BEIJING, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- The United States should stop meddling in the Taiwan question, and stop creating new factors that could lead to tensions in the Taiwan Strait, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Friday.
Spokesperson Mao Ning made the comments at a daily press briefing when asked about remarks by Chief of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency William Burns, who said that the Chinese leader's ambitions towards Taiwan should not be underestimated, despite him likely being sobered by the performance of Russia's military in Ukraine.
"Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory. The Taiwan question is entirely China's internal affair," Mao said, noting that the Taiwan question and the Ukraine issue are different in nature and are not comparable at all.
She said that resolving the Taiwan question is a matter for the Chinese and must be decided by the Chinese themselves.
"The U.S. side should credibly abide by the one-China principle and the three China-U.S. joint communiques, deliver on U.S. leaders' commitment of not supporting 'Taiwan independence,' stop all forms of official interaction and military contact with Taiwan, stop meddling in the Taiwan question, and stop creating new factors that could lead to tensions in the Taiwan Strait," said Mao. .