BEIJING, Aug. 4 (Xinhuanet) -- A senior Chinese Foreign Ministry official met with Michael W. Marine, minister of the United States Embassy in China on August 3 and lodged a formal representation over the US 2002 Supplemental Appropriations Act with provisions concerning Taiwan.
He Yafei, director general of the North American and Oceanic Affairs Department of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said that a few US lawmakers had stuffed provisions relating to Taiwan into the 2002 Supplemental Appropriations Act to meddle in China's internal affairs. The US government recently signed the above act in defiance of repeated serious representations lodged by China.
This gravely violated the principles enshrined in the three joint communiques between China and U.S., also contravened the "One China" policy the US government had reiterated time and again,and grossly interfered in China's internal affairs, to which the Chinese side expressed its indignation and resolute opposition, hesaid.
No foreign country had the right to interfere over the Taiwan issue, which was part of China's internal affairs, he noted. The relevant provisions in the Act were intended to boost US-Taiwan ties, and this was unacceptable to China, and therefore totally futile. The Taiwan question was the most important and most sensitive core issue in Sino-US relations.
The Chinese side sternly demanded the US side see clearly the pernicious nature of the above-mentioned provisions relating to Taiwan, scrupulously abide by the principles enshrined in the three Sino-US joint communiques, explicitly oppose the provisions relating to Taiwan, and take effective steps to do away with theirnegative influences, so as to keep Sino-US relations from being seriously undermined.
Marine said he would forward the representations of the Chineseside to the US government accurately and faithfully and reaffirmedthat the U.S. position of adherence to the "One China" policy remained unchanged. Enditem