Photo taken on Dec. 14, 2020 shows the White House in the rain in Washington, D.C., the United States. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)
BEIJING, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese government spokesperson on Thursday voiced firm opposition to any form of official ties between the United States and China's Taiwan region.
Zhu Fenglian, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, made the statement when asked about U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement that the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations would visit Taiwan.
Zhu voiced opposition to these "extremely wrong actions," saying they are violations of the one-China principle and the three China-U.S. joint communiques.
The Democratic Progressive Party authority's stubborn reliance on the United States to seek "Taiwan independence" leads nowhere and will backfire, Zhu said. ■