Spokesperson of Chinese Embassy in India Counselor Ji Rong solemnly refutes article advocating "Taiwan Independence" published in Indian media
2020/08/25

On August 25, 2020, certain Indian media published an article by Jaushieh Joseph Wu, head of the Taiwan authorities’ foreign relations department, openly advocating "Taiwan independence" and "Taiwan's participation in the United Nations and the World Health Organization". Spokesperson of Chinese Embassy in India Counselor Ji Rong made a solemn statement refuting the wrong arguments and clarifying China’s principle and position.

Ji Rong pointed out that Taiwan is an inalienable part of the territory of the People's Republic of China, which is a fact that no one and no force could change. In 1945, together with people around the world, the Chinese people won the victory in the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, a part of the global War against Fascism. Taiwan was thus recovered and returned to China. A series of International Law Documents, including the Cairo Declaration and the Potsdam Proclamation, have clearly confirmed China's exercise of sovereignty over Taiwan. Since 1949, although the two sides of the Taiwan Strait have yet to be reunified, the sovereignty and territory of China have never been severed, and the fact that the mainland and Taiwan belong to one and the same China has never changed.

The One-China principle is a widely accepted universal consensus of the international community including the Government of the Republic of India. In October 1971, the United Nations General Assembly adopted at its 26th session Resolution 2758, recognizing the People's Republic of China as the sole legitimate government representing the entire people of China. The Resolution, fully demonstrating the One-China principle that the UN is committed to, has solved once and for all the issue of China's representation in the UN politically, de jure and procedure-wise. There is but one China in the world and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China. There is no such issue of Taiwan joining the UN. Any questions about Taiwan's participation in international organizations including the WHO must be arranged under the One-China principle. The United Nations has reiterated many times that it insists on handling the Taiwan issue in accordance with Resolution 2758.

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities in Taiwan and the "Taiwan independence" separatist forces have concocted various pretexts to politicize the epidemic prevention issue, attempting to take advantage of the epidemic and challenge the One-China principle internationally. We have repeatedly clarified our position. We have a firm will, full confidence and sufficient capabilities to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and will never tolerate any attempt to split the country or any interference in China's internal affairs by any external force.

We urge the relevant Indian media to take a correct stance on issues of core interests concerning China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, adhere to the One-China principle, not to provide platform for "Taiwan independence" forces, and avoid sending wrong messages to the public.

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