Wang Yi: What destroys the "status quo" of the Taiwan Strait is precisely the political forces in Taiwan who have not abandoned the idea of "Taiwan independence"
On September 21, 2018, local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi jointly met with Dominican Foreign Minister Vargas and answered reporters'questions on Taiwan.
A reporter asked: Recently, some countries and some public opinions have claimed that the establishment of diplomatic relations between Dominica and China is a "unilateral change in the status quo of the Taiwan Strait" and is not conducive to the stability and development of the region. Do you have any comment on this?
Wang Yi said that there is only one China in the world and Taiwan is an inseparable part of China's territory. This is both a basic fact and an important consensus of the international community. Dominica and other countries have established diplomatic relations with China, which conforms to the historical trend and the international situation. It is undoubtedly a correct choice to stand together with the vast majority of countries in the world. It is also in full conformity with the fundamental and long-term interests of the Dominican countries and people.
Wang Yi said that with regard to the so-called "change of the status quo in the Taihai region", I want to make it clear that the political force currently in power in the Taiwan region is a political force that has not abandoned the idea of "Taiwan independence". It is precisely what the DPP has done that is destroying the "status quo" of cross-strait relations, which are not only hindering the peaceful development of cross-strait relations, but also eroding regional peace and stability. Dominica's breaking off relations and drawing a clear line with the Taiwan authorities, which are destroying the status quo in the Taiwan Strait, is an international consensus to safeguard "one China" and has played a positive role in peace in the Taiwan Strait.
Wang Yi said that Dominica and other countries, as sovereign and independent countries, can completely decide their foreign policy on their own. According to the UN Charter, other countries have no right or should not interfere. The establishment of diplomatic relations between Dominica and China does not target any third party, does not affect their foreign policies, nor does it harm the traditional influence and legitimate rights and interests of other countries in the region.
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