|Comments by the Office of the Chargé d'Affaires of the People's Republic of China in Lithuania on You Si-kun’s visit to Lithuania.|
Q: At the invitation of the Lithuanian Seimas, You Si-kun, Head of the “Legislative Yuan” of the Taiwan authorities, will visit Lithuania from July 21 to 23. Do you have any comments on this?
A: Lithuania, in disregard of the overall interests of China-Lithuania relations, insists on inviting You Si-kun, a notorious “Taiwan independence” separatist, to visit Lithuania, which seriously violates China's national sovereignty and territorial integrity, grossly interferes in China's internal affairs, and recklessly tramples on international law and basic norms governing international relations. China expresses its strong protest over and firm objection to this.
The one-China principle is a universal consensus of the international community, a norm governing the international relations affirmed in the UN General Assembly Resolution 2758, and also is the political foundation to develop relations between China and all other countries, which should not be trampled upon. There is only one China in the world, and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory. The Taiwan question is the core interest of China and concerns the feelings of the Chinese nation, which brooks no challenge. As a country that has established diplomatic relations with China and a member of the international community, it is Lithuania's rightful duty to maintain the basic norms of international relations and promote the bilateral relations between China and Lithuania.
China urges Lithuania to proceed from safeguarding the fundamental interests of the two countries and peoples, abide by the political commitment of the one-China principle, not send a wrong signal to the "Taiwan independence" separatist forces, and stop adding new difficulties and obstacles to the bilateral relationship between China and Lithuania. Seeking Taiwan independence leads to nowhere, so does supporting it. No political force should underestimate the Chinese people's strong determination, firm will and strong ability to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity.