China strongly opposes Czech Senate's resolution on strengthening ties with Taiwan island: embassy
Published: Oct 15, 2021 12:09 PM
Taiwan Photo: Unsplash

Taiwan Photo: Unsplash

China strongly opposes Czech Senate committee' resolution to welcome more high-ranking officials from Taiwan island to visit the Czech Republic, and urges it to fully recognize the highly sensitive nature of the Taiwan question, a spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in Czech Republic said Friday.

The Czech Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security on Wednesday approved a resolution to deepen cooperation with Taiwan island. 

China urges the Czech Republic to abide by the one-China principle and handle the Taiwan-related affairs prudently and appropriately. 

The Taiwan question is part of China's internal affairs, which is a matter of China's core interests. There is only one China, and Taiwan is a part of Chinese territory. Adherence to the one-China principle is the precondition and political foundation for China to develop friendly relations with other countries including the Czech Republic, the spokesperson said.

China holds no objection to the nongovernmental economic and trade exchanges between the diplomatic countries and the island, but firmly opposes any form of official exchanges between them, said the spokesperson.

China is prepared to do the utmost to seek the prospect of peaceful reunification, but will leave no room for any form of separatist activities. 

This year marks the 72nd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the Czech Republic. China has become the Czech Republic's second-largest trading partner in the world and its largest trading partner outside the European Union. 

China opposes political manipulation by anti-China forces and will not send any wrong signals to "Taiwan independence" separatists. China will ensure that the strategic partnership between the two countries will carry forward steadily and bring benefits to people in both countries. 

Global Times