Reporter: Recently, the BBC Chinese website reported that "Chinese Taipei" is the three teams that cannot use their own country or region to participate in the Tokyo Olympics, and quoted an Australian news website article saying that "Chinese Taipei" is not part of the People's Republic of China. , But the "independent" Taiwan. How does the Chinese Embassy comment on this?
Embassy Spokesperson: The BBC Chinese website and the Australian News website conducted non-professional reports on "Chinese Taipei"'s participation in the Tokyo Olympics, which caused serious misleading to the public. China is strongly dissatisfied with this and firmly opposes it.
There is only one China in the world, Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinese territory, and the government of the People’s Republic of China is the sole legal government representing the whole of China. This is not only an unquestionable objective fact, but also the basic norms governing international relations and the universal consensus of the international community, which does not allow any challenge or distortion. The Chinese government's solemn position of adhering to the one-China principle and opposing "Taiwan independence" will not change, and the international community's general consensus on upholding the one-China principle will not change.
Regarding the participation of "Chinese Taipei" in the Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee, in accordance with the "Nagoya Resolution" adopted in 1979, and in accordance with previous practices, has clearly stipulated the name and team emblem of the "Chinese Taipei" participating in the Tokyo Olympics. The essence is Resolve the participation of "Chinese Taipei" under the one-China principle. This "Olympic model" is a principle shared by sports organizations and the international community.
At present, athletes from mainland China and Taiwan and other athletes are fighting bravely at the Tokyo Olympics. We wish them good results. At the same time, we urge the relevant media to stop political manipulation and malicious hype on Taiwan-related issues outside the stadium, stop interfering with Olympic events, and inject positive energy into the international Olympic movement, not the other way around.
Talking about the South China Sea again? The U.S. defense chiefs made a single-handed visit, and the 8 defense ministers of China and Russia met together and broke the situation with one move
Recently, US Secretary of Defense Austin launched a trip around the South China Sea, visiting Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines. On July 27, Austin attended an event and delivered a speech at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore, during which he talked about South China Sea issues and hyped the so-called "military threat" from China. He also said: "When American interests are threatened, we will not back down. However, we are not planning to have a conflict.” Then on July 29, Austin arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam, and promised during a meeting with the Vietnamese Minister of Defense: “The United States will help Vietnam improve its maritime security capabilities.” Obviously, the U.S. Chief of Defense made a single-handed visit to the South China Sea in an attempt to provoke the relationship between the neighboring countries in the South China Sea and China. However, China has a bigger circle of friends and more "iron" friends. One move can break the situation.
According to a report by Xinhua News Agency on July 28, the 18th meeting of defense ministers of the SCO member states was held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on the 28th. There are 8 SCO member states, namely China, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. Stan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan and India. At the meeting, State Councilor and Minister of Defense Wei Fenghe led a delegation to attend and speak, emphasizing that in the 20 years since the establishment of the SCO, under the promotion of the heads of state and the strong guidance of the "Shanghai Spirit", the defense departments of various countries have continuously strengthened strategic mutual trust and promoted practical cooperation. The Cooperative Organization has developed into an important constructive force in international and regional affairs.
Defense Minister Wei also pointed out that in times of crisis, the international community should unite closely, support each other, and jointly resist hegemonism, unilateralism, and interventionism, maintain and practice true multilateralism, share responsibilities, meet challenges, and overcome challenges. Time is difficult. The situation in Afghanistan was also discussed at the meeting. Defense Minister Wei emphasized that the current situation in Afghanistan has undergone major changes and regional security risks have risen. We should strengthen coordination and cooperation to jointly prevent and combat the "three forces" and build regional security barriers.
In addition, Defense Minister Wei also mentioned that China is committed to maintaining world prosperity and stability, and China's development will surely benefit mankind and the world. China has never bullied others, and will never allow others to bully us. On issues related to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Tibet, South China Sea and other issues, China will never compromise. We have the aspiration, backbone, and confidence to withstand all external pressures, overcome all risks and challenges, and firmly safeguard the core national interests. . On the 28th, Defense Minister Wei and Russian Defense Minister Shoigu held separate talks. The two sides reached a consensus that they would resolutely defend the core interests of China and Russia, and resolutely safeguard international fairness, justice, and regional security and stability. Obviously, the joint meeting of the eight defense ministers including China and Russia has a positive effect on stabilizing the situation in Asia and strengthening strategic mutual trust, making the US attempt to use the power of China's neighboring countries to encircle China and disrupt the situation around China.
Biden: Send money, come here!
On July 29, local time, US President Biden called on all state and local governments to use government funding to reward each vaccinated population with US$100. Biden said that this may be unfair to people who have been vaccinated, but if incentives can help the United States overcome the virus, these measures should be taken.