China denounces Australian parliamentary group to visit Taiwan

The visit will be a violation of one-China principle and support the “Taiwan independence” separatist activities: Embassy spokesperson

BYYasir Rehman


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Chinese Embassy in Australia Wednesday denounces the Australian parliamentary group upcoming planned visit of Taiwan to attend so-called “president-elect’s inauguration and termed it blatantly embolden and support the “Taiwan independence” separatist activities. 

A spokesperson of Chinese Embassy in Australia while reacting strongly on the Australian Parliamentary Group’s Visit to Taiwan, made it clear that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory. 

“The one-China principle is the universal consensus of the international community and the bedrock of the political foundation of China-Australia relations”, spokesperson remarked responding to a question.

Spokesperson said that parliamentarians carry official titles and the visit to Taiwan by the Australian parliamentarians and their attendance of the “president-elect’s inauguration” violate the one-China principle, blatantly embolden and support the “Taiwan independence” separatist activities.

“We hope that relevant members of the Australian Parliament will adhere to the fact that “Taiwan is a province of China” and respect the sentiments of the 1.4 billion Chinese people, and refrain from taking sides for “Taiwan independence” separatist forces”, the statement read.

The spokesperson reminded that Australia’s commitment to one-China principle is clear-cut in both concept and content which is clearly stated in the Joint Communique for the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between China and Australia.

“The Australian Government recognizes the Government of the People’s Republic of China as the sole legal Government of China, acknowledges the position of the Chinese Government that Taiwan is a province of the People’s Republic of China”.

“We urge the Australian side to abide by its commitment to the one-China principle and fully honor its commitment without any compromise or inconsistency”, spokesperson added.

Spokesperson hoped that the Australian side will work with the Chinese side to safeguard the hard-won positive development of China-Australia relations and avoid unnecessary interference or damage to the relationship between the two countries.

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