China strongly opposes any official interaction between the European Union and Taiwan, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Mao Ning, said on Tuesday.
It, therefore, calls on the bloc to treat the Taiwan issue cautiously and respect the One China policy,
“The European Parliament as the EU’s official body should respect the One China principle.
“China strongly opposes any form of official contact between the EU and Taiwan.
“We call on the EU to sincerely observe the One China policy and to demonstrate prudence in words and actions concerning the Taiwan issue,” Mao told a briefing.
A delegation from the European Parliament’s International Trade committee (INTA) arrived in Taiwan on Monday on a four-day visit to discuss Taiwan-EU bilateral trade and investment.
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Tensions between mainland China and Taiwan with countries boosting cooperation with the island, escalated after U.S. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, visited the island in August.
Beijing condemned Pelosi’s trip, which it regarded as a gesture of support for separatism.
It held large-scale military exercises in the vicinity of the island.
Despite this fact, several countries have sent their delegations to the island since then, further increasing tensions in the Taiwan Strait.
Such countries include France, Germany, the United States, Japan and others. (Sputnik)
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