Beijing says it has “no room for compromise” on sovereignty and territorial integrity
FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, Wang Wenbin. © AFP / Greg Baker
Beijing warned on Monday it would take all necessary measures to defend its territorial integrity, and urged Washington not to “underestimate” the resolve of the Chinese people.
The rebuke came hours after US President Joe Biden vowed to use military force to defend Taiwan if necessary. China considers the island an inalienable part if its territory.
“The Taiwan issue is a purely internal affair for China,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters, adding: “on issues touching on China’s core interests of sovereignty and territorial integrity, China has no room for compromise or concession.”