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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang's Remarks

2018/03/17

Q: The US side has officially signed the "Taiwan Travel Act" into law. What is your comment?

A: We firmly oppose the US side signing the "Taiwan Travel Act" and have lodged stern representations with the US side.

As has been pointed out many times by China, the relevant clauses of the act, though not legally binding, severely violate the one-China principle and the three joint communiqués between China and the US. The "Taiwan Travel Act" sends out very wrong signals to the "pro-independence" separatist forces in Taiwan. China is strongly opposed to that. We urge the US side to correct its mistake, stop pursuing any official ties with Taiwan or improving its current relations with Taiwan in any substantive way, and handle Taiwan-related issues properly and cautiously so as to avoid causing severe damage to the China-US relations and cross-Straits peace and stability.

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