Taiwan condemns joint Russian-Chinese statement against island independence


February 05, 2022 1:50 p.m. STI

taipei [Taiwan]Feb. 5 (ANI): Taiwan on Saturday condemned the joint Russian-Chinese statement made on Friday opposing the island’s independence and supporting the one-China principle.
“In response to the joint statement of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China on international relations entering a new era and global sustainable development issued by China and Russia on the evening of February 4, in which the Russia has confirmed that it adheres to the one-China principle and recognizes Taiwan as an integral part of Chinese territory, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its strong protest and also strongly condemns the false language that undermines the sovereignty of the Republic from China [Taiwan]”, said the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian leader Vladimir Putin met hours before the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics and issued a joint statement expressing Russia’s support for China’s position that Taiwan, governed democratically, is an inalienable part of China and the opposition to any form of independence for the island.
The Foreign Ministry added that Taiwan and China are not subordinate to each other and the Chinese government has never governed Taiwan.

“The Chinese government has no right to represent Taiwan internationally, and it should not force other countries, international organizations and international companies to make false comments using their fictitious ‘One China’ principle against their will. and facts,” the ministry said.
Reprimanding Beijing for its false claims that the island is part of China, Taiwan’s foreign ministry said: “It not only increases the Taiwanese people’s disgust and hatred for the government’s arrogance and intimidation China, but it also clearly shows all countries around the world the sinister face of the Chinese Communist regime’s aggression, expansionism and encroachment on peace.”
The ministry further said that the joint declaration ahead of the Winter Olympics that the island is part of China increased people’s “disgust” at Beijing’s “arrogance and intimidation”.
“It is an insult to the peaceful spirit embodied in the Olympic rings, and it will be rejected by the Taiwanese people and despised by democratic countries.”
The one-China principle is the basis of diplomatic relations between Beijing and other countries, and no nation that recognizes Taiwan as an independent country can establish diplomatic relations with China until it sever ties. with Taipei. (ANI)


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