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Wang Yi: To Safeguard Peace across the Taiwan Strait, We Must Resolutely Oppose "Taiwan Independence"

2023-02-18 23:50

On February 18, 2023 local time, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Wang Yi took a question on the Taiwan question after delivering a keynote speech at the 59th Munich Security Conference in Germany.

Wang Yi said that Taiwan has been part of China's territory since the ancient times, and it has never been a state, nor will it ever be. This is the real status quo of the Taiwan question. It is not China but the "Taiwan independence" separatist forces who want to change this status quo.

Wang Yi said "Taiwan independence" separatist activities and peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait are as irreconcilable as water and fire. To safeguard peace across the Taiwan Strait, we must resolutely oppose "Taiwan independence", and firmly stay committed to the one-China principle. This is also the consensus of the international community. On the Ukraine crisis, all parties stress the importance of safeguarding sovereignty and territorial integrity. This principle should also be adhered to on the Taiwan question to resolutely safeguard China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and there shall be no double standards on major issues.

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