Spokesperson: “The Taiwan question is China’s internal affair,”

CHINA: A spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Saturday commented on the results of the elections in the Taiwan region.

“The Taiwan question is China’s internal affair,” said the spokesperson in a statement.

Whatever changes take place in Taiwan, the basic fact that there is only one China in the world and Taiwan is part of China will not change, the spokesperson remarked.

The Chinese government’s position of upholding the one-China principle and opposing “Taiwan independence” separatism, “two Chinas” and “one China, one Taiwan” will not change, said the spokesperson.

The international community’s prevailing consensus on upholding the one-China principle and long-standing and overwhelming adherence to this principle will not change, noted the spokesperson.

“The one-China principle is the solid anchor for peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits,” added the spokesperson.

“We believe that the international community will continue to adhere to the one-China principle, and understand and support the Chinese people’s just cause of opposing ‘Taiwan independence’ separatist activities and striving to achieve national reunification.”

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