Chinese vice FM on Pelosi's visit to Taiwan: Taiwan question is different to Russia-Ukraine conflict
The Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu sat down with CGTN's Liu Xin on Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan. He gave his reaction to some in the U.S. comparing China's military drills in the Taiwan Strait to Russia's war with Ukraine.
"Such a claim is ill-intentioned," Ma said. "The Taiwan question is entirely China's internal affair. It is different from the Ukraine issue. The U.S. always stokes tensions and provokes troubles. Preliminary numbers show that between the end of the Second World War and 2001, there were 248 armed conflicts in 153 regions across the world, among which 201 were initiated by the US. Since 2001, wars and military operations launched by the U.S. have resulted in over 800,000 deaths and tens of millions displaced from home. After starting so many wars and killing so many civilians to preserve its hegemony, the U.S. is now creating troubles in the Taiwan Strait. How could we possibly allow this to happen?"