China’s Defense Ministry blasts ‘vile provocation’ after US senators visit Taiwan on military plane

The Chinese Defense Ministry has hit out at the US, deploring its “political show” after three American senators visited Taiwan’s capital, Taipei on a military transport plane for a three-hour trip on Sunday.

Speaking on Tuesday, ministry spokesman Wu Qian slammed the US for its political manipulation and attempts to undermine the one-China principle through its diplomatic engagements with Taiwan. 

The US senators visited Taiwan by military plane, using the Taiwan issue to engage in a ‘political show’, challenging the one-China principle and trying to achieve the so-called goal of ‘using Taiwan to control China.’

Referencing the visit of three US senators to Taipei on a military plane on Sunday, Wu stated: “This is a vile political provocation. We firmly oppose this.”