News ID: 323447
Published: 0206 GMT August 13, 2022
China tells Pelosi:

Visit Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Iraq if you truly care about human rights

Visit Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Iraq if you truly care about human rights
WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP

A US soldier points his gun towards an Afghan passenger at the Kabul airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 16, 2021.

China called on US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to express remorse and apologize for the atrocities committed by the Americans in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Libya if she cared so much about human rights.

Speaking at a regular briefing on Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin criticized Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan under the pretext of defending democratic values as a "major political provocation" and said the visit, which only escalated tensions in the region, had nothing to do with democracy, Press TV reported.

"Her visit had nothing to do with democracy, that was a political trick that ran counter to the will of 1.4. billion Chinese people, including our compatriots in Taiwan. The visit also challenged the one-China principle which is widely recognized by the international community," he said.

"If Pelosi cares so much about democracy and human rights, she’d better visit Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya where she could express repentance for the killings of hundreds of thousands of civilians by the US military. She could also promise those countries that similar ferocities that resulted from a US violation of the UN Charter and international law norms will never ever be repeated," the Chinese diplomat said.

Pelosi’s visit to Taipei on August 2 and 3 prompted China to launch its largest-ever military drills around Taiwan on August 4.

The US, however, remains defiant after Pelosi's provocative, pledging to send its warships to the Taiwan Strait and boost trade ties with the island.

A new trade plan will be unveiled within days, while US forces will transit the Taiwan Strait in the next few weeks, said Kurt Campbell, White House coordinator for Asia-Pacific issues and an adviser to President Joe Biden.

China considers Taiwan to be a breakaway province that should be reunited with the motherland under the internationally-recognized “one-China” policy.

Under the policy, nearly all countries recognize Beijing’s sovereignty over the island, including the United States, which has no formal diplomatic ties with the territory.

However, in violation of its own stated policy and in an attempt to irritate Beijing, Washington continues to court the secessionist government in Taiwan, supporting its anti-China stance and supplying it with massive caches of armaments.


   
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