On 2 August 2022 local time, after attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organization foreign minister's meeting and visiting Central Asia, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi gave an interview to reporters and staked out China's solemn position on the Taiwan question.
Wang Yi pointed out that the one-China principle is the overwhelming consensus of the international community, the political foundation for China's relations with other countries, the core of China's core interests, and a red line and bottom line that cannot be crossed. Some people in the United States keep challenging China's sovereignty on the Taiwan question, hollowing out the one-China policy, and even deliberately creating trouble in the Taiwan Strait. The Chinese people will never accept such moves, and the international community will also sniff at such unwarranted provocation.
Wang Yi said that, during his visit, the leaders of relevant countries clearly expressed their firm commitment to the one-China policy at the meetings and talks. They all believed that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory and opposed external interference in China's internal affairs on the Taiwan question. This once again shows that the one-China principle is the prevailing trend with overwhelming public support in the international community.
Wang Yi stressed that the U.S. side's act in bad faith on the Taiwan question is despicable and will only further bankrupt the United States' national credibility. Some U.S. politicians are flagrantly playing with fire on the Taiwan question for selfish gains and making themselves enemies of the 1.4 billion Chinese people. They will not come to a good end. The U.S. side has shown the world what a bully it is. This will only make people of all countries see more clearly that the United States is the biggest destroyer of peace today.