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China hits back at US: ‘No compromise on Taiwan’

China hit back at US President Joe Biden on Friday for calling Taiwan an “inalienable part” which begets “no compromise.”

“The Taiwan question is purely China's internal affairs that allow no foreign interference. On issues that bear on China's sovereignty, territorial integrity and other core interests, no one shall expect China to make any compromise or trade-offs,” Chinse Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a news conference in Beijing.

China’s strong reaction came after Biden said Thursday that the US would come to Taiwan’s defense should China attack the island nation.

“No one should underestimate the resolve, the will and the ability of the Chinese people to defend their national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” said Wang, urging Washington to “earnestly abide by the one-China principle and stipulations in the three China-US joint communique.”

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