China ceases diplomatic ties with Kiribati
( 2003-11-29 21:32) (Xinhua)
The Chinese government
decided to cease the diplomatic relations between China and Kiribati as of
Saturday, according to official sources.
Chinese Ambassador to Kiribati Ma Shuxue again made solemn representations in
Kiribati's capital Tarawa Saturday with the Kiribati government on its
establishment of so-called "diplomatic relations" with Taiwan.
According to sources with the Foreign Ministry, Ma pointed out that the
Kiribati government, regardless of the China-Kiribati friendly relations and
oppositions from various sides in Kiribati,obstinately acted to make "two
Such a move defies the communique signed by China and Kiribati on
establishment of diplomatic relations and the principles of the United Nations
charter, grossly interferes with China's internal affairs, and seriously
undermines China-Kiribati relations and friendship between the two peoples, Ma
The Chinese government lodges strong protest to the Kiribati government and
decides to cease the diplomatic relations between China and Kiribati as of
Saturday, Ma said, adding that implementation of all agreements between the two
governments stop immediately.