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China asserts One-China principle amidst Taiwan elections

Beijing, 15 January, 2024 (GNP): China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, reaffirmed the longstanding “One-China” principle, asserting that Taiwan’s election outcome, regardless of the results, will not alter the fact that there is only one China, and Taiwan is an integral part of it.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Cairo, Wang Yi emphasized that Taiwan has never been recognized as a separate country and will not be in the future.

Wang Yi sternly warned against any efforts to challenge the One-China principle, stating that such endeavors pose a severe threat to the well-being of Taiwan compatriots, undermine the fundamental interests of the Chinese nation, and jeopardize peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait region. He issued a clear caution that anyone attempting to split China’s territory would face harsh consequences.

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The statement comes in response to the recent election in Taiwan, where Lai Ching-te, viewed as a challenge by the ruling Communist Party, was chosen as president.

Beijing, while asserting its territorial claims over Taiwan, insisted that the election outcome would not alter the “inevitable trend of China’s reunification.”

The reaffirmation of the One-China principle underscores China’s unwavering stance on the Taiwan issue and its commitment to national unity.

As tensions persist in the Taiwan Strait region, China’s stance on the matter remains resolute, emphasizing the need to uphold its territorial integrity.