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Global community backs one-China principle

By ZHANG YI | China Daily | Updated: 2024-01-24 09:27
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The Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taipei, Southeast China's Taiwan. [Photo/Xinhua]

The global community has continued to voice its unwavering support for the one-China principle following the elections in China's Taiwan region, reinforcing the principle that there is only one China and Taiwan is an inseparable part of it.

Over 100 countries and international organizations, including ASEAN, the League of Arab States and the African Union have openly reiterated their commitment to the one-China principle so far, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said at a recent briefing.

Dennis Francis, president of the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, wrote recently on social network X to reaffirm that the work of the UNGA will adhere to the one-China principle guided by UNGA Resolution 2758.

During a meeting with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi last week, Tunisian President Kais Saied said his country upholds the one-China principle, abides by UN General Assembly Resolution 2758 and supports China in exercising sovereignty over its territory.

In a statement released last week, Gabonese Foreign Minister Regis Onanga Ndiaye reiterated Gabon's firm adherence to the one-China principle, opposing any words or actions that undermine China's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Nauru, an island country in the central Pacific, announced last week that it would recognize the one-China principle and sever "diplomatic ties" with Taiwan.

Chen Binhua, a spokesman for the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office, said recently that 10 countries have severed "diplomatic ties "with the island since the Democratic Progressive Party authorities took office in Taiwan since 2016.

The DPP authorities, who adhere to a separatist stance, have been using the hard-earned money of the people attempting to achieve "diplomatic breakthroughs" and gain international recognition, he said.

These actions attempt to deny the fact that both sides of the Taiwan Strait belong to one China, he said, adding that it is natural to oppose and restrain such actions.

Li Peng, head of the Graduate Institute for Taiwan Studies at Xiamen University, said that adhering to the one-China principle is a consensus in the international community, and establishing diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China is a general trend.

The attempts by Taiwan authorities to highlight "sovereignty "through maintaining "diplomatic allies" are futile, as the vast majority of the international community will not recognize Taiwan's so-called sovereignty, he said.

Regarding Taiwan's attempts to pursue "independence" through internationalizing the Taiwan question, Li said such efforts will increasingly become unattainable as the Chinese mainland's development and international influence continue to rise. He said that the Chinese government is determined and resolute in upholding the one-China principle in the international community and possesses the strong capability to counter any external attempts to interfere.

Xu Wei contributed to this story.

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