'Political show' with the Taiwan question will end in failure: Embassy statement

2023-05-17 08:14:34China Daily Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download

British politician Liz Truss's recent visit to Taiwan is a dangerous political show which will do nothing but harm to the UK. This provocative move has caused strong indignation among the Chinese people and will be firmly rejected by people with conscience from all walks of life.

There is but one China in the world, and Taiwan has been an inalienable part of China's territory since ancient times. Taiwan's return to China is a component of the post-war international order. A series of international documents, including the Cairo Declaration and the Potsdam Proclamation, have clearly defined China's sovereignty over Taiwan. The one-China principle is a prevailing consensus of the international community and a basic norm of international relations affirmed by the UN General Assembly Resolution 2758. This principle is the political foundation and important prerequisite for the establishment and development of diplomatic relations between China and the UK. Any responsible politician should abide by the one-China principle instead of manipulating state-to-state relations for political gains.

The greatest threat to peace across the Taiwan Strait now is "Taiwan independence" activities and foreign forces' connivance at and support for them. By playing the "Taiwan card" and engaging in political shows, Truss and the like are colluding with the "Taiwan independence" secessionist forces to provoke confrontation and escalate tensions across the Taiwan Strait. What they did has fully revealed their sinister intentions.

The Taiwan question is at the core of China's core interests. Any violation of the one-China principle will have serious consequences for China-UK relations. We urge the relevant British politician to correct her wrongdoing, stop making political shows with the Taiwan question, and stop conniving at and supporting "Taiwan independence" secessionist forces. Otherwise, she will only further expose herself as a failed politician and get more backlash from the Chinese people.


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