The more the US and Japan get involved in the Taiwan issue, the more painful it will be in the future, the defense ministry said

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Senior Colonel Wu Qian, director of the Information Bureau of the Ministry of National Defense and spokesperson of the Ministry of National Defense, answers questions at a regular press conference on The afternoon of January 27, 2017.Question: Recently, the FOREIGN and Defense ministers of the US and Japan held a “2+2” online meeting and issued a joint statement, maliciously playing up the so-called “China threat”, claiming that China is undermining the rules-based international order and posing challenges to the region and the world.In addition, the US and Japan have hyped up the Issue of the Taiwan Straits. Some experts believe that the US and Japan are pushing forward their Taiwan Strait policy towards practical implementation.What is China’s comment on that?Answer: The United States and Japan grossly interfered in China’s internal affairs and maliciously disgraced China by fabricating false information. China expresses strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to this and has lodged solemn representations with relevant countries.When it comes to the rules-based international order, there is only one set of rules in the world. That is, the basic norms governing international relations based on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, not the so-called rules based on the interests of a “small circle”.There is only one order in the world, and that is the international order based on international law, not the egoistic order advocated by a few countries.When it comes to rules and order, the US and Japan are in no position to criticize China.As for the so-called “China threat”, this is a repeated lie that should have been relegated to the dustbin of history.On the other hand, the US and Japan have intensified their military posture in the East China Sea and The South China Sea and carried out highly targeted military provocations. The cold War confrontation mentality reflected behind them deserves high vigilance from the international community.It must be pointed out that Taiwan is part of China.The Taiwan question is purely China’s internal affair and Brooks no outside interference.The current tension across the Taiwan Straits is rooted in the repeated provocations by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the “Taiwan independence” separatist forces in collusion with external forces.By hyping up the so-called “China threat” and hyping up issues across the Taiwan Straits, the US and Japan are encouraging the DPP authorities to seek “independence” and sending a wrong signal to “Taiwan independence” forces.This is the biggest threat to peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits.The attempt by the US and Japan to intervene in the Taiwan issue is a dangerous development.The more the United States and Japan get involved in this issue, the more painful it will be in the future.In safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity, the PLA’s resolve and will are firm as a rock, and its capabilities and means are constantly enhanced. It is no mere talk.