The Chinese mainland has slammed Taiwan authorities for Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen’s planned visits to Pacific Islands, saying the trip goes against the trend of the times and the will of the people.
It’s reported that Tsai will visit three states Taiwan has official relations with—Palau, Nauru and the Marshall Islands — next week and could have a stopover in US territory.
It must be pointed out that the one-China principle is a general consensus shared by the international community. Any attempt to create "two Chinas" or "one China, one Taiwan" will certainly meet the firm opposition of all Chinese people and go against the fundamental interests of the people of Taiwan, said Lu Kang, spokesperson of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs at a routine press briefing on Tuesday.
“We hope the Taiwan authorities can make a correct assessment of the situation and return to the right track set in the 1992 Consensus as soon as possible, and do no more things that are against the trend of the times and the will of the people,” Lu said.