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Mainland opposes any Taiwan engagement under CPTPP

By ZHAO JIA | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-09-23 20:01
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Photo taken on July 21, 2019 from Xiangshan Mountain shows the Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taipei, China's Taiwan. [Photo/Xinhua]

Beijing said on Thursday it firmly opposed any country officially engaging with Taiwan in response to the island's application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a daily news briefing China resolutely opposes Taiwan joining any official international agreement or organization.

China's position is clear: there is only one China in the world and Taiwan is an inalienable part of the country, the spokesperson said.

The one-China principle is a universally recognized norm governing international relations and a common consensus of the international community, he added.

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