “Taiwan independence” forces, which has grow to be the most important backer of these forces and the best exterior barrier to cross-Strait peaceable reunification. The so-called “one-China policy” the United States usually talked about is nothing however a diplomatic language that reveals its evil intention to fudge and hole out the one-China precept, and to create the inaccurate phantasm of “two Chinas” or “one China, one Taiwan.”

In truth, such a trick by the West is nothing new. As it sought to colonize small nations in Asia, Africa and Latin America within the early fashionable interval, the West, other than army intrusions, usually turned to bullying, coercion, extortion, deception and blackmail underneath the pretext of “international law” and “free trade” to regularly encroach on the nation’s inner and exterior jurisdiction, a course of that would final for many years, and even a whole lot of years.

Later, through the Twentieth-century decolonization actions, the West did its utmost to retain the proper to intervention in its former colonies’ protection and diplomacy, monopolize army imports and technical trainings, preserve key army bases, and retain jurisdiction over key worldwide watercourses, all to proceed exploiting their former colonies.

Colonialism has lengthy been forged into the dustbin of historical past. Mutual respect for nationwide sovereignty and territorial integrity in addition to non-intervention have lengthy grow to be the essential norms of worldwide regulation and worldwide relations.

There is just one system on the earth — the worldwide system with the United Nations at its core. There is just one order — the worldwide order based mostly on worldwide regulation. And there is just one algorithm — the essential norms governing worldwide relations based mostly on the needs and ideas of the UN Charter.

The 1943 Cairo Declaration, the 1945 Potsdam Declaration, the 1945 Japanese Instrument of Surrender in addition to the UN General Assembly Resolution 2758 of 1971 have all made clear the core content material of the one-China precept, and laid the authorized basis for constructing the post-World War II worldwide order. Based on this precept and the worldwide order, 181 nations established and developed their diplomatic relations with China.

In response to Pelosi’s go to, greater than 170 nations and worldwide organizations that actually signify the worldwide group have spoken up for justice, and President of the UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid in addition to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres have each reaffirmed their adherence to the one-China precept, a universally-recognized one which brooks no distortion or falsification.

(The writer is director common of China Legal Exchange Center and vice chairman of the Law Association for Relations throughout the Taiwan Straits.)