Wang Wenbin, spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, photo: mfa.gov.cn
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said Monday after media reports said the United States should abandon the old Monroe Doctrine and respect the right of other countries to make independent foreign policy decisions. the people. Republic of China.
The United States established diplomatic relations with China more than 40 years ago based on the one-China principle. How can he deny other countries the right to establish diplomatic relations with China? Wang asked.
Xi said the fact that 181 countries have established diplomatic relations with China on the basis of the one-China principle fully shows that this is the right choice that is in line with the trend of history and our times.
Wang said China welcomes the positive remarks made by the Honduran government and stands ready to establish and develop bilateral relations with Honduras on the basis of equality and mutual respect.
In recent years, Panama, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua have established or resumed diplomatic relations with China. Wang said that bilateral pragmatic cooperation has been actively promoted, which has brought great benefits to the people.
Wang pointed out that any sovereign country has the right to independently develop diplomatic relations with other countries, and no one else has the right to interfere. Wang said that if the reports about US diplomatic pressure on Honduras are true, it simply shows that the US claims to respect countries that make their own foreign sovereign decisions are nonsense.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying also criticized the United States for its coercive diplomacy in a tweet on Sunday. The United States established diplomatic relations with China 44 years ago based on the one-China principle, but now it is forcing other countries not to do what it has done for more than four decades. It’s outright bullying. “The strength is not right,” Hua said. writing.
On March 14, Honduran President Xiomara Castro said he was ready to establish diplomatic relations with China, a decision that was praised by China.
Days after Castro’s announcement, the United States sent its Special Presidential Adviser for the Americas to Panama and Honduras, in a move intended to force Honduras to abandon the plan.
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