China warns Sullivan against interference in Chinese affairs
The US Indo-Pacific strategy is provoking Beijing.
During a phone call between National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Chinese Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi, the latter said China will take drastic measures to protect its sovereignty and national interests if the US interferes in the country's internal affairs.
"China will take decisive actions to protect its sovereignty and security interests, and we will make our words a reality," Yang said on Thursday, as quoted by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
Washington, according to Jiechi, made a series of "incorrect actions and statements interfering in China's internal affairs and damaging its national interests."
The situation surrounding Taiwan is of high cruciality and sensitivity against the backdrop of American and Chinese relations, according to Yang. If Washington keeps playing the Taiwan card and continues to go down the "wrong path," it will ultimately result in a "dangerous situation."
"We urge the US to clearly understand the situation, strictly honor its own commitments, and respect the One China principle and the three joint China-US communiques," Yang said.
Taiwan, according to Beijing, is inseparable from China as per its One China principle. Washington has recently sold Taiwan weapons, and has been diplomatically and militarily supporting its pro-separatist factions.