Ambassador Qin: China has right to safeguard its sovereignty over Taiwan region
Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Qin Gang has slammed U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "reckless, provocative" visit to China's Taiwan region. "The speaker's visit is a major event upgrading the substantive relations between the U.S. and Taiwan, and sends a very wrong signal to 'Taiwan independence' separatist forces," the ambassador said in an interview with John King of CNN on Tuesday. "It is a serious violation of the one-China principle and the provisions in the three Sino-U.S. joint communiques. It deals a serious blow to the political foundation of China-U.S. relations, and seriously infringes on China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. This is a reckless, provocative move," Qin said.